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Isaac Ratliff, 5, hangs over the side of the caboose during a train ride Saturday afternoon at the Amory Railroad Festival.

By JB Clark Daily Journal AMORY – The Amory Railroad Festival is about arts and crafts, cars, music and games, but ask almost anyone what the best part of the festival is and they are likely to talk about Bethel Apostolic Church’s apple fritters. Halfway down the road of food vendors, mostly churches, a tent […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – When Leigh Ann Mattox arrived at the Veterans Park fishing pond Saturday morning at 7:15, she said 100 parents and kids were waiting, fishing gear in had, to begin casting for catfish. By 10 a.m., almost every spare foot of bank around the northern half of the stocked […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – Sister Hazel and Joe Nichols are the headliner acts for the 16th Tupelo Elvis Festival June 5-8, the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association announced late Friday. • At the Fairpark stage on the night of Friday, June 6 will be Sister Hazel. They’re an alternative rock band Elvis Fest logofrom Gainesville, […]

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Splash, Tupelo Middle School's show choir, has three performances of its time-traveling show this weekend.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School’s show choir, Splash, will “Rock Around the Clock” with its new show. The show choir has three performances of its time-traveling show this weekend. “We’re going to rock through the decades,” said the choir’s director, Katie Foxworthy. “We’ll have a song for each decade, starting […]

By David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK – CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, who will take over the “Late Show” next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy. Colbert, 49, has been hosting “The Colbert Report” at […]

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Tupelo Film Festival Society President Roy Turner and Tupelo Film Festival Director Carolyn Parson said they're excited about the festival's move to the Malco in Tupelo.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Film Festival is all grown up. For its first 10 years, the festival was a production of the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, under the direction of film commissioner Pat Rasberry. But now the festival can stand on its own, so the Tupelo Film Festival Society […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Shakespeare’s works have been remixed and retold plenty of times, but this time it comes with sequins, leopard prints and Hawaiian shirts. Tupelo High School Theatre Company is producing “Midsummer/Jersey,” a retelling of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” set on the Jersey shore. “It’s funny and hip,” said director […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Coach Bill Courtney is quick to tell you that the Academy Award-winning documentary “Undefeated” isn’t about football. “Undefeated” follows the beleaguered Manassas High School football team, a Memphis-based team that hasn’t won a game in years. When Courtney volunteers to coach the team, things turn around as he […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Questions about freedom and security make up the heart of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Marvel’s world is filled with threats, and some would argue that drastic actions are needed to keep people safe. If that means everyone’s computer records and cell phone calls are government property, so be […]