By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County Master Gardeners and the Tupelo Garden Club will host “A Celebration of Gardens” on May 16, the same morning the Tupelo Farmers’ Depot opens for the season. The two gardening groups will introduce two new public gardens: the Tupelo Community Orchard and the newly redesigned Tupelo […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal Recent warm sunny days have sent Northeast Mississippi gardeners scurrying to their local garden centers to load up for spring. “Business has been really good,” said nurseryman Byron Fellows of Mid-South Nursery in Tupelo. “All of April was good though, even though it was wet and nasty.” Fellows said customers […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – When writing her first book, Katie Anderson got used to the word “No.” “I was rejected by just about everyone,” she said. Some publishing professionals offered advice, and Anderson paid attention to what they had to say. “When the editors or agents gave me feedback, I treasured […]

“Who can protest an injustice but does not is an accomplice to the act.” – The Talmud “In those days, at least in my small town, parents didn’t seem to worry so much about what their kids were doing as long as they made it home in time for dinner.” – K. Martin Beckner “We […]

It’s early morning and I’m sitting in my hotel room at the Beau Rivage, 25 floors above the Mississippi Sound, about to start a day that will end with a great benefit concert for Extra Table. As I look across the water toward Horn Island I find myself thinking – not of seafood, but of […]

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Cars and people fill the parking lot of the Bancorp South Arena for the Blue Suede Cruise on Saturday.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Alan McDaniel couldn’t help but get chills when he saw the total attendance for this weekend’s Blue Suede Cruise. “We’ve been wanting for years to get to at least 800 cars, and we’ve gotten close some of the years but we could never get there because of the […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The Dudie burgers were too good to put down on Saturday for Guntown resident Tim Gillespie. The former Tupelo resident spent many afternoons in the late 1960s at the original Dudie’s Diner location just south of Crosstown. Memories of those days quickly returned to Gillespie as he walked […]

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS – Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. King’s longtime business manager Laverne Toney says the musician had a good night and she welcomed the concern about his health. Toney has legal control over King’s affairs. The 89-year-old musician posted […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal For addicts – and many others, but addicts in particular – the weekend starts on Thursday, according to the Rev. Colby Cuevas, of the Orchard. Cuevas knows firsthand. It was his own wrangling with addiction and rehab in his teens that ended up leading him to Christ, and to the […]