By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Runners and walkers will be the light in the dark Friday for the Women First Resource Center. For the third year in a row, the Tupelo Running Club will hold Nightcrawler 5K at Ballard Park to benefit the Tupelo-based resource center created to support breast cancer survivors […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On the heels of last week’s 8 Days of Hope campaign come over 160 teenagers from across the South with the World Changers organization. Through Friday, the volunteers from eight churches in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri and Louisiana will work to revitalize substandard housing in Tupelo and Lee […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya virus. Health officials say in a news release the newest case occurred in a resident who recently returned from the Dominican Republic. This is the fourth human case reported in a Mississippi. The three cases previously reported occurred […]

FILE - Actor James Garner poses during an interview in New York in this June 2, 1989 file photo. Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, died Saturday July 19, 2014 according to Los angeles police. He was 86. (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File)

By Frazier Moore Associated Press NEW YORK – Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. This portrait of fleeting disquiet could […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – Graceland Too will be open for public tours Aug. 12 in an effort to memorialize the late Paul McLeod and raise money to go toward his funeral, burial and estate expenses, according to a release from McLeod attorney Phillip Knecht said in a news release that Graceland […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Blood stains are a real hazard when hand-sewing a quilt. One finger on the back side of the fabric tends to get abused by needles. The sticks usually aren’t deep enough to draw blood, but it happens. “That finger gets stuck pretty good, but finally …,” Dorothy Dailey, 82, […]

“There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take one with a heart.” Lao Tzu “I don’t remember when exactly I read my first comic book, but I do remember exactly how liberated and subversive I felt as a result.” Edward W. Said ––––– When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I […]

YPRES, Belgium Five days into the Battlefields and Baguettes tour and everything is running smoothly. I wish I had the University of Mississippi International Studies logistical team handling details every time I travel. Our group of 18 has reached the midway point of a trip taking us to World War I and World War II […]

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Father Lincoln Dall kneels in prayer as he reads from "The Way of the Cross" at St. James Catholic Church on a Friday afternoon.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – For Tupelo native Jerry Bristow, St. James Catholic Church is the place he has called home his whole life. By his account, he’s the oldest living member of the church, and one of the few older Catholics born in the area. “I’m content to live where life began,” […]