By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Jennie Lynn Johnson may be considered the patron saint of Northeast Mississippi’s branch of The Salvation Army. Johnson has invested her time, energy and heart in the Army since it came to the area in the 1970s, first working out of a small church in South Tupelo. She […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – People were nervous, so before everything got started, Sarah Kathryn Dossett said, “Take a deep breath and a sip of wine.” She’s an artist and a teacher, and on a recent Thursday night, Dossett led a painting party for adults at the University of Mississippi Museum. For […]

“His eyes – how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.” – Clement C. Moore “Alas! How dreary would be the world if there […]

It is widely known among my family and friends that breakfast is my favorite meal. My son and I eat breakfast together at least twice a week. I meet my mother for breakfast three times each week and the other two slots are reserved for friends or business meetings. I am not sure why I […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Adults are struggling to budge the scale, but the youngest kids are giving public health advocates hope in the battle against obesity. “We’ve made progress in Mississippi in very young children,” said Dr. Dan Jones, director of clinical and population science for the Mississippi Center for Obesity […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – North Mississippi Dance Center members from age 4 to 17 raised hope and money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital by dancing to holiday jingles at the Hope for the Holidays dance recital on Saturday. Beth Richardson, director of NMDC, started Hope for the Holidays three years ago with […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – A handful of firefighters from Oxford joined volunteers last Tuesday morning to stock dry goods, milk and other food items at The Pantry. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the facility is in the process of providing for local families in need of its food and overall […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Following the ISIS attacks in Paris last week, scrutiny toward placing foreign refugees in the United States has reached a fever pitch. Tuesday night, President Obama announced that even though evidence may have found one of the assailants to be Syrian, he will proceed with plans to relocate 10,000 Syrian […]

In the morning after the attacks in Paris, over coffee in a quiet, peaceful house, in a quiet, peaceful town, I read the words of Psalm 27, where King David writes, “Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.” Is it […]