By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – There will be a whole new look to the rear of the Elvis Presley Birthplace when fans of the late musician arrive in Tupelo in August ahead of The King’s birthday. Phase two renovations to the Birthplace, which include a new pavilion and area for statues on […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The new Elvis Presley Forever stamp was revealed Thursday morning after being announced last month. The new stamp, part of the Music Icons series, honors the late musician who became The King of Rock ’n’ Roll. The stamp will feature a 1955 black-and-white photograph of Presley taken […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal Hot dogs, fireworks, music and fun aren’t all the makings of a great Fourth of July celebration. Towns across the region are gearing up for events to ring in Independence Day in their own special ways. Here’s a list of events happening this weekend: OXFORD Celebrations begin in Oxford […]

I’ve always been a huge fan of the “Rocky” films. About a year ago, I heard a new installment of the franchise was coming and I was excited, but cautious. 2006’s “Rocky Balboa” was an unexpected, fitting end to the series that nobody really wanted but everyone seemed to love, including myself. It was a […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I don’t recommend “Ted 2” to you because I don’t know you. You might be a good person, and I wouldn’t want to mess that up. Me? Personally? I laughed so much that I was sore the next day. It felt like an exorcism, all that funny stuff slipping […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson became rich by winning a court fight over his father’s estate. But even when finances were no longer a concern, an attorney said Claud Johnson kept the gravel truck he had driven for years – a reminder of […]

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Hopeful future contestants of American Idol cheer as the bus pulls into the Grove on the Ole Miss campus Thursday morning.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – Amid the thunder and showers that loomed over The Grove on Tuesday morning, some 400 eager individuals lined up before 6:30 a.m. to be among the first to audition for American Idol’s final season. A wet but excited crowd kept spirits high with a sea of musical […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal LOS ANGELES – Bernadette Walker’s sons didn’t have to win at Sunday’s BET Awards to make her proud of them. “It’s amazing what they’ve done,” the 42-year-old Tupelo resident said. “I think it’s every parent’s dream to see your kids do something and be successful at it, and I’m […]

Daily Journal The BancorpSouth Arena has announced that WWE Live wrestling will take to the ring on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. Wrestlers to be featured include Randy Orton; Mr. Money in the Bank, Sheamus; Ryback and Big Show, among others. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 10 at 10 a.m. at the arena […]