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 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – Ginna Bumpas has two weaknesses: cooking and golf. The Corinth native began cooking meals for her family when she was 10 or 12. “Mother worked outside the home and she would step me through the things for the meal,” said Bumpas, 73. “There was a lady in our […]

Four-Layer Lemon Pie 11⁄2 cups self-rising flour 11⁄2 sticks butter, melted 1 cup chopped pecans, plus more for garnish 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened 2 (8-ounce) tubs whipped topping, divided 1 cup sugar 6 egg yolks 2 cans sweetened condensed milk 3⁄4 cup lemon juice For the first layer, combine flour, melted butter and […]

By now, I hope you have your Thanksgiving plans made and you know exactly what you’re going to serve your family at home or take to a loved one’s house. (If you’re planning to eat out at a restaurant, you can probably skip this column.) The Thanksgiving feast is the one meal where we all […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – This Christmas season, Santa Claus will take a break from the North Pole to visit South Green Street. The Daily Journal will host the Jolly Ol’ Elf, and children are invited to meet and mingle, and also drop off their letters for Santa. “We’re going to decorate […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Jennie Lynn Johnson may be considered the patron saint of Northeast Mississippi’s branch of The Salvation Army. Johnson has invested her time, energy and heart in the Army since it came to the area in the 1970s, first working out of a small church in South Tupelo. She […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – People were nervous, so before everything got started, Sarah Kathryn Dossett said, “Take a deep breath and a sip of wine.” She’s an artist and a teacher, and on a recent Thursday night, Dossett led a painting party for adults at the University of Mississippi Museum. For […]