By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Today’s self-serve world hasn’t caught up to Morrison’s Citgo on Main Street. James and Lamar Morrison are good at keeping still in the heat, but they’re quick when a customer pulls into the service station that their father and uncle started in 1951. “It’s full service, check […]

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you […]

“Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn” – Garrison Keillor ––––– That Keillor quote used to be posted in one of our restaurants. It was on a wall with several other quotes, but it is the one that always stood out. I always wondered if Keillor really meant that in a […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Many would say the 18th chapter in the book of Matthew tells you all you need to know about forgiveness. Peter, ever oblivious it may seem, asks Jesus how many times he should forgive someone who sins against him. “I tell you,” Jesus answers, “not seven times, but seventy times […]

I’ve been thinking about my paternal grandfather lately, whom I knew as ‘Frosty.’ I can see him now, soaked in garden sweat, cradling his little squirrel dog, grinning in the shade of his muscadine vine – lanky, leathery, sun-dark down to collarbone and down from wrist bone and otherwise all pale veiny transluscence like a […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Master guitarist Jimi Hendrix wove psychedelic spells, and a Tupelo writer has told the tale. “The Unknown Hendrix” by Emily Gatlin is available at magazine stands across the country. The 100-page publication is called a “bookazine,” and 200,000 copies have been distributed since its release in late […]

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the second WWE Hall of Famer to […]

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Sam Pace and Doyce Deas, members of the property and grounds committee at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tupelo, have worked together on the Stuart Garden that surrounds the columbarium.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – In the gardens at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tupelo, something is always blooming. On the Church Street side of the church, you might find Knock Out roses, daylilies, lantana and zinnias in the summer. Right now on the Jefferson Street side are swaths of Limelight hydrangeas, sun […]

Simple home staging doesn’t have to be dramatic. If you don’t have time or money for a major makeover, here are some simple, no-cost and low cost strategies you can use to stage your home and help it sell fast. You’ll be moving your belongings anyway, so go ahead and rent a cheap storage facility. […]