Cook of the week Lisa Stevens

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Lisa Garner Stevens has a very vivid memory of Christmas Eve when she was 13 years old. After everyone else in her family went to bed, she crept into the kitchen and got down her mother’s cookbooks. And she came across a recipe for homemade caramels. “We had […]

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New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp with cheesy grits.

New Orleans-style Barbeque Shrimp with Cheesy Grits Shrimp 2 pounds fresh, jumbo shrimp 1 stick butter, melted 4 tablespoons chili sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons Worcestershire 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon liquid smoke 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 5 cloves fresh garlic, minced […]

When I was growing up in south Alabama, no one I knew had a backyard vegetable garden and there was no such thing as a farmers’ market. If you wanted peas or squash or okra, you either went to a farm out in the country and picked your own or you visited a farm stand […]

JACKSON (AP) – State health officials are reporting a second death from the West Nile virus in Mississippi. The state Department of Health said Tuesday the most recent death occurred in Madison County. The first death was in Yazoo County. Health officials also reported new human cases in Adams, Bolivar, Covington, Forrest and Rankin counties. […]

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Kelli Karlson and "Roadkill" Bill Hughes have shared a Wizard 106 studio with carpet-covered walls for about six years.

Editor’s note: The writer joins Kelli Karlson and “Roadkill” Bill every Tuesday morning at Wizard 106 for a movie review. ––––– By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The topic on a recent edition of Wizard 106’s Hometown Mornin’ Show was selfies, the self-portraits that modern phones make so easy to take. “You’re part […]

“If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!” – J.M. Barrie “The car has become … an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.” – Marshall McLuhan ––––– My sister called me early […]

Movies often reflect reality. Though many times a substantial suspension of disbelief is required. Law enforcement and organized crime are the subject of many of today’s modern films. The military, various clandestine intelligence departments, Wall Street, and banking are also the center of a lot of cinematic attention. The restaurant business gets the short end […]

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Runners get ready at the starting line for the 5K Glo Run Saturday night at Veterans Park as part of the Health and Wellness festival.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The city was glowing with health Saturday as the first Tupelo Health and Wellness Festival took over Veterans Park. More than 200 runners armed with glow sticks, decked out in neon shirts and speckled with day-glo paint streaked through the park after sunset. They were greeted by […]

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Breast cancer survivor Shondia McFadden-Sabari, executive director of Bold & Breastless and breast cancer survivor, shares her story during Saturday's 8th Annual Sisters Network Pink Ribbon Luncheon.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – More than 350 Sisters Network supporters praised God and lifted up breast cancer survivors Saturday. “I thank God it didn’t take my life,” said keynote speaker and breast cancer survivor Shondia McFadden-Sabari. “It didn’t take my self-esteem.” Sabari, who had a bilateral mastectomy after being diagnosed with […]