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St. James Catholic Church held its annual Stations of the Cross service on Friday. The service re-enacts Christ’s journey to Calvary, and explores the 13 crucial moments in depth.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The passion of Jesus came alive for attendees of St. James Catholic Church’s annual Stations of the Cross service on Friday. The bilingual service drew around 250 onlookers, many carrying children or holding hands in the light rain, as actors portraying Jesus, Mary, two prisoners and centurions, enacted […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Tupelo egg hunters will have their choice of east, central and west for their annual Easter egg-stravaganzas today. Tupelo churches are hosting trio of community Easter egg hunts at city parks with 54,000 plastic eggs up for grabs. “We do it as a service and outreach to the community,” […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal One extended major health crisis can tax any family’s resources. Two at the same time can swamp even the most solid family. The Burks family of Saltillo has been fighting for their lives – first with Brett Burks’ kidney failure and then 10-year-old Bryson’s conversion disorder – a rare […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Longtime golfer and Tupelo gastroenterologist Dr. Sam Pace wants more people teeing off against cancer. The honorary chairman for the Take A Swing at Cancer Tournament has been fighting a reoccurrence of his colon cancer since July with chemotherapy. “It gives me the drive to do anything I can,” […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The 11th Tupelo Film Festival will celebrate independent filmmakers today and Saturday at the Malco in Tupelo. “This is an art form. When people make films on little budgets, they have to rely on ingenuity and creativity,” said Roy Turner, president of the Tupelo Film Festival Society. […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Elvis’ music was made for dancing. The Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club is celebrating his hip-swinging sounds next weekend with the first-ever Dancing With the King. The festival not only includes a variety of workshops but competitions for youth, amateur and professional dancers to dance to Elvis’ music. “I […]

The THS Jazz Singers are, front row from left, Warner King, Leah Davis, Mallie Imbler, Mary Clair Kelly, Tanner Collum, Christian Henderson and Alex Park; second row from left, Nathan Parker, Rachel Lee, Alisha Rupert, Macy Replogle, Kelly Nabors, Maya Mayfield, Elizabeth Hocevar, Betsy Hilbun, Maggie Davis and Kyle Alford; and third row from left, Reed Johnson, Grey Davis and Josh Martin. Not pictured are Madeline Boyd, Brett-Ashleigh Brooks, Josh Caron, Amaris Franks, Jairus Jones, Isaiah Traylor. (Courtesy photo)

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Fresh off a major victory, the Tupelo High School Jazz Singers are coming home for a performance. Last week, the Jazz Singers took home the top prize in the Vocal Jazz category at OrlandoFest, a competition for choirs and bands. The THS Madrigals won, too, said director Suzy […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Without the vocal talents of Kristin Chenoweth, I’d have to lower my grade for “Rio 2.” She plays a poisonous frog named Gabi who’s in love with an obnoxious cockatoo named Nigel (Jermaine Clement). Pound for pound – rather, ounce for ounce – that little frog delivers massive comic […]

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Ethan Easterling, playing Jesus, depicts the healing of a man during Hope Church's dress rehearsal for its Easter pageant Wednesday night.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal As Easter draws near, some churches in the area are taking their passion to the stage with all manner of free dramas, musicals and productions. Last Easter, Hope Church in Tupelo brought back its generation-old tradition of an extravagant musical production of the Easter story. The event’s success surpassed the […]