By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The expansion of John Leslie Tennis Center, originally projected to open in early February, is still several weeks away from completion. “I’m going to say it will probably be two more months. I’m trying to give more time than I hope it will take. Every time we get […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – Sister Hazel and Joe Nichols are the headliner acts for the 16th Tupelo Elvis Festival June 5-8, the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association announced late Friday. • At the Fairpark stage on the night of Friday, June 6 will be Sister Hazel. They’re an alternative rock band Elvis Fest logofrom Gainesville, […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal IUKA – Growing up in the 1950s, the Rev. Nick Phillips, pastor of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Biggersville and lawyer at Phillips and Phillips law firm in Iuka, remembers his family tradition of reading the Sunday morning comic strips together before getting up to do anything else. He recalls […]

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Donna Tucker, chairman of the Lee County Master Gardeners' annual plant sale, checks out some of the plants that will be for sale Saturday at the Lee County Extension Office on Cliff Gookin Boulevard.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County Master Gardeners are hoping Saturday will bring their best spring plant sale ever. “In the past we had some plants that were tiny and just didn’t sell, but this year, we’ve got the healthiest plants ever,” said Carl Oglesby, a Master Gardener volunteer. The plant sale […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Patty Roper, editorial director for Mississippi Magazine, will be the guest speaker at the GumTree Museum of Art Guild of Volunteers’ spring fundraiser, “Hats in the Garden Luncheon.” The event will be Tuesday, April 22, at the home of Doyce Deas, 645 Highland Circle in Tupelo. Champagne will […]

Is everyone creative, absolutely everyone, including you? Absolutely, yes! When you were a child, there was no stopping your creativity. If you wanted to draw a fish with two heads or a blue flower on an orange stem, you simply did it. You loved how your childhood drawings looked; they made you happy and you […]

Spring is one of my favorite times in the garden because it is the transition from what seemed like a long, cold winter to colorful landscapes and gardens full of flowers in the summer. I have always loved the spring-flowering bulbs, especially daffodils. These brightly colored flowers are a welcome sight when spring weather is […]

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Recently I ran across an article in an organic gardening magazine that at first seemed very much out of place there, but after a while I came to believe could not be more natural. It pertained to two groups that are close to my heart: our veterans and our farmers. The article brought tears to […]

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Splash, Tupelo Middle School's show choir, has three performances of its time-traveling show this weekend.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School’s show choir, Splash, will “Rock Around the Clock” with its new show. The show choir has three performances of its time-traveling show this weekend. “We’re going to rock through the decades,” said the choir’s director, Katie Foxworthy. “We’ll have a song for each decade, starting […]