Humans have been warned to stay away from the apes, but Malcolm (Jason Clarke) needs help in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Pictured, from left, are Caesar (Andy Serkis), Koba (Toby Kebbell), Malcolm and Maurice (Karin Konoval). (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal There was a moment in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” when I asked myself, Is this silly? Caesar (Andy Serkis) the leader of the apes is having a heartfelt conversation with his son, Blue Eyes (Nick Thurston). They speak in a halting way, affected, I assume, by […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau awarded grants on Wednesday totaling $12,000 for upcoming events expected to draw audiences from across the region. A $10,000 grant was awarded to the steadily growing Alcorn County Fair. Danny Joe Turner and Zane Elliott, fair board members, presented […]

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Mayce Payne, 10, from left, Ava Babb, 6, Eliza Smith, 6, Turner Scott, 6, Madison Weston, 8, Cate Babb, 8, and Savannah Scruggs, 8, act out being angry as acting instructor Alanna Austin, seated, gives them direction Wednesday morning during theatre camp at the Tupelo Community Theatre.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The kids at Tupelo Community Theatre’s Theatre Camp challenge, “Anything you can do, I can do better.” Whether they’re in Allana Austin’s acting class or Suzanne Oakley’s music class, the kids sing, dance and act out their talents. Fifty kids are in this week’s camp, learning how to […]

By Derrik J. Lang AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES – Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. […]


By ADAM ARMOUR Itawamba County Times TREMONT – Tammy Wynette isn’t the star of her own stamp yet, but her hometown is making sure they’re ready for when she debuts. Recently, 22 people attended a short meeting to discuss the planned release of a U.S. stamp featuring the likeness of country music legend and Tremont […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal CORINTH – The scorching heat at Corinth’s 27th annual Slugburger Festival may have kept the lines to rides and games short, but it didn’t dampen the crowd gathered to watch this year’s slugburger eating contest. For two years straight, reigning slugburger champ Matt Stonie faced off against professional eater Joey […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – There were plenty of good vibrations Friday as the seemingly immortal Beach Boys took the stage at the BancorpSouth Arena. The capacity crowd of 2,962 was decked in Hawaiian garb and jumped up with the opening chords of “Do It Again.” The surf safari cruised along through “Good […]

BY SHEENA BARNETT Daily Journal TUPELO – The Beach Boys’ golden harmonies and infectious melodies have taken the legendary rock band all over the world in its 50-year history, but the band is playing Tupelo for the first time tonight. Or, at least original band member Mike Love is pretty sure it’s the first time. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Amanda Harville can’t be too specific about how she spent part of her summer. “If we speak about what happened, we could get sued for over $100,000,” the 18-year-old Shannon resident said. “We signed non-disclosure agreements,” said Delta Jurney, 22, of Amory. They weren’t dealing with the National Security […]