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Pastor Daniel Mejia preaches about a passage from the Bible on Sunday evening during The Orchard Hispanos church service at Origins Church.

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – When Daniel Mejia left his home in Quito, Ecuador, to spend a summer learning about ministry at The Orchard in Tupelo, he fully intended to return to his home and work in his family’s ministry. Two years have passed, and the 25-year-old minister is still in Tupelo. Now, […]

“Merely satisfying customers will not be enough to earn their loyalty. Instead, they must experience exceptional service worthy of their repeat business and referral.” – Rick Tate “Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.” – Donald Porter, British Airways ––––– Customer service is a […]

By Leslie Criss Daily Journal Tupelo author Elaine Hussey hit one out of the park with “The Sweetest Hallelujah,” but could she do it again with her latest novel? I believe she has. “The Oleander Sisters,” set on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1969 as a storm named Camille courses closer, is Hussey at her […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a three-part column series covering the recent Battlefields and Baguettes tour in London, Belgium, Normandy and Paris. ––––– YPRES, BELGIUM This inaugural Battlefields and Baguettes tour was coordinated through the University of Southern Mississippi’s International Programs Department. I have become a HUGE fan of all the people who […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo will celebrate healthy fun with a festival Aug. 23. The Tupelo Health and Wellness Festival will begin at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park and culminate with a Glo Run after sunset. The Healthy Tupelo Task Force organized a day-long festival where people can sample the gamut […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal TUPELO – Not many people can say exactly where they were and what they were doing mid-afternoon on July 17, 2009. J.J. Jasper can. That’s the day the American Family Radio personality and his 5-year-old son, Cooper, were riding in their two-seater go-kart, doing a donut as they’d done countless […]

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April Haynes helps out with vacation Bible school at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Baldwyn, where her husband the Rev. David Haynes serves as head pastor.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal It’s often said behind every good man stands a good woman, and perhaps that’s particularly true for pastors. From a sounding board to Bible study leaders, the pastor’s spouse provides support in every way imaginable. “Lots of times it’s things that no one sees,” said Jessica Webb. Her husband, the […]

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Rev. Ellawee Washington, left, of the High Chapel CME Church in Shannon, and Rev. Bettye Clifton of the Trinity CME Church in Guntown, clap and dance to the choir Friday afternoon during the noon worship celebration of the annual North-East Mississippi CME conference at the BancorpSouth Arena.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Fresh off the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church’s General Conference in June, the denomination’s Fourth Episcopal District has come together this week in Tupelo. The district covers all of Mississippi and Louisiana. At the Tupelo conference, around 110 CME churches were represented. The Rev. Clementine Mays, pastor of Poplar […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Dr. Wayne Slocum will put himself on the line Aug. 12 for the Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Free Clinic. The Tupelo obstetrician-gynecologist will be the guest of honor at the clinic’s 12th annual roast and toast. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at The Summit in Tupelo. “It’s […]