By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Christmas lights will shine brightly at Ballard Park on Monday. Everyone’s invited for a night of holiday music and fireworks, as well as a chance to meet the famous – or should that be infamous? – Grinch. The Tupelo Department of Parks and Recreation and the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Lights aren’t necessary, but they might help. A script could come in handy, but then again, it might get in the way. The only essential piece of equipment for the Daily Journal’s Entertain Us video contest is a camera, and just about everyone has one of those. […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Sometimes the holiday cheer can bite back. Shopping can jingle your feet. Decking the halls can take out your back. Seasonal foods can send the dancing sugarplums and a good night’s sleep packing. Even a comforting cup of hot chocolate has its perils. Here are first aid tips from […]

Sixty percent of the population will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) within a year. Twenty to 30 percent of these will have weekly or more frequent symptoms. GERD is a chronic, often progressive condition resulting from a weakened lower esophageal sphincter (a high pressure zone of the junction of the esophagus and […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Ranging from five to 17 years in age, dancers have been practicing eight hours every Saturday since the first weekend in August for their upcoming production of “The Nutcracker,” which will be presented on the stage of the historic Coliseum Civic Center in downtown Corinth at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. […]

With hectic schedules around the holidays, it’s sometimes hard for families to find a time to gather ‘round the hearth for dinner and fellowship. My own Thanksgiving-proper was this past Sunday at my mother’s house. It’s your typical holiday happenings, other than the fact it’s my family – which means there’s usually a running gag […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – With a cast of more than 160, this year promises to be one of the biggest and best in the 33-year history of Tupelo Ballet’s “Nutcracker” performances. “We’ve got a lot of new and exciting things this year,” said director Sharon Long. “We have beautiful new costumes […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” is a grim affair, as forces unleashed three movies ago reach their violent conclusion. Our heroine is Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), and she wants vengeance on President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Katniss has become a powerful symbol: She’s the Mockingjay of the title, a […]

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 […]