By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Some 37 million Americans learned this week how quickly life can change with the click of a mouse, as notorious affair website fell victim to hackers who released a list of user names and information. The list, broken down by state and city, quickly hit social media. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Blank canvases aren’t a problem for artist Lee Gibson. Before getting to serious business, she applies underpainting by spreading random colors here, there and everywhere until little or no white can be seen. “I take the paint and put it on. That’s how it builds up,” she […]

“I once saw a politician walking a dog, and I thought, ‘How absurd – an animal walking an animal.’ Then I thought, ‘If given the choice, I’d rather vote for the dog.’” – Jarod Kintz “I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.” – Cesar Millan “I love a dog. He […]

I recently moderated a panel based on Cooking and Foodways. On that panel we had a stellar group of foodcentric Mississippians. Two were from the Oxford area, one from the Delta, and one from Jackson. It wasn’t until midway through the session that I realized I was the only Mississippian who lived south of I-20. […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal In 1990, when French high school student Frederic Martinez boarded a plane to America, to embark on his adventure as a foreign exchange student in Tupelo, he expected it to change his life. Twenty-five years later, Martinez said he had been right, but not in the way he expected. His […]

I almost got killed by a tornado at the fair. It’s trashy, but it’s true. I feel that I need to explain, since many people just won’t understand why a reasonable adult would put himself in the path of both funnel cakes and funnel clouds simultaneously. It was a few years ago, in 2004. It […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Workers capped off gas lines to two Madison Street houses on Wednesday in anticipation of destruction. The two neighboring structures belong to the First Baptist Church, and according to associate pastor Lee Allred, they are beyond repair. “We don’t have any set plans, but we’re going to clear […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba Times TREMONT – Work on Tremont’s long-planned memorial park for country music legend and native Tammy Wynette is further along than most people probably realize. Last week, Robert Don Whitehead of the Tammy Wynette Legacy Park Committee, said the group is in the final stages of purchasing the building that will […]

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Antiques Downtown on Main Street in Pontotoc offers everything from furniture, dishes and glassware to lamps, linens and jewelry.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PONTOTOC – If you go into an antiques shop in Pontotoc and can’t find what you’re looking for, you’re likely to be directed to another place just down the street. “We send people to other stores if they can’t find it here,” said Miriam Clark, who co-owns Antiques Downtown with […]