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Daily Journal chief photographer Thomas Wells captured scenes from the 18th annual Elvis Presley Festival in Tupelo this past weekend.

Chief photographer Thomas Wells captured the scene at the annual Blue Suede Cruise event in Tupelo this past weekend.

Children turned out in big numbers Saturday to take part in the annual Easter egg hunt at Ballard Park in Tupelo.

Daily Journal The sixth annual Tupelo BBQ Duel benefiting the Link Centre kicks off today in Fairpark with live music starting at 7 p.m. from Kingfish, The McKay Trio and Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy. The competition begins Friday at 10 a.m. with teams from 18 different states across the U.S. Live music and events […]

Daily Journal It’s spring break week, and children flocked to the Tupelo Aquatic Center for some fun in the pool on Monday. The center is open for swimming from 1 to 5 p.m. through Friday, and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 per student.

By Thomas Wells Daily Journal The Okolona Normal and Industrial School was founded in 1902 by Dr. Wallace A. Battle. It educated African-Americans through high school and provided industrial training for young adults. At its peak, it had an enrollment of more than 200 students. The school became affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi […]

The second annual “A Novel Affair” fundraiser for the Lee County Library was held Friday at the BancorpSouth Conference Center.