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Poets Richard Lyons and Catherine Pierce have traveled around the country in their literary and academic careers. These days, they and their muses are usually found at Mississippi State University.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Poets of the past dipped quills into bottles of shiny, black ink, then wrote flowing rhymes with plenty of “thous” and “methinks.” There probably are clusters of people in puffy shirts who stick to the old ways, but the vast majority of poets have evolved with the […]

“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway … let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.” – C. […]

Everyone has that friend who is distinctively unique, opinionated, not afraid to speak his/her mind, and not afraid to call someone out when they think they are wrong. I married a person like that. I also have a friend like that. That friend for me is David Trigiani, and he’s a great guy. I have […]

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Twins Garrett and Turner Creely, 2, and their cousin, Drew Creely, piled into a wagon for Saturday’s Buddy Walk.

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal SALTILLO – After Scottie Knight’s son, Peyton, was born with medical issues associated with Down syndrome nine years ago, he decided to form the Northeast Mississippi Down Syndrome Society. Knight’s goal highlighted special-needs children’s abilities rather than disabilities, leading to the ninth-annual Buddy Walk, held at Saltillo City Park on […]

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Wallis Neelly, 3, with his uncle Tommy Green.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Earlier this month, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called for a gathering of the Anglican Communion in what is expected to be an attempt at healing. The Anglican Communion has been troubled following the 2003 induction of the first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, by the Episcopal Church of the […]

Way back in the late ’80s and early ‘90s, there was a great band called R.E.M. In 1991, they released a song called “Shiny Happy People.” It was a fun, catchy, upbeat song, but it was meant as a commentary on the tendency of people to fake happiness by putting on a “shiny happy” front, […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The vacancy of the executive director position at the GumTree Museum of Art has now been filled. Belle Naugher, of Amory, replaces outgoing director Laura Ashley, who left the museum in June. Naugher, who started work on Thursday, said she’s just trying to get in and settled, […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Monica Sorrell and her family had no clue what drove the disappearance of her daughter Ebonee Sanders. For three weeks in 2010, the 30-year-old Corinth woman was gone, and her family had no keys to unlock the mystery. The real-life culprit turned out to be multiple sclerosis. Unraveling the […]