By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Each year, the BancorpSouth Arena freezes over the floor for children and adults alike to pile in over the holidays and skate across the ice. The end of 2015 is no exception, as preparations are being made for public ice skating to kick off this Saturday at […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – Ginna Bumpas has two weaknesses: cooking and golf. The Corinth native began cooking meals for her family when she was 10 or 12. “Mother worked outside the home and she would step me through the things for the meal,” said Bumpas, 73. “There was a lady in our […]

Four-Layer Lemon Pie 11⁄2 cups self-rising flour 11⁄2 sticks butter, melted 1 cup chopped pecans, plus more for garnish 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened 2 (8-ounce) tubs whipped topping, divided 1 cup sugar 6 egg yolks 2 cans sweetened condensed milk 3⁄4 cup lemon juice For the first layer, combine flour, melted butter and […]

By now, I hope you have your Thanksgiving plans made and you know exactly what you’re going to serve your family at home or take to a loved one’s house. (If you’re planning to eat out at a restaurant, you can probably skip this column.) The Thanksgiving feast is the one meal where we all […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – This Christmas season, Santa Claus will take a break from the North Pole to visit South Green Street. The Daily Journal will host the Jolly Ol’ Elf, and children are invited to meet and mingle, and also drop off their letters for Santa. “We’re going to decorate […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Jennie Lynn Johnson may be considered the patron saint of Northeast Mississippi’s branch of The Salvation Army. Johnson has invested her time, energy and heart in the Army since it came to the area in the 1970s, first working out of a small church in South Tupelo. She […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – People were nervous, so before everything got started, Sarah Kathryn Dossett said, “Take a deep breath and a sip of wine.” She’s an artist and a teacher, and on a recent Thursday night, Dossett led a painting party for adults at the University of Mississippi Museum. For […]

“His eyes – how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.” – Clement C. Moore “Alas! How dreary would be the world if there […]

It is widely known among my family and friends that breakfast is my favorite meal. My son and I eat breakfast together at least twice a week. I meet my mother for breakfast three times each week and the other two slots are reserved for friends or business meetings. I am not sure why I […]