By Emily Tubb and Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal AMORY – If it was deep fried, crafty, airbrushed or festive, you could find it this weekend at the Amory Railroad Festival. With thousands of people trickling through from Thursday afternoon’s opening ceremonies until Saturday’s closing set by The Gents, the turnout proves the festival is […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal The little white church of Elvis’ childhood will get a breath of new life this year, as a strong Assembly of God congregation in Southaven makes plans to form a church plant in Tupelo. The effort will revitalize what is currently East Heights Assembly of God Church on Briar Ridge […]

“Good morning! It’s six degrees and we have six and a half inches of snow on the ground. The flush toilets are frozen solid, so please use the pit toilet.” That was the weather report two Saturday mornings ago on top of Mount LeConte, cheerfully broadcast by a young, apple-cheeked, Patagonia-clad member of the staff […]

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Amory Railroad Festival-goers enjoy a ride on the "Flatline 360" carnival ride on Friday.

By Emily Tubb Monroe Journal AMORY – The Amory Railroad Festival got underway Thursday with a combination of entertainment, vendors and all the sweet and savory treats imaginable, and picked up steam throughout the day Friday. Festival-goers can expect a different layout this year as the action takes to the streets due to the construction […]

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Nellie Epps makes her way down a row in the Master Gardeners' new greenhouse.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Many people shop at the Lee County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale because they feel like they can get a good deal. But there’s another reason that may be even more important. “Many of the plants are grown at the homes of Master Gardeners and brought to the […]

My parents had only two televisions in their home. The one we all watched lived in the den and was a ridiculously old, dinosaur model. It was so deep that part of the wall behind the built-in bookcase had to be removed so it would fit. The only reason they had a second TV was […]

In my travels visiting garden centers and greenhouses, I’ve been reminded of plants that we don’t grow enough in Mississippi. Dahlias are on that list. I can’t decide if it’s because gardeners think these beautiful plants need an extraordinary amount of care or they’re just not aware of them, but we need to grow more […]

Before you decide that conifers are simply pine trees and eastern red cedars, you must realize there is a large family of trees and shrubs readily available that add interest, live long lives and live in our zone 7 climate. There are many interesting silhouettes as well as large, medium and small-size shrubs and trees. […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Film Festival continues to grow on its own two feet. The event will screen films at the Malco Commons next week in its second year under the umbrella of the Tupelo Film Festival Society. Roy Turner, president of the society, said the festival has found […]