By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal A Calhoun County child is one of two new cases of the enterovirus confirmed Monday by the Mississippi State Department of Health. The common respiratory virus, which was also identified in a child from Forrest County, has caused concern because of an unusual number of severe respiratory illness and […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo’s city-wide celebration of literacy will ramp up today, as Winston Groom, author of this year’s Tupelo Reads book “Forrest Gump,” will speak at Lee County Library’s Lunching with Books at 11:30 a.m. This year is the first in which the book’s actual author will be in attendance. […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi health officials have confirmed three new cases of West Nile virus. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 40 cases. The total includes five deaths previously reported. The new cases were reported in Lowndes, Neshoba, and Rankin counties. So far this year, human West Nile cases have been […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal CORINTH – Connor Humphreys was just 8 years old when he auditioned for the role that would follow him for decades and that will bring him to Tupelo this week. Humphreys and his family had moved to Corinth by the time he entered high school, but he came across the […]

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Lindsey Lee, right, asks Pauline Wigington about her life during a visit to Golden Living Center in Amory.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal AMORY – A woman known as “Miss Bea” has a smile for everyone, even if she doesn’t remember them. She’s also talented at the piano, though she can’t always name the tune. Dementia works that way. Even so, Bea Neely, a resident at Golden Living Center in Amory, keeps […]

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” – Dale Carnegie ––––– Social media, while extolled by many, often makes my head hurt. On Tuesday, President Obama arrived in New York City for a meeting with the United Nations to chat about such issues as […]

Service, food or atmosphere? That is the question. Most national restaurant surveys surprisingly list “service” as the customer’s most valued facet of dining out. Of course, it probably depends on what type of dining experience and concept one is searching for when choosing a restaurant. Someone who is interested in a theme-heavy national chain, something […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The world comes to Tupelo next week as the international film festival, the Manhattan Short, returns to the Malco. Tupelo has been involved in the worldwide festival for the last several years, and is often the only city in Mississippi to be involved. During one week, audiences in […]

The Orchard Oxford recently changed homes and is in a facility at 295 Highway 7 North. (Courtesy)

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that The Orchard Oxford aims at the biblical principle of new life. The United Methodist congregation, planted by The Orchard in Tupelo, aims to be “a church for everyone.” An ironic application of that principle is that the church has just […]