By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Mildred “Ann” Hurd Walker’s retirement as director of Magnolia Regional Health Center Home Health and Hospice at the end of June brought to a close only one of her many roles in the Corinth community and beyond. The Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization showed their […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Auditions for Tupelo Community Theatre’s last musical of the season are the first week of November. Auditions usually aren’t held this far in advance, but because the show is “Les Miserables,” director Sonja Jenkins is ready to find her cast so rehearsals can start. “It’s an epic production, […]

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Brandy Steen, executive director of the Crossroads Museum at the Historic Corinth Depot, stands in the Civil War room, a popular spot for history buffs who visit the town.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal CORINTH – Railroads are a central focus of the Crossroads Museum at the Historic Corinth Depot, and rightly so. Tracks put down for the Memphis & Charleston and the Mobile & Ohio railroads cross just behind the building, and turned the town into a strategic transportation hub during the […]

“Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is – whether its victim is human or animal – we cannot expect things to be much better in this world.” – Rachel Carson “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi “Not […]

By Leslie Criss Daily Journal TUPELO – Whether you call her Babe, the Earth Lady or Mrs. Gratz, it’s crystal clear Margaret Gratz is a Renaissance woman. An accomplished artist and wordsmith, Gratz, in her latest book, proves she’s more than just a novice who shoots an occasional average photograph. In “Butterflies: At Home in […]

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Jack Kimball, 1, of Pontotoc, dressed as a lion, walks around the line before the start of the Halloween Egg Hunt at Ballard Park.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – It only took a matter of minutes for kids to root out and collect 3,000 black and orange eggs during Saturday’s Haunted Egg Hunt. The annual event for children 12 and under and sponsored by the Tupelo Parks and Recreation Department, kicked off an evening of Halloween fun. […]

On Oct. 25, a “Tupelo Storm Recovery” conference is planned at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo from 9 a.m. to noon. The free program is sponsored by the city of Tupelo, United Way of Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo Garden Club and Lee County Master Gardeners. Last week, Daily Journal food/home/garden editor Ginna Parsons spoke with Sherrie […]

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Greg Calfee, of Toccopola, applies makeup to Jordyn Taylor as he helps prepare volunteers with for the Zombie Run on Saturday night at Ballard Park.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – There is nothing quite as thrilling as a run through the woods, at night … with zombies chasing you. At least some people find that kind of thing thrilling. Groups of about 15 were sent out into the darkness of the Tupelo Cross Country course at Ballard Park […]

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Monks at Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville listen to the bell and recite Buddhism's five contemplations before their noon meal on Sept. 18. Buddhism's practices of mindfulness help them keep in touch with their soul, which they define as the part of a person that seeks freedom from compulsion, distraction, and the ego.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal ‘Bless my soul,’ ‘He’s got soul,’ ‘Save my soul,” “She’s an old soul.” The word “soul” has found its way into our every day vernacular, but what exactly is it? Even among thinkers concerned more with philosophy than religion, perhaps especially so, the concept of the soul is one of […]