After the heat we’ve had this summer, thank goodness fall officially arrives this week. Fall was always a favorite season for me growing up in Michigan because it meant cooler weather, going to the cider mill and, of course, the beautiful red and orange tree colors. Living in Mississippi, I still like fall, but I […]

Round orange pumpkins are still sought after, but other varieties are gaining in popularity for decorating. (Courtesy)

While 2013 was the best year for Mississippi pumpkin growers in 25 years, annual weather challenges make the growing tough. Pumpkins for Halloween must be planted in late June and early July and require 90 to 110 days until harvest. Pumpkins do not like extreme heat or too much water, so from a weather perspective, […]

New Orleans-based rock band Cowboy Mouth has scored hit singles like “Jenny Says,” “Disconnected,” “Everybody Loves Jill,” and “How Do You Tell Someone.” Hear the band’s music at (Courtesy)

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Cowboy Mouth has a lot to celebrate. The New Orleans rock band just released its 10th studio album, “Go!” And next year marks the band’s 25th anniversary. “I honestly didn’t think we would last that long,” said the band’s lead singer and drummer, Fred LeBlanc. “I’ve spent […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo’s April 28 tornado forced The Filthy Six to cancel its gig at the Blue Canoe, so the band members shook their fists at the sky and vowed to return. Well, the fist-shaking may not have happened, but the guys did promise to make up their gig once […]

The Altman family – Wendy (Tina Fey, left), Paul (Corey Stoll), Mom (Jane Fonda), Judd (Jason Bateman) and Phillip (Adam Driver) – are forced to spend a week of mourning together in “This is Where I Leave You.” (AP Photo/Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “This is Where I Leave You,” a family drama/comedy, has its share of flaws, but they’re more than balanced out by the quality of individual moments and performances. The cast includes Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant and Dax Shepherd, and the actors […]

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The sun rises as students pray together in small groups Wednesday morning during the See You at the Pole event hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the Tupelo High School football field.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Thousands of students around the nation gathered on their respective campuses before the first bell of the school day to share a moment of reverence of patriotism at the annual See You at the Pole rally. The event was started in 1990 by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. […]


By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Ralph Price’s co-workers love to see him coming, especially if he’s carrying a big pot of some Cajun-inspired dish for them to enjoy. “When we have potlucks at work or at church, people say, ‘What kind of Cajun food are you going to cook?’ said Price, 55. “And […]

Cheese Fudge 1 pound Velveeta processed cheese 1 pound butter or margarine 4 (1-pound) boxes powdered sugar, sifted 1 cup cocoa 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 to 4 cups chopped nuts (optional) Place cheese in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook until cheese melts, stirring constantly. […]

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Washington state native Lindsey Alade, a service worker for FoodCorps, will be helping to introduce healthy food choices to elementary students in the Tupelo Public School District during the 2014-15 school year.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Lindsey Alade discovered nutritious food a little later in life than others. “I grew up in a single-mother household and we ate whatever she put on the table,” said Alade, 25. “And then in college, I worked on an organic urban farm and I started recognizing you could […]