By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal CORINTH – Dale Wilkerson, superintendent at Shiloh National Military Park, made no claims as an artist as he turned over a press release and started doodling. His first sketch was an extremely rough representation of the area where Union and Confederate forces clashed during the Battle of Shiloh on […]

“The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.” – Margo Kaufman “Every dog must have his day.” – Jonathan Swift “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – Christopher Morley ––––– Presley the pug has been on holiday in Huntsville, Alabama, since Christmas Eve. […]

Someone once said the four seasons in Mississippi are almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas. Others name the four Mississippi seasons dove season, deer season, duck season, and turkey season. It’s true we catch a little flack from those outside the region about our weather. We usually have a couple of below-freezing weekends in […]

By David Pannell Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – On Sunday, Larry Hill will preach his last sermon, putting a final “amen” on a 50-plus-year calling as a Pentecostal preacher. But Hill hasn’t been your typical preacher. He’s had a life of action, risk, and adventure, with true tales that sound more like Ernest Hemingway than Billy […]

A few mornings ago, I was out for an early morning walk with my dog. Daylight was just breaking, and in the distance I could see the figure of a woman and her rather large black dog walking toward me. We were on the same side of the road and the woman and her dog […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Herb “Flight Time” Lang certainly puts the globetrotter in Globetrotters. For the past 18 years, he’s been traveling with the world-class basketball team all over the world. On his list of many accomplishments is meeting President Barack Obama twice, and spinning a basketball on Pope Francis’ finger […]

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Andrea and Michael Gibson of Nettleton started their business, RAW Furniture, in the fall of 2015 as a creative outlet. The Hodge Farm Table in the background was made from a tree lost in the Tupelo tornado.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – A year and a half ago, Michael Gibson had what he considered to be a brilliant idea. He and his bride, Andrea, would sell their home, move to his grandparents’ house and build a barn to live in while they invested their money in land they would one […]

My granny drove a Model T Ford. She had ice hand-delivered to her second-floor apartment to keep her food cold in an icebox my granddad built. My mother’s first refrigerator was bought at Sears, Roebuck & Co. It had to be emptied and defrosted once a month to keep ice from building up in the […]

Wasn’t this past weekend’s cold something else? We’ve had some cold snaps already this winter but nothing like those low temps. That kind of cold brings our attention front and center to winter. The previous warm weather had gotten many gardeners a little complacent, including me. I woke up to 24 degrees in Ocean Springs […]