By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal When I go to a comedy, I like to laugh. The more laughs, the better. It’s a simple equation but a surprisingly high bar to meet at the cineplex. Luckily for me, I saw the “Ghostbusters” reboot this past weekend. It’s scary and funny at the beginning, and then […]

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Seafood Junction owners Mike and Teresa Montgomery, left, and their daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Scott Foster, bought Seafood Junction in 2010 from Jimmy and Carolyn Higgins, the original owners.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ALGOMA – Mike and Teresa Montgomery and their daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Scott Foster, took a huge leap of faith when they bought Seafood Junction in 2010 from the original owners, Jimmy and Carolyn Higgins. “We had never been in the restaurant business,” Teresa said. “The Higginses took us […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BELDEN – Kylie Boring would probably not like being referred to as a “foodie,” but that’s what she is. She prepares gourmet meals for her husband, Chris, and 6-year-old son, Van Michael, on the weekends. She likes cooking shows, preferring to watch “Extra Virgin,” “Barefoot Contessa” and Giada De Laurentiis […]

Artichoke-Blue Cheese Bisque 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, chopped 1⁄3 cup of vermouth 2 (8-ounce) packages frozen artichoke hearts 3 cups low-salt chicken broth 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme 1⁄4 cup whipping cream 1⁄4 cup crumbled blue cheese (about 2 ounces) Salt and pepper Chopped fresh chives Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. […]

Nobie Gunter came in the Journal one day last week and brought me a jar of tomatoes she had canned in the oven. Nobie said she’s been canning tomatoes this way for more than 10 years now and has never had a problem. She got the recipe from Polly Thomason, who got it from her […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – In her hometown of Belzoni, Ashley Buse was a regular contestant in the annual beauty review at Humphreys Academy. “I did it three years in a row,” she said. “I actually won all three.” She had an advantage over the other competitors because her parents judged beauty […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The BancorpSouth Arena and Conference Center has announced the return of WWE Live! wrestling for Monday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, July 22 at 10 a.m. at the arena box office or online at Tickets range from $19 to $104. For […]

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Zeus the sometimes-ornery lion enjoys scaring people who visit his enclosure at Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal CALEDONIA – Humanity hasn’t always been kind to the residents of Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary. Valentino the lion was kept in a cage in a crumbling dairy barn, where he was fed roadkill. When the barn collapsed, the neighbors were surprised to learn a lion lived in their midst. Mr. […]

“Your end, which is endless, is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air.” – Buddhist saying “My father always read obituaries to me out loud, not because he was maudlin or morbid, but because they were mini biographies.” – Bill Paxton “To lose a friend is the greatest of all losses.” – Unknown ––––– […]