When it comes to cooked cabbage, I have made a believer out of my husband and my son.Before last week, no one in my family was a cooked cabbage fan but me. I grew up eating boiled cabbage that my mother would season with a big chunk of ham. But every time I tried to […]

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Kim Burleson, a high-flying kid motivator at HealthWorks!, points out a pulmonary embolism and other lung diseases to children from around the region as they stand inside an inflatable lung while learning about how smoking can damage the lungs.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – An inside peek at the effects of smoking can be pretty convincing. Using two sets of preserved pig lungs, HealthWorks! high-flying kid motivator Kim Burleson showed a group of home-school students how their lungs could be affected by smoking during a program at the Tupelo children’s health […]

Artist Andrew Bucci, right, is honored by Gov. Haley Barbour, left, and his wife Marsha, with a handmade box guitar during the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts, in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. Bucci, a Vicksburg native, now a resident of Fort Washington, Md., was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award as an artist. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

RIDGELAND (AP) – Modernist painter Andrew Bucci, whose work spanned nearly eight decades and appeared on a U.S. postage stamp, has died. Bucci died Sunday at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland after a brief illness, according to a statement his family released Tuesday. He was 92. Bucci’s painting of a magnolia flower appeared on the 5-cent […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The City of Tupelo will host a brief Thanksgiving service for the community on Thursday. Held at The Orchard, the noon service will feature guest speakers Mayor Jason Shelton, the Rev. Will Rambo of The Orchard and the Rev. Chris Traylor, president of the Tupelo and Lee County […]

JACKSON (AP) – The University of Mississippi Medical Center is renovating a vacant building to serve as an isolation and treatment unit in the event of a confirmed or probable Ebola case in Mississippi. UMMC officials said in a news release Monday that the stand-alone structure is removed from other patient-care facilities on the Jackson […]

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Susan Gilbert begins putting names on the Salvation Army's Angel Tree at The Mall at Barnes Crossing on Monday.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The Salvation Army Angel Tree campaign went into full swing Monday at The Mall at Barnes Crossing food court. Each year, the Army decorates a Christmas tree with anonymous profiles of children in need. These profiles include a child’s age, clothing sizes, and three items from their Christmas […]

By Michael R. Sisak Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – A pontiff who has long championed humble acts – sneaking off to break bread with the homeless as an archbishop and washing the feet of young prisoners early in his papacy – is coming to the City of Brotherly Love. Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will […]

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Writer and illustrator Sarah Frances Hardy has a studio attached to her Oxford home, where she works on her children's books and other projects. "If I can get out here, I'll stay out here," she said. "That's the key: Get out here."

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Ideas are relatively easy to come by, but good ideas are a different story. “When you’re brainstorming, it’s usually the 25th idea that does it, not the first, second or third,” said Sarah Frances Hardy, an Oxford-based children’s book writer and illustrator. “You have to get through […]

“Sweater, n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” – Ambrose Bierce “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live […]