BY SHEENA BARNETT Daily Journal TUPELO – The kids in Homemade Jamz aren’t really kids anymore. The Perry siblings started playing music long before the eldest member could even drive; now the youngest is about to get behind the wheel. Taya, Kyle and Ryan Perry have grown up with the blues, releasing four albums and […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Debra White was born in Amory, but she grew up on a farm in tiny Detroit, Alabama (population 237 in the 2010 census). That’s the only life she knew for many years. “We grew everything we ate,” said White, 45. “We couldn’t run to McDonald’s. You can’t do […]

In May 2008, I had the pleasure of interviewing Luisa Arico of Oxford as a Cook of the Week. She mentioned to me that she one day wanted to write a cookbook featuring recipes from northern Italy, where she was born; southern Italy, her mother’s home; and Sicily, her mother-in-law’s domain. Luisa has finally written […]

By HAVEN DALEYand HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead at […]

Lee County Schools Monday: Corn dog nuggets, barbecue chicken sandwich or chef salad; crispy sweet potato cubes and cheesy broccoli; pineapple tidbits or fruit juice; milk. Tuesday: Chili cheese over chips, chicken patty sandwich or chicken tenders salad; pinto beans and raw vegetables with dip; mandarin fruit cup or fresh banana; milk. Wednesday: Loaded baked […]

Lessel Family Reunion The Lessel family reunion will be today at the Center Hill Fellowship Building. Bring food for lunch and family photos and remembrances to share.   Cedar Hill School Reunion All those who attended Cedar Hill High School will have a reunion from 10:30 to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at Cedar Hill Community […]

“Change is good. You go first.” – Dilbert   “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France   “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou It’s been a little more than 16 weeks since I made a large life change, […]

Barber enjoys life in the people business By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Larry Barnett’s a working man. He’s been one most of his life. As a kid, he attended Shannon High School, where he also worked as a janitor. The principal came to him one day and asked a question. “He called […]

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Many catchphrases of the Christian faith are meant to be shorthand to deeper, more complex ideas. However, pastors caution that they lend themselves to over application, sometimes doing more harm than good.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal The word of God is anything but simple, but bumper sticker-sized catchphrases about faith seem to be a dime a dozen, from “God loves the sinner, but hates the sin,” to “God will never give you more than you can handle.” “Some are theologically accurate, but have been taken out […]