By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – As a conductor for the Norfolk Southern Railroad, Z.B. Alexander finds every day to be an adventure. “I don’t know where I’m going to work that day until they call,” he said. “They give me an hour and a half to get there.” The 33-year-old might find himself […]

Sweet Mashed Potatoes 8 to 10 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 sweet onion, diced 1 stick butter, divided 1⁄3 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup heavy whipping cream, or to taste Salt and pepper Boil potatoes until tender. Drain potatoes and return them to the pot. In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of […]

You sweet, sweet readers. Last week I asked you to send me some recipes for leftover ham and you did. They came by email, snail mail and fax and they all sound delicious. Janet Bland, a former Cook of the Week, even sent this tidbit, which she attributed to the late humorist, Erma Bombeck: “Definition […]

By Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74. His family said in a statement released through his manager, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Joe Gilmore’s all about comfort, but not his own. He works in one of the employees-only sections of North Mississippi Medical Center, where he makes sure there’s heat in the winter and air-conditioning in the summer. He oversees a pair of 5,000-gallon water heaters that service every […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Even if a musician treats her instrument like a holy relic, it’s guaranteed to fall apart in small ways over time. “After so many years, the pads will rot out,” Joe Holloway, 76, said. “You’re talking felt, you’re talking cork, and you’re talking about screws that vibrate […]

“There are no bad days when you come home to a pug.” – Anonymous “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams “If you remain calm in the midst of great chaos, it is the surest guarantee that it will eventually subside.” – Julie Andrews Edwards ––––– […]

Being the father of a teenage daughter is a challenge. Gone are the early days when she would climb into my lap and we would watch a princess movie for the 935th time. The days when I could buckle her in the passenger seat and drive her to purchase toys and cheap costume jewelry have […]

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Participants of the Color Vibe 5K run throw powder in the air before the race on Saturday.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo was awash with color Saturday with more than a ton of brightly hued cornstarch thrown on runners for fun and a good cause. While the Color Vibe 5k does raise money for the Family Resource Center, it puts the “fun” back in fundraiser. “We don’t have a […]