By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal Glenn Payne and Michael Williams met in 2009, working on a 48-hour film project called “M-Power.” The duo crossed paths again in 2010 at the Magnolia Film Festival in Starkville, where their talents and passion for film clearly made an impression on each other. Now, after both being awarded […]

Growing up in the age of the Internet means doing things a bit differently than the way our parents did them. I was in the sixth grade at King Intermediate School the first time I ever saw a website. Since that time – some 18 years – I’ve tried to make the web work in […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal A horror movie depends on the unexpected. That’s where the chills come from. “Poltergeist” is a remake of a 1982 Steven Spielberg movie of the same name. I can’t forget the original because it creeped me out in a spectacular way when I watched it alone in my parents’ […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – HealthWorks! can help kids off the couch and into fun this June and July. The children’s health education center in Tupelo is offering Kids in Motion, a fun group fitness class for kids ages 8 to 13 at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and 3 p.m. on Thursdays. […]

By Johnny Clark Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Dixieland jazz band walked ahead of a slow black hearse and a crowd of thousands followed as the city of Memphis said farewell Wednesday to blues legend B.B. King with a tribute and processional down Beale Street. The street whose name is virtually synonymous with the […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ASHLAND – Betty Ruth Carroll’s life has come full circle. For five years, she had a sweets shop in Ashland where she cooked all manner of desserts for the public. Then for 10 years, she had a restaurant on Highway 4 called Carroll’s Country Kitchen. For the next 25 years, […]

Hawaiian Fruit Pies 11⁄2 cups sugar 6 eggs 1 stick margarine, melted 1 cup light corn syrup 1⁄2 cup raisins 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans 1⁄2 cup flaked coconut 1⁄2 cup crushed pineapple 2 unbaked pie shells Combine sugar and eggs. Beat well and add melted margarine, syrup, raisins, pecans, coconut and pineapple. Divide mixture between […]

Who knows why our tastes change? Isn’t is funny how our tastes change?As a child, I wouldn’t eat fresh tomatoes, shrimp, turnip greens or squash. Today, those are some of my favorite foods. In college, my roommate, Laurie, wouldn’t eat a green salad. She said the lettuce “tasted funny in her mouth.” The last few […]

By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – In his 88 years on this earth, Dan Williams has had brushes with death, brushes with celebrity, and brushes with the mob. He’s traveled overseas and across the country, lived in a house with 13 other people, in a one-room Chicago apartment, in a hotel, on Navy ships, […]