By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Nick Nesmith’s introduction to the arts came at an early age. By the time he was 6, he was attending the Tupelo Symphony with his grandmother. In his teens, he was winning classical piano competitions. While in high school, he was a member of the show choir, Wave […]

“A person whose house is only open on the west can’t see the sun rise at dawn; it’s only seen when the sun sets at dusk. If one tries to compare the color and appearance of the two, one will go on arguing forever …” “The fault lies not with the vision but with the […]

How far will you drive for a favorite food item or a meal? My answer is easy – 112 miles. That’s exactly how far I live from New Orleans. I grew up eating in and around the Crescent City. My mother took my brother and me there often. Her main haunts in those days were […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA – Tupelo has a rooting interest for tonight’s 2015 BET Awards. Rae Sremmurd is a duo featuring Kalif “Swae Lee” Brown, 20, and Aaquil “Slim Jimmy” Brown, 23. The brothers started honing their sound while living in Tupelo, where their mother, Bernadette Walker, still lives. “It’s […]

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Some 50 people gathered in McDonald United Methodist Church on Saturday to pay tribute to Pontotoc’s premiere opera star, Ruby Elzy. The Pontotoc County Historical Society recently established a Ruby Elzy Memorial District in the community in which she grew up. Former PHS Superintendent Conwell Duke said Elzy grew […]

Daily Journal reports VICKSBURG – Miss University of Southern Mississippi Hannah Roberts was named Miss Mississippi on Saturday night in Vicksburg. She won the crown, a sizable scholarship and will represent the state in higher competitions. Runners-up, who also received scholarships, included: • First runner-up: Miss University France Beard • Second runner-up: Miss Riverland Laura […]

I guess I’m at the age where, if something breaks, you don’t fix it, since you’ll probably die soon anyway. If the high-beam setting on the car headlights stops working, then just squint into the darkness, hope for the best, and avoid roads preferred by joggers, who should know better anyway. This rule especially applies […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – In the ashes of a storm that devastated the community last spring, structures have begun to rise atop former spots of worship along the skyline of McCullough Boulevard. St. Luke United Methodist Church was reduced to protruding steel and splinters on April 28, 2014, leaving the congregation […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – From masks to gelatin prints, children at the University of Mississippi at Tupelo’s art camp have been learning about textures and patterns through mixed media art projects this week. Children in kindergarten through eighth grade attended the week-long camp, sponsored by UM, beginning Monday. The camp will conclude […]