Alexander Markov and his violin have traveled around the globe. He’s performed for 25,000 people, as well as for intimate crowds when friends have gotten married. “Playing for a different audience is very exciting because audiences have their own energy,” he said. (Courtesy)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Alexander Markov didn’t really have a choice about playing the violin. His father and mother played, and he started at age 5. “When I was growing up as a kid, to me it became such a natural process,” he said during a phone interview from his apartment in New […]

“I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.” – Will Rogers “If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” – Woodrow Wilson ––––– Monday nights, in my opinion, have been devoid of good television since “Murphy Brown” was […]

My father died when I was 6 years old. A single mom raised me and it was fine. I had a fantastic childhood, and didn’t know any other reality than the one I was living. Something about that situation made me want to be a father, even at an early age. As life would have […]

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By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Parks and Recreation hosted the third annual Mystic Krewe of Barkus parade and festival at the Tupelo Bark Park on Saturday. Shanta Jones is the program director for Parks and Recreation. She, along with Summer Knight, have directed the annual event since its beginning in 2015. “(Knight) […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal FULTON – Itawamba Community College will host its 21st Annual Gospel Bluegrass Concert March 4 at the Davis Event Center in Fulton. Doors open at 2 p.m., and the concert begins at 4 p.m. Jan Reid-Bunch is the executive director of community relations at the college. She said the event […]

By David Pannell Daily Journal TUPELO – Glenda Payne goes to jail every weekend. She’s a gentle, hard-working, law-abiding citizen, but she’s been in jail every Sunday for the past 20 years. And at 62 years old, she’s making no plans to change her ways. At 8:30 every Sunday morning, Payne arrives at the Lee […]

In the spirit of the Valentine season I offer the following story, about strawberries and small planes and true love. It is true, except the parts I made up. It happened long ago in the malarial flatlands west of Memphis, near the town of Monette, Arkansas. My wife’s grandparents had raised my wife’s mother and […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal FAIRVIEW – Charlie Cleveland can still work on the old cars he loves because he got a jump start when his heart failed this fall. The 69-year-old who lives in the Fairview community of Itawamba County went into sudden cardiac arrest two days after coming home from the hospital […]

Deciding what to eat and sticking to a plan can be challenging when living with diabetes. No single plan fits everyone. A healthy eating plan will help you improve your blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol numbers, and keep your weight at a healthy level for you. Healthy eating plans should be individualized according to specific […]