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Rev. Chris Traylor, Tupelo and Lee County NAACP President, delivers the message Thursday.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The Rev. Chris Traylor is a man of many hats. But the pastor of Little Zion Church, the president of the Tupelo and Lee County NAACP, and member of the Tupelo Accountability Task Force was humble Thursday as he addressed the small crowd gathered for the community Thanksgiving […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The City of Tupelo will host a brief Thanksgiving service for the community on Thursday. Held at The Orchard, the noon service will feature guest speakers Mayor Jason Shelton, the Rev. Will Rambo of The Orchard and the Rev. Chris Traylor, president of the Tupelo and Lee County […]

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Susan Gilbert begins putting names on the Salvation Army's Angel Tree at The Mall at Barnes Crossing on Monday.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The Salvation Army Angel Tree campaign went into full swing Monday at The Mall at Barnes Crossing food court. Each year, the Army decorates a Christmas tree with anonymous profiles of children in need. These profiles include a child’s age, clothing sizes, and three items from their Christmas […]

By Michael R. Sisak Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – A pontiff who has long championed humble acts – sneaking off to break bread with the homeless as an archbishop and washing the feet of young prisoners early in his papacy – is coming to the City of Brotherly Love. Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal In World War II, the Know Your Bible company began manufacturing metal-plated Bibles, designed to fit in the front pocket of a soldier’s uniform. Over the course of the war, stories reached home of these Bibles blocking bullets, saving the lines of young infantrymen. Earlier wars saw other tokens, flasks […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Everyone knows the expression “Spare the rod, spoil the child,” from the book of Proverbs. Many remember being unspared not only the rod, but the ruler, the wooden spoon, the fly swatter, the blackboard eraser, the palm of a hand or anything else immediately in reach. But raising a child […]

Today’s importance on the Christian church’s calendar calls a worldwide majority of the faithful to affirm the Communion of Saints, the concept that all of God’s people are spiritually connected and united. In other words, Catholic and Orthodox Christians (and some Protestants) believe that the saints of God are alive and are constantly interceding on […]

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The Rev. Rick Brooks of St. Luke United Methodist stands in the Clayton Avenue church where repairs are being made.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Like many others, the Rev. Rick Brooks said it’s difficult to believe half a year has already gone by since April’s tornado. His church, St. Luke United Methodist, suffered severe damage from the storm, along with neighboring churches Holy Trinity Lutheran, First Christian and others. “To be honest, […]

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Philip Lindsey started Healing Horses Ranch back in 2011. Lindsey takes abused and neglected horses that have been seized by the county and nurses them back to health. His mission, he said, is bringing people and children who are just as broken to Healing Horses, giving them an escape from from the plagues of their daily lives. Lindsey is still taking group reservations. Contact him at (662) 315-1567.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Healing Horses Ranch occupies the only flat spot on an almost 18-acre spread out in the Hatley countryside. It isn’t too much, a small arena next to a rough barn and a cottage for horse tack, rolls of barbed wire for fencing, and other ranch necessities. But to […]