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Lee County couple Ralph and Megan Doxey haven’t let ALS steal their joy for life. “With bulbar onset, you cry or you laugh,” said Ralph Doxey, who was diagnosed in May 2013. “I got the laughter.”  The couple, who has two dogs, including Mo, pictured, will welcome their first child in the next few weeks.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Ralph and Megan Doxey don’t ever get tired of seeing ice bucket challenges in their Facebook feed. “It has been really incredible,” said Megan Doxey. “Before, nobody talked about ALS.” Ralph Doxey was officially diagnosed with ALS in May 2013. The unpredictable, progressive motor neuron disease – commonly known […]

There is some debate to when 911 actually started, but it started to be offered in select towns in the early ‘70s. Since that time it has grown to almost all regions of the United States and has become more than a three-digit number to call for emergency services. It has become, pardon the pun, […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Izzy is bringing her magic pixie dust with her when she, Jake and Cubby land at the BancorpSouth Arena for “Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirates and Princesses.” The live show will feature the stars of “Jake and the Neverland Pirates,” Princess Sofia and a host of favorite […]

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It’s a big day at Truvy’s beauty parlor – it’s Shelby’s wedding day. The actresses in Tupelo High School’s production of “Steel Magnolias” are, from left, Katelyn Stieg (Ouiser), Kaitlin Flowers (Truvy); Morgan Southworth (Clairee); Mary Clair Kelly (Shelby) and Victoria Wise (M’Lynn).

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Six women, six different viewpoints: When the actresses starring in Tupelo High School’s production of “Steel Magnolias” saw the 1989 movie of the same name, they all came away with different opinions. Some liked it; some didn’t. But all of them decided they had to find their own […]

Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff, left) and Sawyer (Nathan Gamble) play with a dolphin in “Dolphin Tale 2.” (AP Photo)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “Dolphin Tale 2” is a B movie in more ways than one. First, that’s the grade I’ll give it at the end of this writeup, and second, the feel-good story clearly has no pretensions of grandeur. The original “Dolphin Tale” was “inspired by true events” that brought Winter, a […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Worlds collide in Cotton Wine. Brandon James loves country and rock, and Holland native Femke is a classically trained accordionist. Put their different influences and sounds together, and they create a unique brand of Americana. The band will perform Tuesday in Tupelo, thanks to the Tupelo Concert Association. […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Everyone from experienced ballroom dancers to newcomers are welcome to strut their stuff during National Ballroom Dance Week. Local dance clubs are celebrating the 26th annual week, from Friday until Sept. 27, with dances, lessons and other events for dancers of all ages and abilities. “We are definitely […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – Betty James is all about being prepared. Maybe that’s because she helped her mother get dinner on the table every night when she was growing up. Or maybe it’s because she always had a hot meal in the evenings for her children when they were school age. These […]

Pecan Pie 1⁄2 stick margarine, melted 1 cup sugar 3 eggs, beaten 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup 1 cup chopped pecans 1 unbaked (9-inch) pie shell Combine margarine, sugar, eggs, corn syrup and pecans. Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Corn Dogs Aunt Jemima pancake mix Milk Bryan […]