Ripe Tomato Relish 1 gallon ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced 3 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups vinegar 1 large onion, diced 1 large bell pepper, diced 3 to 4 ribs celery, diced Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook slowly until mixture boils. Place relish in sterilized jars and process in a boiling […]

I can always tell when my husband has a hankering to go to the Smoky Mountains: He pulls out one of his favorite cookbooks, “Smokehouse Ham, Spoon Bread & Scuppernong Wine: The Folklore and Art of Southern Appalachian Cooking” by Joseph Dabney. We bought the cookbook on a trip to the Smokies in 2001, when […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – “America: The Land of Hope, Opportunity and Freedom” will be shown today at the Lee County Library upstairs room at 6 p.m. The film is a joint venture edited and directed by The Gupta and Cox brothers, ages 9, 10 and 6, who interviewed more than 15 Mississippi residents that have […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The 17th annual Chili Fest is slated for Friday, Oct. 7 in downtown Tupelo. The one-day festival will be held on South Broadway Street between Main and Troy and will consist of lunch, music and a community chili cook-off. Hosted by the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, the competition portion of […]

By Sandy Cohen AP Entertainment Writer Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in “The Producers” and the mad scientist of “Young Frankenstein,” has died. He was 83. Wilder’s nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday at his home […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal College football players aren’t the only people preparing for the upcoming season, which begins in less than a week. Brandon Hardin, sports turf superintendent at Mississippi State University, and his team of full-time employees and student workers have spent the summer coaxing a new field of Bermuda grass to […]

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead “Come Sept. 26, we will show this nation and the world the real Mississippi, not the Mississippi burning of the past, but rather the Mississippi rising into the future […]

“We’re going to be foster parents!” That’s the news-bomb our daughter and her husband dropped on us several months ago. She and her husband live far away, in another state, and have 2 boys of their own – our grandsons, Davey and Milo, ages 3 and 5. They are perfect, of course. I refer to […]

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Doniphan Dance Project dancers preform "Swing Swang Swung" for a group of Tupelo Middle School students at the Civic Auditorium on Friday afternoon in Tupelo. The group will perform today and Sunday for the general public.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo-based Doniphan Dance Project’s mission is modern dance, and on Friday afternoon, the dance company’s members were making middle school students into modern dancers. The dance company performed two modern dance pieces for Tupelo Middle School students Friday afternoon at the Tupelo Civic Auditorium. Catherine Barkley, […]