By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Ole Miss suffered a tough loss to Arkansas on Saturday night in football. On Sunday morning, Tim Tebow told those gathered at the Orchard here he knew how they felt. “First of all, I know that was a tough loss last night. I experienced that against Ole Miss […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal In many ways, Brittany Maynard died the way she wanted. When the 29-year-old learned she had terminal brain cancer, she and her husband moved to Oregon from California to take advantage of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. Oregon’s laws allow a doctor to prescribe life-ending medication. Her decision drew national […]

“Baptism! You two are just dumber’n a bag of hammers. Well, I guess you’re my cross to bear.” That’s a quote from George Clooney’s character, Everett, in the classic, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” It follows a haunting baptism scene, when the three main characters, Everett, Pete, and Delmar, are hiding in the woods, following […]

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Members of the Dr. Martin Luther King Crusaders have come and gone over the years, but the group still performs and ministers.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal There’s no telling how much good the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. could’ve done in the world had he not been killed by an assassin’s bullet. But good works still continue in his name nearly 50 years later. “The Dr. Martin Luther King Crusaders got their start in 1968,” […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints kicked off its sixth annual Week of the Family in Tupelo last night with a dinner at the church. During the past few weeks, the church has worked with the Tupelo Public School District on having students write an essay […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Mike Carpenter of Ingram Baptist Church in Baldwyn has a unique job in the church. He and a few other members make up a small committee in charge of caring for and managing Ingram’s cemetery, located on about an acre of space just behind the church. Lots of country churches, […]

“Incurably religious. That is the best way to describe the mental condition of so many people,” Thomas Edison observed. Indeed, it is almost universally true. We are, as a rule, hungry for God. I find this to be especially true in children, who will, unbidden, sing of and speak to and inquire about God with […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Among believers, the discussion over how literally one should take scripture, or what parts should be taken literally, is one of the church’s most contentious issues. Usually, ministers said, there’s more wiggle room from the Old Testament end. Christians tend to be more forgiving on creation, whether Jonah actually lived […]

If you are one of the three or four regular readers of my column, you will know that I try to steer clear of politics, mainly because I am too lazy to keep up, but also because it wears me out. The talking heads are now screaming heads, and the exchange between sides, shouted past […]