By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I think there’s an agenda behind “Fury,” a World War II movie written and directed by David Ayer. That conflict has been called “The Good War,” and the movie makes the case that the Nazis needed to be defeated. It also makes a second case: That killing, even for […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal COLUMBUS – A diverse group of writers are sharing their work, advice and insights during the 2014 Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium next weekend. Carol Ruth Silver, Shayla Lawson, Derrick Harriell and Mary Miller are just a few of the authors who will present at the symposium, which has the theme […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Auditions for Tupelo Community Theatre’s last musical of the season are the first week of November. Auditions usually aren’t held this far in advance, but because the show is “Les Miserables,” director Sonja Jenkins is ready to find her cast so rehearsals can start. “It’s an epic production, […]

By Leslie Criss Daily Journal TUPELO – Whether you call her Babe, the Earth Lady or Mrs. Gratz, it’s crystal clear Margaret Gratz is a Renaissance woman. An accomplished artist and wordsmith, Gratz, in her latest book, proves she’s more than just a novice who shoots an occasional average photograph. In “Butterflies: At Home in […]

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Jack Kimball, 1, of Pontotoc, dressed as a lion, walks around the line before the start of the Halloween Egg Hunt at Ballard Park.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – It only took a matter of minutes for kids to root out and collect 3,000 black and orange eggs during Saturday’s Haunted Egg Hunt. The annual event for children 12 and under and sponsored by the Tupelo Parks and Recreation Department, kicked off an evening of Halloween fun. […]

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Greg Calfee, of Toccopola, applies makeup to Jordyn Taylor as he helps prepare volunteers with for the Zombie Run on Saturday night at Ballard Park.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – There is nothing quite as thrilling as a run through the woods, at night … with zombies chasing you. At least some people find that kind of thing thrilling. Groups of about 15 were sent out into the darkness of the Tupelo Cross Country course at Ballard Park […]

Daniel Lee Perea, center, is a filmmaker and rockabilly musician in Oxford. He’ll play at the Dogtrot Rockabilly Festival on Saturday. (Courtesy)

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The past comes alive this Saturday at the Dogtrot Rockabilly Festival. The Oren Dunn City Museum is hosting the festival, and everything old-time will be celebrated. There will be rockabilly music, historical demonstrations, Dudie burgers and a pet and costume contest. Oxford filmmaker and rockabilly musician Daniel Lee […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal In “The Judge,” Hank Palmer is a defense attorney who knows how to make the law sing just about any tune he wants it to sing. As played by Robert Downey Jr., Hank is confident to the point of obnoxiousness, and he’s clearly due to learn something about life. […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal BALDWYN – Everything fans love about “Grease” – the songs, the story, the costumes – is there, and this time, it’s family-friendly. The Baldwyn Main Street Players is presenting the school version of the beloved musical this weekend and next, and the show is appropriate for all ages. “The storyline […]