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Bella Thorn completes the final obstacle of the race as she slides on a downhill slip 'n' slide as part of the Boerner Be Wild Health and Wellness Festival on Saturday.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The Boerner Be Wild Festival on Saturday featured an obstacle course for children ages 12 and under for the first time, and it was as popular as the adult version it mimicked. The festival honors late North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center Director Hank Boerner. Hank died in […]

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James Braham and Dietrich Lockridge lead the Juneteenth Freedom Parade down Front Street on Saturday.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – With the help of a $3,000 grant from the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, the first Juneteenth Freedom Festival since 2008 was held Saturday in Gumtree Park. Juneteenth is a celebration of the day the last group of slaves were freed from bondage on June 19, 1865 in […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Authors and readers will unite in Jackson on Saturday, Aug. 22, for the inaugural Mississippi Book Festival. The event at the State Capitol in Jackson will feature John Grisham, Greg Iles, Bill Ferris and Ellen Gilchrist, along with more than 60 of their fellow writers. “Two years […]

Wilkerson’s first album, “Made in Mississippi,” released in 2013 and is available for purchase on iTunes. Wilkerson will also have copies available to be signed at his concert at Link Centre Friday. (Courtesy)

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – If the sound of a tinny piano, or the “boogie-woogie” of Jerry Lee Lewis is your thing, get your tickets now for a one-of-a-kind performance at Link Centre on Friday. Born and raised in Kemper County, Mississippi, on his family’s soybean farm, Steve Wilkerson got a love […]

Rachel Dolezal. I feel like I could just type that name 250 more times in this column and say all anyone would need to say. But let’s not give her that much clout. She identifies as black. OK. I identify as athletic, but declaring it doesn’t make it the case. It reminds me of Michael […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The gang is getting together one last time. Tupelo Community Theatre premiered “Lone Star” in May of 2014, but since that time the show has gone on to win big, taking home Best Production at the state level in January and again in February at the regional […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “Jurassic World” is a fast-paced brew of corporate greed, endangered children and rampaging dinosaurs, with an adrenaline-soaked romance thrown in for good measure. Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) likes to think she’s in control of her surroundings. She’s a bigwig at Jurassic World, an island theme park where dinosaurs have […]

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) – WWE says Virgil Runnels, a former professional wrestler known by his fans as Dusty Rhodes, has died. He was 69. The company says Runnels died Thursday, but a spokesman declined to say where or how he passed away, saying the family had not authorized the release of that information. Runnels, who […]

By Jill Lawless Associated Press LONDON – Christopher Lee, an actor who brought dramatic gravitas and aristocratic bearing to screen villains from Dracula to the wicked wizard Saruman in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died at age 93. Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, taking on memorable roles such as the James […]