Gentle reader, please do not toss the paper you are now reading down in revulsion when you read the following sentence, and remember, confession is good for the soul. It pains me to recall it, but a few months ago, I tried stripping. I’m not proud of it, so please don’t judge me. You haven’t […]

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Logan Rutledge bought the old Parks Dental Clinic on North Central Avenue in downtown New Albany in 2015 and is turning it into an energy efficient single-family home.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – According to Logan Rutledge, the days of McMansions are gone. “The trend is to live with less, though it’s not really a trend,” said Rutledge, 31. “I don’t think it’s going anywhere.” With that in mind, Rutledge purchased a 1,000-square-foot mid-century modern-style dental clinic and is turning […]

If your 6-year-old seat cushions are victims of saggy-sofa syndrome, make them look brand new with a box of Poly-Fil and a bag of Poly-Fil Quilt Batting for less than $30. Have a conspicuous, unsightly router? Hide it inside a large book. Cut the book’s pages, leaving about an inch at the top and bottom […]

With extremely warm weather in the fall and so far this winter, many of our flowering landscape plants are really confused. I’ve seen fantastic spring displays of color in December and January. This weather pattern creates a few problems, none of which we can solve as gardeners. We can’t control the weather, like the cold […]

Seeing the yellow blooms on the cascading branches of forsythia is a sure sign spring has arrived. These eye-catching shrubs add exciting color to any yard after a long winter. Temperatures in the 60s are needed for the flowers to show off their color for about two to three weeks. The border forsythia is a […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – In 2015, Tupelo Community Theatre struck chords with their production of “Lone Star,” a play that garnered awards for the local organization, propelling them to the regional and national level of competition. So far, 2016 seems to be following the same pattern with their latest offering, “PVT. […]

Father Lincoln Dall, from St. James Catholic Church, gives ashes to D' Casa employee Israel Chavero during a service held at the West Main Street D' Casa location Wednesday morning in Tupelo.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Around 40 D’Casa workers gathered at the restaurant well before the opening hour to receive the ashes that recall Jesus’ 40 days of temptation into the wilderness. The Rev. Lincoln Dall, priest at St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo, and Raquel Thompson, director of St. James’ Hispanic ministries, […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BLACK ZION – Ask Edith Matthews when she learned to cook and she’ll look at you blankly. “I can’t remember learning to cook,” Matthews said. “It seems like I’ve cooked all my life. I can’t remember when I wasn’t in the kitchen.” Matthews, 72, is one of 10 children – […]

Edith’s Rolls 11⁄2 cups milk 1⁄2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1⁄3 cup shortening 1 package yeast 1⁄4 cup warm water 61⁄2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda 11⁄2 teaspoons salt 1 stick butter Scald milk, sugar and shortening. Do not boil. Let cool to lukewarm. Dissolve […]