Last month while helping Nevedia Hollingsworth select custom window shades for her home in Shannon, she showed me why she wanted to cover her beautiful windows. Afternoon sunlight streaming through the western window wall had bleached the backs and sides of her new leather sofa, club chair and ottoman. Hollingsworth had just finished restoring a […]

Clothes, jewelry and shoes are not the only things that go in and out of fashion; it’s also true with herbs, of all things. Think of American pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) and common dandelion. In years past, they were welcomed greens – signs of spring – that meant an end to stored foods. But no more, […]

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Rev. Chris Traylor, Tupelo and Lee County NAACP President, delivers the message Thursday.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The Rev. Chris Traylor is a man of many hats. But the pastor of Little Zion Church, the president of the Tupelo and Lee County NAACP, and member of the Tupelo Accountability Task Force was humble Thursday as he addressed the small crowd gathered for the community Thanksgiving […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Ordinarily, you wouldn’t take a 1-year-old to Vegas for its birthday. In this case, Vegas is coming to the newborn. Tupelo Community Theatre’s Off Broadway venue will host two evenings of Vegas-style songs to celebrate their first anniversary. A variety of local talent will bring the showcase […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Link Centre’s Monthly Music Mix continues to offer a diverse showcase of area talent with each installment, and November is no different. Mississippi State University professors Dr. Rosângela Sebba and Dr. Michael Patilla will perform an evening of Latin-American selections at 7:30 p.m. Friday. “We need to […]

Spending too much time with Lloyd (Jim Carrey, left) and Harry (Jeff Daniels, right) is enough to give Travis (Rob Riggle) or anyone else murderous thoughts in “Dumb and Dumber To.” (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Hopper Stone)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal When they call a movie “Dumb and Dumber To,” they mean it. This brainless, foolish, absurd, dopey, half-witted, silly, mindless and entertaining sequel to 1994’s “Dumb and Dumber” once again stars Jim Carrey as Lloyd Christmas and Jeff Daniels as Harry Dunne, a pair of mentally challenged men on […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal OXFORD – Liz Barrett has held just about every journalism job you can think of. She’s worked for beauty publications, free-lanced, done public relations, sold advertising and maintained a successful food blog. So when she was approached about writing a book on pizza, she didn’t hesitate. “Pizza is everywhere and […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ALGOMA – Brenda Foster learned the meaning of the word compromise early in her marriage thanks to – of all things – chocolate gravy. “Both of our favorite things for breakfast was chocolate gravy,” said the 65-year-old. “The first time I made it, Larry said that bad-man thing: ‘This don’t […]

Alma Foster’s Fudge Cake 1 box Duncan Hines butter recipe fudge cake mix 1⁄2 cup water 5 eggs 7 tablespoons softened butter Filling 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon butter 24 marshmallows 1 (14-ounce) bag sweetened coconut Frosting 1 tub dark chocolate fudge homestyle frosting Combine cake mix, water, eggs (this recipe calls […]