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Terry Swindol's lifelong love for the movies is on display at Oren Dunn City Museum in Tupelo.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – When the lights went down on long-ago Saturdays, Terry Swindol was right where he belonged. “They called us ‘front row kids,’” he said. The movies pulled him back week after week, which was by design. “There were serials or cliffhangers at the end of each reel,” the […]

“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Andy Dufresne, “The Shawshank Redemption” “Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” – Andy Durfresne, “The Shawshank Redemption” ––––– Nothing draws me to a book or […]

Our office receives odd requests on a weekly basis. The most frequent inquiry we receive is about cooking demos or dual demos. The dual demos are my favorite. My friend and collaborator, watercolorist Wyatt Waters, and I have done over 100 dual demos over the past 13 years all over the country. I cook, he […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The annual Tupelo Reads program promises to be bigger than ever this year with the community-wide reading of Winston Groom’s classic “Forrest Gump.” This will be the first year the actual author will be present. Groom will appear at the Lee County Library’s Lunching with Books from 11:30 […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – Saturday’s Iuka Heritage Festival drew plenty of visitors to outdoor activities set up throughout Iuka Mineral Springs Park, despite a forecast for rain. Dr. Ben Kitchens of Iuka, whose new book “John Marshall Stone: Mississippi’s Honorable and Longest Serving Governor” was released earlier this week, was […]

"Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. … The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it" (Genesis 2:8 and 15). The virtue of hard work is valued by both scripture and secular culture. For Christians, work, labor and contribution are intimately intertwined with their relationship with God. (Courtesy)

By Riley Manning Daily Journal “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed… The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Genesis 2:8 and 15 It is […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal BRUCE – A production company in Vienna, Austria, wants to make a documentary about 82-year-old blues and gospel musician Leo “Bud” Welch. Wolfgang Almer, director and producer for the movie, invited Welch to perform at a blues festival in Linz, Austria, earlier this year. “The second Leo walked on […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Pied Piper Players wants the area’s most talented kids to enter its talent show, “Got Talent?” “Got Talent?” is a talent show for students in grades K-12, said Pied Piper Players Board President Jill Hart. It’s set for Sept. 27. The first round is for those in kindergarten […]

When logic says, “Beautiful things aren’t really valuable unless they’re useful,” it’s only speaking a half-truth. Logic is important – it helps us “do things,” making it a valuable mental tool. But beauty touches us deeper – it helps us to “be more alive,” appealing to every part of us, not just our rational side. […]