This past Saturday evening, the news department had a little going-away party for the Daily Journal’s longtime executive editor, Lloyd Gray, who is moving to Meridian to start a new chapter in his life. Lloyd came to the paper in October 1992 and I followed in December as the assistant news editor. He says I […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times “I just like knowing I have something to eat,” Michael Huling said, arm propped against shelves lined with dozens of airtight jars of food. Behind him was a canned cornucopia … enough preserved food to feed an army four or five years from now. If the world were to […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Americans eat some 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year, roughly 52 quarts per man, woman and child in the U.S. That’s a lot of popcorn eaten at movie theaters, sporting events, homes and other venues where the snack is offered. In the All-America City, a recently opened […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – For most of its 19 years in business, Margarete’s Fine Chocolates has been a familiar sight at the corner of Lakeshire Drive and North Gloster. But owner Henry Daniels moved the iconic sweets and gifts shop about three weeks ago, getting much-needed room and hoping to grab a […]

Staff and wire reports CORINTH – It’s an epic eating showdown in Corinth today, featuring two arch rivals eating deep-fried burgers made with meat and soy in the sweltering Mississippi heat. The Fourth Annual World Slugburger Eating Championship takes place at 4 p.m. at the Historic Depot and C.A.R.E. Garden, and the contest features three-time […]

The 41 Fish House family consists of Henry and Patsy Terry, seated; their son, Chuck Terry, and daughter, Tammy Zamarripa; and grandchildren Luke, Crystal, Ramona and Dustin, although other family members also help keep the place operating.

PONTOTOC – On Highway 41 between Pontotoc and Okolona, there’s a white cinderblock building in the middle of a gravel parking lot that’s packed with cars Thursday through Sunday nights. There’s no sign outside telling you it’s a popular fish and steak restaurant. And even if there were a sign, there’s great debate over what […]

Bradley Lipsey of Aberdeen likes to make this one-pan chicken dish, Shannon’s Chicken, all year-round.

  ABERDEEN – When Bradley Lipsey first married, she could cook only two things – spaghetti and a 1-2-3-4 cake. “Mother was an absolute fantastic cook and while she did not teach us how to cook anything, she did instill in us the notion that you cooked,” said Lipsey, who was born and raised in […]


Sunday afternoon I was puttering around the kitchen, perusing cookbooks and pondering new recipes to try. My husband had suggested I make something sweet, so I was looking at dessert recipes only. I toyed with a lemon icebox pie and a strawberry cake before deciding on shortbread cookies. Now keep in mind I’m not much […]

Last week there was a jubilee on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This was great news. I have been in South Mississippi for 53 years and a lot of that time was spent in and around the beaches and bayous of the Mississippi Coast and I have never heard of a jubilee down there. Up until […]