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Calliope (Leona Harris), Emily (Eron Hendrix), and Amos the Mouse (Tracy J. Clark) try to save Christmas after a mishap left them off Santa's naughty or nice list.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – What do a Jewish elf, a 10-year-old girl, and a talking mouse have in common? They’re out to help Santa and, ultimately, save Christmas. In “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Santa Claus has skipped over Emily and Amos the mouse’s house, and Calliope the Elf is trying […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” has a tough job to accomplish. Suzanne Collins’ book “Mockingjay” stands alone as the third in her “Hunger Games” trilogy, but the story’s been turned into two movies. “Part 1” primes the audience to want a certain release, but that release won’t come […]

By Carolyn Parson Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – All eyes will be on Aberdeen next year thanks to it landing three fishing tournaments. “The city will incur some expenses for these events, but the estimated revenue will have a bigger impact for the community,” Mayor Cecil Belle said. “We have a committee formed to help plan. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SALTILLO – To say that Jace Stults cooks dinner for his family five nights a week would not be an extraordinary statement. Until you take into account that Jace is 13 years old. The Guntown Middle School seventh-grader started cooking when he was a young boy, at the behest of […]

Chocolate Cake Cake 2 sticks butter 2 cups sugar 1 small box instant vanilla pudding 4 eggs 3 cups sifted self-rising flour 1 cup whole or 2 percent milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Frosting 1 stick butter 1 tablespoon shortening 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 tablespoon brewed coffee (optional) 1⁄4 cup cocoa powder 1 […]

Often, I am asked what my favorite food or my favorite meal is. That’s a tough one. I do love fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and butterbeans. But on another day, I might say filet mignon, baked potato and salad. It’s hard to beat twice-baked spaghetti and French bread, but I also have a soft […]

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Chanda Cossit, co-host for Cooking Like the Stars, gets a quick update on cook Jim Goodwin's status as he prepares his appetizer.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The trash-talk was all in good spirits Sunday night in Tupelo. Park Heights hosted the second annual Cooking Like the Stars event, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi. Dr. Louis Britton, Dianne Craig, Jackie Deaton and Jim Goodwin put their best frying pan forward […]

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Variety is the name of the game in the comic book business. "You name it, they have a comic about it," said Inman.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – People who think they know nothing about comic books probably know something. Movie theaters are second homes to characters like Spider-Man, Thor, Superman, Batman, Storm, Wolverine, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, Captain America, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more. The biggest movie of the summer was […]

“Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” – A.A. Milne “Even though we’re a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” – Richard Roeper “What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering.” – […]