Maple Bacon Muffins 12⁄3 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 cup whole or 2 percent milk 1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup 1⁄3 cup butter, melted 1 large egg 1⁄2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 6 slices) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease or […]


From staff reports SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The Miss America Organization and dick clark productions are joining forces. Amory native and Oxford resident Sam Haskell said in a press release that “dick clark productions is the leader in live event television and we look forward to growing the show’s legacy and elevating the Miss America […]


By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Like many women in Northeast Mississippi, Maxine Sykes learned to cook from her mother. By the time she was 10 or 11, Sykes could put a meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and English peas on the table for her family. But at age 19, Sykes found herself […]

Quick Chicken Spaghetti 3 cans Chicken a la King 12 ounces vermicelli, cooked 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 1 can white-meat chicken 1 cup milk Salt and pepper Worcestershire (optional) Pimientos (optional) Sliced mushrooms (optional) Combine Chicken a la King, cooked pasta, 11⁄2 cups cheese, canned chicken, milk, salt and pepper and optional ingredients. […]

This past Saturday, I received the news that June Groover, my “second mother,” had died in my hometown of Dothan, Alabama. I spent much of the day crying.The Groovers moved across the street from us when I was about 9 years old. Their second-oldest child, Merry, was my age, and once we discovered we both […]

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While Debbie Brangenburg, left, and Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton look on, Jack Reed Jr. announces that Matt Laubhan and Emily Leonard, both from WTVA, will be grand marshals for the 2014 Reed's Tupelo Christmas Parade.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – With the words “Basement, now!” meteorologist Matt Laubhan became a YouTube sensation after the April 28 tornado. Months later, Laubhan and his wife, Emily Leonard, both with WTVA news, have been selected to be grand marshals for the 2014 Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade. “They’re great representatives of […]

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Father Burke Masters, whose grand slam home run 24 years ago vaulted Mississippi State into the College World Series, is now a priest in Joliet, Illinois, and this week delivered a mission at St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Burke Masters achieved college baseball glory in 1990, when he stepped up to the plate for Mississippi State University against Florida State during the season’s regional tournament. The Bulldogs were down 9-8 in the eighth inning. “I was not a home run hitter,” Burke said. “But you hear […]

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Brian West, left, and James Pirkle will host Tupelo Acoustic Blues Jam twice a month in Fairpark. Musicians can join in for free, and it's free to attend.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Musicians who have always wanted to play in Elvis Presley’s hometown will now get their chance. Two musicians, Brian West and James Pirkle, are hosting a bi-monthly jam in Fairpark, called Tupelo Acoustic Blues Jam. It’s open to anyone who wants to play blues, country and rock ’n’ […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi health officials have confirmed five new cases of West Nile virus – two each Forrest and Hinds counties and one in Harrison County. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 24 cases, including three deaths. Numbers released Monday do not include any new deaths. The Mississippi State Department […]