Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Some 50 people gathered in McDonald United Methodist Church on Saturday to pay tribute to Pontotoc’s premiere opera star, Ruby Elzy. The Pontotoc County Historical Society recently established a Ruby Elzy Memorial District in the community in which she grew up. Former PHS Superintendent Conwell Duke said Elzy grew […]

Daily Journal reports VICKSBURG – Miss University of Southern Mississippi Hannah Roberts was named Miss Mississippi on Saturday night in Vicksburg. She won the crown, a sizable scholarship and will represent the state in higher competitions. Runners-up, who also received scholarships, included: • First runner-up: Miss University France Beard • Second runner-up: Miss Riverland Laura […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – If you’ve passed a funky little shack with great music going on inside and a full parking lot on the outside on North Gloster any night of the week, you’ve been by the Blue Canoe. Adam Morgan took a vacant building, a former hair salon, and turned […]

I received an email last week from Scene reader Lucy, asking about the overlooking of certain films at the local Malco and Cinemark theaters in town. Lucy asked, “Are we so low on the totem pole intellectually that we can’t be inspired anymore?” In most cases, unfortunately, the answer seems to be yes. In all […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I’ve expressed my Pixar loyalties before. I’m not saying I’d take a bullet for Pixar, but the filmmakers will have to mess up horribly several times in a row for me to miss an opening weekend. Why? The creative team consistently delivers imaginative stories that entertain the whole family. […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – A healthy helping of bluegrass, jazz, funk and singer-songwriter tunes await you on Tupelo’s front porch this summer. The Down on Main concert series, which has now partnered with the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, will offer three free performances in Fairpark on the second Thursday in […]

By John Antczak Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Sean “Diddy” Combs was defending himself in an incident at the University of California, Los Angeles, that led to his arrest, a representative the hip-hop mogul’s company said Tuesday. “The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” Nathalie Moar, a […]

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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 […]