By Frazier Moore AP Television Writer NEW YORK – Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday Night Live.” Don Pardo, the eras-spanning radio and TV announcer whose resonant voice-over style was celebrated for its majesty and power, died Monday in Arizona at […]

JACKSON (AP) – State health officials say two more Mississippians have been infected with West Nile Virus. The state Department of Health said Monday that a Hinds County resident and a Rankin County resident have confirmed cases. So far this year, nine cases of West Nile have been reported, including one death in Yazoo County. […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said for years that one of his top goals is reducing Mississippi’s teenage pregnancy rate, long one of the highest in the nation. Now, he says his administration deserves credit for chipping away at the problem. “Our fight to reduce teen pregnancy […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Kids and parents can get into the swing of the school year at the annual children’s health fair hosted by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. The free fair will run from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 23 at the Oxford Conference Center, and there will be plenty for […]

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Photographer Milly West of Oxford is one of 15 artists selected for Mississippi Museum of Art's 2014 Mississippi Invitational in Jackson.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – A skilled photographer can capture stunning, moving images while maintaining a sense of artistic distance behind the camera. But photography is more about attachment than detachment for Milly West. The Oxford resident connects with people and places, and she gets excited by the results. “It’s so much […]

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” – John Keating (Robin Williams), “Dead Poet’s Society” ––––– It’s old news today that nearly a week ago Robin Williams died. […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL MEMPHIS – They’re controversial, with long hair, beards and a powerful message that scares a lot of people and gives a lot of people joy. Jesus Christ and rock ‘n’ roll have a lot more in common than many Christians believe. And Christians are more prevalent than ever in mainstream […]

by Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Gloster St. Church of Christ, the “mother church” for most Churches of Christ in the area, will mark this month the centennial of their formation, and of an idea. The first congregation consisted of only three or four families, and met in the courthouse way back in 1914, […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Seventh-grader Lance Fernando watches fishing tournaments on television, learns angling tips on YouTube and plays a fishing video game at home. None of those activities, however, take the place of casting his top-water bait and it being gobbled up by a 7- or 12-pound bass. This Tupelo Middle […]