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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal OXFORD – For five or six years in the early 1970s, Joe Ann Allen and her husband rented an old house near the Square in Oxford. When plumbing and electrical problems reached a point where the owner was going to tear it down, Allen knew she had to find a […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Parents can have a night out at the theater and kids can have an evening of play time, thanks to a new program. Tupelo Community Theater and HealthWorks! have teamed up for “Play Time! with TCT,” a program that will benefit parents and kids, as well as HealthWorks! […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – R. Kelly will perform at the BancorpSouth Arena on Oct. 25. Known as the “King of R&B,” R. Kelly has had hit singles like “Ignition,” “I’m a Flirt,” “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Trapped in the Closet.” The singer, songwriter and producer released his latest album, “Black Panties,” last December. […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Girl Scouts will be out Saturday in support of the upcoming Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday volunteers will be visiting businesses and residences along the downtown route of the Oct. 25 race to pass out Pink the Street flyers. The Pink the Streets […]

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Percy (Bethany Ramsey, right) has a tough first day on the job at the Spitfire Grill in TCT’s production of “The Spitfire Grill.” Her customers are, from left, Caleb (Clark Richey) and Joe (Mickey Gousset), and her boss is the tough-as-nails Hannah (Jennifer Cummings, center).

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Everyone who comes to the Spitfire Grill is looking for a new life, and maybe a pardon for past sins. Tupelo Community Theatre’s season opener is a moving musical version of the 1996 movie “The Spitfire Grill.” Fresh out of jail, Percy (Bethany Ramsey) arrives in a small […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Water Liars makes music that sounds like Mississippi. The indie rock band has slow songs as graceful and calming as a lazy river. But when the guys turn it up to 11, their music is as raw and unrelenting as the Mississippi summer heat. Water Liars will bring […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Coincidences happen regularly in real life, but they shouldn’t happen too often in fiction. And that’s a problem for “The Identical,” a straightforward, good-hearted tale that relies on events lining up just so. It’s not about Elvis Presley – a character makes a point to mention Elvis – but […]


By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Next Tuesday, North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo will bring all of its young patients together in one place. On Wednesday, the Tupelo hospital will shift the pediatrics unit from the main hospital on South Gloster Street to NMMC Women’s Hospital on Eason Boulevard. It will bring all the […]

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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal September is National Better Breakfast month. I know the point of this push is to get some of the 31 million Americans who are not eating breakfast to do so, and I applaud that effort. But at my house, we do have breakfast. Every morning, my husband, Charlie eats two […]