Potato Casserole 4 cups shredded potatoes 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream 1 can cream of mushroom soup 6 tablespoons melted butter, divided 1⁄2 cup chopped onions Salt and pepper 1 cup crushed crackers Combine potatoes, cheese, sour cream, soup, 4 tablespoons melted butter, onions and salt and pepper to taste. […]

I went looking for a new twist on chicken Monday night. I didn’t want to roast a whole chicken and I didn’t want to bake plain old chicken breasts. I wanted something spicy and creamy that would be good leftover as well. What I found was a recipe from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, that […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mary Ann Mobley Collins lived in California for decades while starring in movies with Elvis Presley and others, but her daughter said the former Miss America always felt most at home in her native Mississippi. “She may have traveled the world many times over, but she loved […]

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Rev. David Mac Kain places the Altar Book back into its place during the church's rededication ceremony on Sunday.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Sunday morning, the 60 or so members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church mingled outside the church’s sanctuary. A table laden with the sacred vessels of communion was set up outside the door. Across McCullough Boulevard, trees bent and broken from the April 28 tornado lined the landscape around […]

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Dancers with North Mississippi Dance Centre perform to Waltz of the Flowers during Sunday's Hope for the Holidays fundraiser for St. Jude at the Lyric Theater.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Hundreds packed the Lyric Theater downtown on Sunday as North Mississippi Dance Centre presented its second-annual “Hope for the Holidays” recital, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students of the dance centre and Tupelo’s Civic Ballet have participated in learning extra choreography and attending added weekend rehearsals […]

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Tupelo resident Bart Cayson, 54, has been playing guitar since high school, and he started making cigar box guitars about two years ago.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – These are days of plenty, when there’s a brick-and-mortar or online store to fill just about every need. But times haven’t always been this good, and people had to adapt what they had at hand. Bart Cayson isn’t exactly revisiting the old days, but he’s playing around […]

“Let us have music for Christmas, Sound the trumpet of joy and rebirth; Let each of us try, with a song in our hearts, To bring peace to men on earth.” – Mildred L. Jarrell ––––– More than anything, it’s the music of Christmas that awakens long-dormant thoughts and memories about Christmases past. My Uncle […]

Popcorn is 4,000 years old. That amazes me. If someone ever asked me when I thought popcorn was invented, I would probably answer, “In the mid- to late 1800s.” That seems about right. I would have imagined there was probably some Midwestern farmer out on the new frontier who left a few ears of corn […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Whether its called junk or treasure, “American Pickers” is interested. The History Channel show features two guys who travel around the country looking to buy unique items. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz will be in Mississippi and Louisiana in January, and they’re looking for places to “pick.” “Mike and […]