“If we accept the unacceptable today, what’s the outlook for tomorrow going to be?” – author George Booth “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” – Stephen R. Covey ––––– […]

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I don’t know who “they” are, but I agree. It’s also my favorite meal of the day. Breakfast offers many opportunities. During the school year, the morning meal is a come-and-go, in-and-out proposition in my home. I have a high school senior and an […]

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Confederate Gen. P.T. Beauregard, portrayed by Larry McClurry, back left, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, portrayed by Dr. E.C. Field, center, and Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, portrayed by Michael Cole, far right, talk to attendees before the start of the Battle of Iuka Civil War re-enactment Saturday afternoon in Iuka.

By William Moore Daily Journal IUKA – When the smoke from the cannons and muskets cleared Saturday afternoon, Union troops had won the Battle of Iuka, just as they did 152 years ago. Today, Confederate supporters will see if the Rebels can fare any better in the Battle of Farmington at 1 p.m. The two […]

By William Moore Daily Journal BALDWYN – The Okeelala Festival will return to Baldwyn’s Latimer Park on Oct. 4. “We have a car show, a 5k run, arts and crafts, festival food and a hot rod lawnmower pull,” said Baldwyn Main Street Chamber director Lori Tucker. “We expect around 3,000 visitors that day, along with […]

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District Attorney Ben Creekmore practices playing the guitar with Embrace, a contemporary worship band, Sunday morning at First United Methodist Church in New Albany.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal On any given day, Ben Creekmore sees first hand the best and worst that human nature has to offer. By day, the hardline attorney prosecutes cases as New Albany’s District Attorney, and by night, he can be found with his electric guitar in front of a stack of Marshall-brand amplifiers, […]

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Lee County couple Ralph and Megan Doxey haven’t let ALS steal their joy for life. “With bulbar onset, you cry or you laugh,” said Ralph Doxey, who was diagnosed in May 2013. “I got the laughter.”  The couple, who has two dogs, including Mo, pictured, will welcome their first child in the next few weeks.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Ralph and Megan Doxey don’t ever get tired of seeing ice bucket challenges in their Facebook feed. “It has been really incredible,” said Megan Doxey. “Before, nobody talked about ALS.” Ralph Doxey was officially diagnosed with ALS in May 2013. The unpredictable, progressive motor neuron disease – commonly known […]

There is some debate to when 911 actually started, but it started to be offered in select towns in the early ‘70s. Since that time it has grown to almost all regions of the United States and has become more than a three-digit number to call for emergency services. It has become, pardon the pun, […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Izzy is bringing her magic pixie dust with her when she, Jake and Cubby land at the BancorpSouth Arena for “Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirates and Princesses.” The live show will feature the stars of “Jake and the Neverland Pirates,” Princess Sofia and a host of favorite […]

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It’s a big day at Truvy’s beauty parlor – it’s Shelby’s wedding day. The actresses in Tupelo High School’s production of “Steel Magnolias” are, from left, Katelyn Stieg (Ouiser), Kaitlin Flowers (Truvy); Morgan Southworth (Clairee); Mary Clair Kelly (Shelby) and Victoria Wise (M’Lynn).

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Six women, six different viewpoints: When the actresses starring in Tupelo High School’s production of “Steel Magnolias” saw the 1989 movie of the same name, they all came away with different opinions. Some liked it; some didn’t. But all of them decided they had to find their own […]