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Members of Hoop-elo meet in front of Tupelo City Hall at Fairpark at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To learn more, call Rebecca Fischer at (662) 401-4247, or search for "Hoop-elo" at

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – A hula hoop is a simple thing, a ring made of plastic that spins in rhythm with a body’s motion. For some, it’s a child’s toy. For members of Hoop-elo, it’s a calorie-burning tool, as well as the center of a real-life social network. “First off, it’s […]

“The storm starts, when the drops start dropping When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.” Dr. Seuss “On cable TV they have a weather channel – 24 hours of weather. We had something like that where I grew up. We called it a window.” Dan Spencer “It’s time to get to your […]

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Isaac Ratliff, 5, hangs over the side of the caboose during a train ride Saturday afternoon at the Amory Railroad Festival.

By JB Clark Daily Journal AMORY – The Amory Railroad Festival is about arts and crafts, cars, music and games, but ask almost anyone what the best part of the festival is and they are likely to talk about Bethel Apostolic Church’s apple fritters. Halfway down the road of food vendors, mostly churches, a tent […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – When Leigh Ann Mattox arrived at the Veterans Park fishing pond Saturday morning at 7:15, she said 100 parents and kids were waiting, fishing gear in had, to begin casting for catfish. By 10 a.m., almost every spare foot of bank around the northern half of the stocked […]

For the past few weeks, many Christians have journeyed through the penitent season of Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and culminating 40 days later on Easter Sunday, Lent signifies Christ’s 40 days of fasting in the wilderness. Heading into the final week of Lent, Holy Week, the Rev. Lincoln Dall, priest at St. James Catholic […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The expansion of John Leslie Tennis Center, originally projected to open in early February, is still several weeks away from completion. “I’m going to say it will probably be two more months. I’m trying to give more time than I hope it will take. Every time we get […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – Sister Hazel and Joe Nichols are the headliner acts for the 16th Tupelo Elvis Festival June 5-8, the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association announced late Friday. • At the Fairpark stage on the night of Friday, June 6 will be Sister Hazel. They’re an alternative rock band Elvis Fest logofrom Gainesville, […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal IUKA – Growing up in the 1950s, the Rev. Nick Phillips, pastor of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Biggersville and lawyer at Phillips and Phillips law firm in Iuka, remembers his family tradition of reading the Sunday morning comic strips together before getting up to do anything else. He recalls […]

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Donna Tucker, chairman of the Lee County Master Gardeners' annual plant sale, checks out some of the plants that will be for sale Saturday at the Lee County Extension Office on Cliff Gookin Boulevard.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County Master Gardeners are hoping Saturday will bring their best spring plant sale ever. “In the past we had some plants that were tiny and just didn’t sell, but this year, we’ve got the healthiest plants ever,” said Carl Oglesby, a Master Gardener volunteer. The plant sale […]