By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A poet from New Orleans will spend the next two weeks in Tupelo as part of the annual artist residency program. This year’s guest is Asia Rainey, whose work includes spoken-word poetry, music, theater, television and films. She will be in Tupelo from Jan. 27 to Feb. 7 […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Women age 40 and older may receive a free screening mammogram at the BelkGives On the Go Mobile Mammography Center. Free appointments are available at the mobile mammography unit at the Southgate Shopping Center where the Corinth Belk store is located, between 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 and […]

By now more than 80 percent of individuals who made New Year’s resolutions have thrown in the towel. Let’s focus on reasonable goal setting rather than getting caught up in magical thinking around a specific day. How would you like to see your life differently? Increased savings? Less weight? More time with family and friends […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tom Kimmel has come home. The acclaimed singer and songwriter, now a resident of Tupelo after a long stint out in the world, is strapping on his guitar for a local show. Something he hasn’t done here in a long time. “I’m glad to be here,” Kimmel […]

IChris Kyle (Bradley Cooper, right) takes aim to keep U.S. forces safe in "American Sniper." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Keith Bernstein)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Clint Eastwood knows how to film violence. In his latest effort, “American Sniper,” it’s hard to keep from twisting in a safe theater seat when U.S. forces hit the Iraqi streets. “American Sniper” is the story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a real-life Texas cowboy with little direction in […]

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The ribbon is officially cut to open the new Children's of Mississippi clinic in the Journal Business Park on Service Drive in Tupelo on Wednesday.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Two of Mississippi’s biggest hospital systems have teamed up to expand pediatric specialty care in Tupelo and the region. University of Mississippi Medical Center and North Mississippi Medical Center have partnered to open Children’s of Mississippi-Tupelo. “We don’t want children to have to leave their home or […]

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Cook of the Week Nancy Cooper.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BLUE MOUNTAIN – Nancy Cooper came onto the cooking scene a bit later than some others, but now it’s what she does for a living. Cooper and her husband, Dan, own and operate Daylight Donuts in Ripley, which they started in 2004. “We do a big lunch business with soups […]

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About this time last year, my husband and I did a lot of Asian cooking at home. So we started stocking the fridge with fresh ginger and scallions, and sesame oil, rice vinegar, chili paste and basmati were always in the cabinet. On Sunday, as we were returning from a weekend trip to Birmingham, we […]