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Fifteen different scare rooms are planned for this year’s Haunted Theatre, said director Tracie Conwill.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Starting next week, every part of The Lyric will be haunted. Tupelo Community Theatre’s ninth annual Haunted Theatre offers 15 different haunts to scare the pants off visitors. “We’re using the entire theater except the lobby,” said Haunted Theatre’s director, Tracie Conwill. There are six room directors, like […]

Casey Heflin, right, and Todd Barnett star in Glenn Payne’s short horror movie called, appropriately, “A Horror Movie.” You can see it next weekend at the Halloween Horror Film Festival at the Link Centre. (Courtesy)

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – You can expect a little bit of everything at the Halloween Horror Film Festival: a few frights, some laughs and, most of all, a lot of creativity. It’s a horror film festival, but festival director Glenn Payne said directors have submitted all kinds of films. “We have 12-15 […]

Nick (Ben Affleck) addresses the community after his wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing in “Gone Girl.” (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Merrick Morton)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I don’t know you. And even if we spent a lot of time together – months turning into years – you’d retain your ability to surprise. The new movie “Gone Girl” asks, How well can we know another person? The answer in the film goes beyond creepy. Nick (Ben […]

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 […]