Several years ago I was talking to a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi about travel. I was beginning to prepare for an extended trip overseas and was trying to gather all of the information I could about various countries I might want to visit. “Where is the most unique place you have visited […]

Sick children in Northeast Mississippi have a new friend in the hospital. As part of a collaboration with University of Mississippi Medical Center, pediatric hospitalist Dr. Jana Sperka is now taking care of young patients at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital. She joins pediatric endocrinologist Jessica Lilley and pediatric cardiologist Salwa Gendi as the […]

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The Rev. Forrest Sheffield, pastor of Harrisburg Baptist Church, will hand over the reins in June. Though he still plans to actively minister, he's looking forward to a work week less than 60 hours.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – When the Rev. Forrest Sheffield felt the call to become a preacher at age 19, it was a sensation he couldn’t argue with. “It was really a surrender,” he said. “I felt God’s hand on my heart, and when that happens, you just know.” Now, at 65, things […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A poet from New Orleans will spend the next two weeks in Tupelo as part of the annual artist residency program. This year’s guest is Asia Rainey, whose work includes spoken-word poetry, music, theater, television and films. She will be in Tupelo from Jan. 27 to Feb. 7 […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Women age 40 and older may receive a free screening mammogram at the BelkGives On the Go Mobile Mammography Center. Free appointments are available at the mobile mammography unit at the Southgate Shopping Center where the Corinth Belk store is located, between 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 and […]

By now more than 80 percent of individuals who made New Year’s resolutions have thrown in the towel. Let’s focus on reasonable goal setting rather than getting caught up in magical thinking around a specific day. How would you like to see your life differently? Increased savings? Less weight? More time with family and friends […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tom Kimmel has come home. The acclaimed singer and songwriter, now a resident of Tupelo after a long stint out in the world, is strapping on his guitar for a local show. Something he hasn’t done here in a long time. “I’m glad to be here,” Kimmel […]

IChris Kyle (Bradley Cooper, right) takes aim to keep U.S. forces safe in "American Sniper." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Keith Bernstein)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Clint Eastwood knows how to film violence. In his latest effort, “American Sniper,” it’s hard to keep from twisting in a safe theater seat when U.S. forces hit the Iraqi streets. “American Sniper” is the story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a real-life Texas cowboy with little direction in […]

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The ribbon is officially cut to open the new Children's of Mississippi clinic in the Journal Business Park on Service Drive in Tupelo on Wednesday.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Two of Mississippi’s biggest hospital systems have teamed up to expand pediatric specialty care in Tupelo and the region. University of Mississippi Medical Center and North Mississippi Medical Center have partnered to open Children’s of Mississippi-Tupelo. “We don’t want children to have to leave their home or […]