By Steve Chawkins Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES – When William Faulkner’s niece burst into his library with the news that one of her sorority sisters at the University of Mississippi had been crowned Miss America, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist paused for a moment before returning to his typewriter. “Well,” he drawled, “it’s nice […]

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Santa waves to the crowd as he travels down Main Street.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The forecast for the Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade called for hope and holiday cheer. WTVA weatherman Matt Laubhan, who shared grand marshal duties with wife Emily Leonard, said he couldn’t take credit for the crisp, but not too cold, weather. “It’s either nice or awful,” said Laubhan, […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The 66th annual Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade will bring road closings to the downtown area later today. At 4 p.m., detours will begin for both east and westbound traffic on West Main Street, as well as staging areas around City Hall. Vehicles parked along the parade route […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – Downtown Iuka is adding a new twist to its annual Christmas celebrations, hosting an “Old Time Downtown Christmas” – a Dickens-inspired series of events – from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. “This will be the first one ever for Iuka, and everyone seems to be really […]

Brooklyn-based author Catherine Lacey gives a reading on the Thacker Mountain radio show in October. Lacey's debut novel, "Nobody is Ever Missing," has received high praise from literary critics. (Courtesy)

By Riley Manning Daily Journal As a young writer, Catherine Lacey is living the dream. The 29-year-old Tupelo native has lived in New York City for the past seven years, co-owning a bed and breakfast in Brooklyn, and her debut novel, “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” is making a national splash on the literary scene. It’s […]

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White Rabbit, a character form Disney's "Alice in Wonderland," entertains the crowd in attendance for the Friday performance of Disney on Ice "Treasure Trove" at the BancorpSouth Arena.

Pirates and princesses are sharing the ice at “Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove” at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo this weekend. Show times are at 6 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $43/rinkside,, $33/VIP, $23 and $15, plus fees.

Daily Journal TUPELO – Country music star Jason Aldean brings his new tour to town on Friday, Feb. 20. The 2014 ACM Male Vocalist of the Year will be joined by Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr and Dee Jay Silver. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at the BancorpSouth Arena Box Office […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The nostalgic holiday season brings about classic songs and sounds from years past, and there is no better way to celebrate those tones than with the Tupelo High School Madigals and Singe Feaste. The choral students will present a program of traditional holiday music, combined with a […]

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Emma Witty (Maxine), Charles Davis (Ralph), and Mary Ellen Cobb (Imogene) do their best not to destroy the Christmas pageant, despite all odds.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The Herdman family has been terrorizing Christmas pageants since 1971. Watch out, Tupelo. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” tells the story of six delinquent children who would rather shoplift than attend Sunday school. “They don’t have interest in church or anything that doesn’t involve vandalism or misdemeanors,” […]