By Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74. His family said in a statement released through his manager, […]

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Participants of the Color Vibe 5K run throw powder in the air before the race on Saturday.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo was awash with color Saturday with more than a ton of brightly hued cornstarch thrown on runners for fun and a good cause. While the Color Vibe 5k does raise money for the Family Resource Center, it puts the “fun” back in fundraiser. “We don’t have a […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Young anglers crowded around the small lake at Veterans Park on Saturday morning, hoping to reel in a catfish, bream or even a bass. “This is probably our largest fishing rodeo to date,” said Leigh Ann Mattox, special programs director with Tupelo Parks & Recreation. “We will finish […]

By Emily Tubb and Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal AMORY – If it was deep fried, crafty, airbrushed or festive, you could find it this weekend at the Amory Railroad Festival. With thousands of people trickling through from Thursday afternoon’s opening ceremonies until Saturday’s closing set by The Gents, the turnout proves the festival is […]

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Amory Railroad Festival-goers enjoy a ride on the "Flatline 360" carnival ride on Friday.

By Emily Tubb Monroe Journal AMORY – The Amory Railroad Festival got underway Thursday with a combination of entertainment, vendors and all the sweet and savory treats imaginable, and picked up steam throughout the day Friday. Festival-goers can expect a different layout this year as the action takes to the streets due to the construction […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Film Festival continues to grow on its own two feet. The event will screen films at the Malco Commons next week in its second year under the umbrella of the Tupelo Film Festival Society. Roy Turner, president of the society, said the festival has found […]

Daily Journal Tupelo singer-songwriter Paul Thorn will be the headline act on June 5 during the 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival. It’s not the first time for the popular artist to be center-stage at the festival; he also was part of the entertainment lineup for the festival in 2010. Sara Evans, the Academy of Country […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – What could very well be the largest 5k run in the state returns Saturday to the All-America City with The Color Vibe 5k. “Last year, we had 3,871 who signed up for it,” said Seth Gaines, sports development director with the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau. “As of […]

Is there a word stronger than love? Because when I say, “I love The Muppets,” it just doesn’t seem to carry the weight that it should. The Muppets are something that have always been there for me, like oxygen or high blood pressure. Most kids have “Sesame Street,” but my “Sesame Street” was The Muppets. […]