Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing 1 box yellow cake mix 3 cups sugar 1 cup milk 1⁄2 cup cocoa 3 tablespoons corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 11⁄3 sticks butter Bake cake according to the package directions in two layers. Let cool. For the icing, combine sugar, milk, cocoa and corn syrup in a saucepan. Using […]

A few years ago, I got on the Pinterest bandwagon. All the folks I was interviewing at the time were raving about the website and app, which allows users to “pin” photos, recipes, crafty ideas, etc., to personalized boards which can then be shared with other pinners. I set up a few boards – recipes, […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson became rich by winning a court fight over his father’s estate. But even when finances were no longer a concern, an attorney said Claud Johnson kept the gravel truck he had driven for years – a reminder of […]

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Hopeful future contestants of American Idol cheer as the bus pulls into the Grove on the Ole Miss campus Thursday morning.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – Amid the thunder and showers that loomed over The Grove on Tuesday morning, some 400 eager individuals lined up before 6:30 a.m. to be among the first to audition for American Idol’s final season. A wet but excited crowd kept spirits high with a sea of musical […]

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Jordan Forshe, 8, gets to play a game of ring toss as one of the games put on by the Tupelo Junior Auxiliary to help teach health habits.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The newest crop of Junior Auxiliary members is doing its part to educate school children on the value of making healthy food choices. The nearly 15 members of this latest “class” presented their community service project, a large display outside the cafeteria reminding children of portion sizes allotted […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal LOS ANGELES – Bernadette Walker’s sons didn’t have to win at Sunday’s BET Awards to make her proud of them. “It’s amazing what they’ve done,” the 42-year-old Tupelo resident said. “I think it’s every parent’s dream to see your kids do something and be successful at it, and I’m […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – In less than three weeks, an eclectic collection of scholars, other literary professionals and enthusiastic readers will descend upon the University of Mississippi to digest the writing and world of its most famous son. As they have for 42 years, fans of William Faulkner from across the United […]

Daily Journal The BancorpSouth Arena has announced that WWE Live wrestling will take to the ring on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. Wrestlers to be featured include Randy Orton; Mr. Money in the Bank, Sheamus; Ryback and Big Show, among others. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 10 at 10 a.m. at the arena […]

John McCustion, from left, Tom Booth, Browyn Teague, Jason West, Lynn Nelson, Jamie Fair, Tracie Conwill and Nathan Taylor are presented with their national awards for “Lone Star.” (Courtesy)

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal GRAND RAPIDS – Tupelo Community Theatre will need to make room on their trophy shelf yet again. The local theatre company brought their production of “Lone Star” to the national stage at the American Association of Community Theatres in Grand Rapids on Saturday. “Lone Star” premiered at TCT Off […]