By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The invention of the washing machine freed up old-fashioned wash pots for other uses. “One of these pots was used during World War II. It was mine,” said Harry Armstrong, 84, with the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Cook Team. “It belonged to my mother. She had it since […]

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann “Out of clutter, find simplicity.” – Albert Einstein “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they […]

One of the greatest surprises of my adult life is that quicksand hasn’t played a larger role. As a kid I was a fan of Tarzan. What’s not to like? He lived in a really cool tree house, had a chimpanzee as a pet, and a smoking hot British girlfriend who swung from vines in […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – There’s a song on the B-side of Ringo Starr’s second studio album after the breakup of the Beatles, “Beaucoups of Blues,” called “Loser’s Lounge.” In it, Starr describes a country music bar where heartbroken men go to drink away their heartaches: “There’s a honky tonk in this […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal The Rev. David Pannell has long considered himself an outcast, of sorts. The son of a fire-and-brimestone Christian Church pastor, over the years he has been a farmer, a journalist, a man of almost no faith, a Unitarian, as well as a father, husband and now preacher. “But I have […]

A couple of days ago, I was in a well-known restaurant that specializes in breakfast. If I told you the name, you’d know it. Let’s call it Flapjack Home. It’s the kind of place where the waitresses scream orders in code and you can watch the cook smother and cover hashbrowns with cheese and cigarette […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal A Fulton family is hoping they can turn Internet connections into a wheelchair-accessible van. Five-year-old Eli Kent, who is paralyzed and dependent on a ventilator, currently has to ride on the floor of the family van. If they finish in the top 10 percent of online voting at, […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – For more than 50 years, the historic Verandah-Curlee House was available to the public for tours. After being shuttered for eight years, it will once again open its doors. Built in 1857 for Hamilton Mask, one of Corinth’s founders, the home is significant for three reasons, said Rosemary […]

One of the first wildflowers of the Milkweed Family to bloom is Antelope Horns or Spider Milkweed, Asclepias viridis, and throughout the month of May, this wildflower can be found adorning unsprayed roadsides and fields throughout Northeast Mississippi. (Look for it along Coley Road, Cliff Gookin Boulevard and the Natchez Trace Parkway.) This early emerging […]