By Wayne Parry Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi health officials have confirmed one new case of West Nile virus, in Hinds County. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 25 cases. The total includes three deaths previously reported. The Mississippi State Department of Health says Hinds County has had the most West Nile virus cases so […]

University of Mississippi students Shiloh Spears, left, Laura Dona and Juliana Norton excavate a dig site in Rome. (Hilary Becker)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – In May and June, a team of classics students from the University of Mississippi spent five weeks in Rome on the front lines of archaeology. “Rome is a very, very old city,” said Andersen Marx, a 22-year-old from Buckhead, Ga. “You’re walking in ancient footsteps. You even […]

“When you think about flying, it’s nuts really. Here you are at about 40,000 feet, screaming along at 700 miles an hour and you’re sitting there drinking Diet Pepsi and eating peanuts. It just doesn’t make any sense.” – David Letterman “I hope they ate it. It probably was one of the dogs. What an […]

My roots are deep in Nashville, though I never lived here. My mother’s people all come from Nashville. When I was a child, my grandfather, who grew up on the banks of the Cumberland River, told me stories about life in and around the hilly woods of Tennessee. His childhood, and the landscape and terrain […]

Daily Journal Union County Heritage Museum is bringing in an exhibit for inspiring artists to look at William Faulkner and his work in a new and different way. “Folks, Art & Faulkner” opens Sept. 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m., and the public is invited to come and learn about Faulkner as well as enjoy live music and […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – Re-enacting Civil War events of the Sept. 19, 1862, Battle of Iuka and the May 9, 1862, Battle of Farmington will be the centerpiece of next weekend’s activities in Iuka, but organizers have planned many other activities to interest visitors. “We are planning to turn the […]

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Since its inception in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous has become perhaps the most successful and well-known addiction recovery program in the country. Though the program is staunchly unaffiliated with any religion or cause other than getting alcoholics sober, faith and God permeate the famous 12-step process.

Editor’s note: The names in this story have been changed to protect the anonymity of those who have participated and are participating in the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program. ––––– By Riley Manning Daily Journal There’s a saying within groups of Alcoholics Anonymous, usually employed by veterans of recovery, addicts on the good side of sobriety: […]

The Earth Lady has never been nominated to be the “Cook of the Week,” thank goodness, but she does have a few culinary skills, and one of those is making jelly. Of course, this chef, who would rather be birdwatching, is a purist and eschews the use of a thermometer or added pectin. Like a […]