By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Fairpark will transform into a bit of Bavaria on Oct. 30, with the inaugural Tupelo Oktoberfest bringing German food and music, along with beer. The event, from 6 to 9 p.m., is free, but vendors will be selling food. Also, a $30 wrist band will allow adults to […]

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Entertainer Guy Hovis, right, and Tupelo City Councilman Buddy Palmer check out items from Hovis' career on display at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau on Monday.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Singer Guy Hovis said he’s always been proud of his hometown, which was part of his first appearance on television. On “Art Linkletter’s House Party,” the host announced, “’Here he is, that handsome’ – That’s what he said – ‘that handsome young bachelor from Tupelo, Mississippi,’” Hovis […]

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Some participants of the Run Forrest Run 5K came to run in character. Ashley Harris is Forrest Gump, Cheryl Harris is Jenny Curran and 4-year-old Kenzie Harris is Lt. Dan Taylor.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – This year’s Tupelo Reads events, celebrating Winston Groom’s “Forrest Gump,” wrapped up Friday with shrimp, a few beards and a movie under the stars. The GumTree Museum of Art hosted an exhibit of artwork by Tupelo High School students. The theme, inspired by the book and chosen by […]

Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Bicyclists, shoppers and other visitors to New Albany will have another reason to linger downtown – free concerts. New Albany Tourism and New Albany’s Main Street Association are teaming up to bring free concerts to downtown every Saturday from Oct. 11 through Nov. 9. The concerts will be at the […]

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Elton John and his band performed at the BancorpSouth Arena earlier this year, helping the arena make a year of record attendance.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The BancorpSouth Arena and Conference Center is like a 20-year-old person: at the top of its game and busier than ever. The 20-year-old building welcomed 316,328 visitors this fiscal year, from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014, and that breaks all previous attendance records. It also marks […]

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Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton speaks about the return of Pigskins in the Park and the partnership with Renasant Bank, CSpire and the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association on Thursday morning at Fairpark in front of City Hall.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After a one-year hiatus, football is back in Fairpark. Thanks to C Spire and Renasant Bank, Pigskins in the Park returns Oct. 25 to the grassy area in front of City Hall, where football fans for Ole Miss and Mississippi State can watch their teams in action. Both […]

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Volunteers coach elementary school students on the finer points of using a crosscut saw at last year's Pioneer Days event at the Union County Heritage Museum.

By Errol Castens Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – For Northeast Mississippians who are not football fans, this weekend’s best option just might be leaving, figuratively speaking, the 21st century. Union County Heritage Museum will host its annual Pioneer Days event this weekend, offering tastes of life from the area’s earliest Scots-Irish settlement to the early […]

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Storytelling comes naturally to actor Nathan Taylor, left, writer J.B. Clark, right, and Link Centre’s executive director, Melanie Deas, center. Taylor and Clark host storytelling events at the Link Centre’s Black Box Theatre every other month.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Southerners have made a name for themselves as the best storytellers, and J.B. Clark and Nathan Taylor want to live up to that reputation. The pair have created storytelling evenings at the Link Centre. They’ve hosted two successful events so far, and have a third storytelling night planned […]

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By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Mac Powell is, as the song says, a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. He’s made a name for himself as the frontman for Grammy-award winning Christian rock band Third Day. The band has sold millions of albums and toured worldwide. But Powell is […]