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Bishop Thomas L. Brown Sr. gives his lecture on Remembering the Sabbath Day: A “Changed People, Changing the World,” at the kickoff of the CME conference held at the BancorpSouth Arena Thursday morning in Tupelo.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – A piano, drum set and plenty of voices were all the Fourth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal church needed to kick off its annual meeting in Tupelo on Thursday morning. The district covers the entirety of Mississippi and Louisiana, and more than 100 churches were represented […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – “I Am Potential,” a film produced by the American Family Association, will screen this week at Malco Tupelo Commons. The movie was filmed in Tupelo in 2014, using locations such as Tupelo High School, Tupelo Regional Airport and Harrisburg Baptist Church. The film tells the story of Patrick Henry Hughes, a […]

Part of my cubicle in the newsroom is built-in with a column that goes up to the ceiling. As it is within my cubicle, I refer to it as “my column.” I’ll still get an occasional chuckle from my co-workers when I ask if they’ve seen my column this week, and then I’ll lightly pat […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Expect more than 30 classic pop standards to hit the stage at the Lyric Theatre when Tupelo Community Theatre presents “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” in September. The long-running Broadway musical features rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs like “Jailhouse Rock,” “Yakety Yak” and “Stand By Me.” […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “Southpaw” can be melodramatic and predictable, but that’s easy to forgive because it’s a deeply affecting movie. Jake Gyllenhaal is Billy Hope, a guy who grew up an orphan and literally battled his way to become a boxing world champion. Even at its best, it’s not a perfect life. […]

Carolina Randall Williams will be signing copies of "Soul Food Love" at the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour performance at the Linke Centre on Aug. 8, where she will be one of the literary guests. (Penny De Los Santos)

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal For all practical purposes, Caroline Randall Williams and her mother, Alice Randall, have written a cookbook called “Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family.” But it’s really more than a cookbook. “It’s a love letter to all the women in my […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Tupelo native Jean Massey knew the basics of cooking when she got out on her own, but she wanted to take that knowledge a step further. So she started experimenting. “Anything that sounded like it was going to be good I’d try,” said Massey, 63. “I started buying […]

Marie’s German Chocolate Pound Cake 2 cups sugar 1 cup shortening 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring 2 teaspoons butter flavoring 3 cups self-rising flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 (4-ounce) Baker’s German’s sweet chocolate bar Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and flavorings. Beat well. Alternate adding flour and milk, mixing well. Soften chocolate in […]

I had never heard of a tomato pie until I moved to Tupelo in 1992. We didn’t eat such things in south Alabama, where I grew up, or in any of the other Southern states where I’ve lived in my 52 years. Joe Rutherford, the Journal’s editorial page editor, made me my first tomato pie […]