By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The 2015 Lee County Relay for Life will be rolling out the red carpet for cancer survivors and Tupelo’s favorite son. The annual festival that celebrates the work of volunteers on behalf of the American Cancer Society is taking inspiration from Elvis Presley’s movie career. The event will begin […]

Ergonomics is the science of adapting the job to the worker. Many aches, pains and injuries are preventable when ergonomic principles are applied. Use of ergonomics can make work more comfortable, efficient and safe. Incorporating ergonomics can occur several ways. One way is modification of the workplace itself to fit the worker better. Another is […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Money raised from this weekend’s 41st annual Tupelo Hog Roast will support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Le Bonheur, North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Patient Care and the Ronald McDonald House. The two-day event kicks off at 5 p.m. today at the VFW Hut on Mitchell Road and […]

In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, B.B. King performs at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, in Salisbury, Md.  King died Thursday peacefully in his sleep at his Las Vegas home at age 89, his lawyer said. (Matthew S. Gunby/The Daily Times via AP)

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS – B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.” But no one could play the blues like B.B. King, who died Thursday night at age 89 in Las Vegas, where he had been in hospice […]

Marvel's "Ant-Man," starring Paul Rudd. (Zade Rosenthal)

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By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal With Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” still dominating the box office after its May 1 release, more summer blockbusters are beginning to roll out for their chance to weigh in as the hottest films of 2015. With stars like Paul Rudd, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pratt, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, […]

I’m not sure about being a pirate – unless you count my Napster days of high school and college – so this might be better titled “A Writer Looks at Thirty.” Regardless, I turn 30 today. Sorry, Mom. Even writing 30 sent a chill down my spine. I’m not supposed to be 30. When did […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters has announced its award winners for works first published, performed, or shown in the year 2014 in Mississippi. The award recipients will now be honored at the annual awards banquet at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg on Saturday, June 6. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal With “Hot Pursuit,” Reece Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara attempted to make a stupid comedy. You can tell because the behind-the-scenes bad guys are so easy to spot. Since no real effort went into creating an interesting story, the movie has to rely on the comedic genius of Witherspoon and […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Tickets are still available for Feast for the Farmers, the annual farm-to-table dinner that kicks off the grand opening of the Tupelo Farmers’ Depot. But this year’s event promises to be a little different. “We started to hear from the community about having a true farm-to-table dinner,” said […]