I’ve been thinking about my paternal grandfather lately, whom I knew as ‘Frosty.’ I can see him now, soaked in garden sweat, cradling his little squirrel dog, grinning in the shade of his muscadine vine – lanky, leathery, sun-dark down to collarbone and down from wrist bone and otherwise all pale veiny transluscence like a […]

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Bishop Thomas L. Brown Sr. gives his lecture on Remembering the Sabbath Day: A “Changed People, Changing the World,” at the kickoff of the CME conference held at the BancorpSouth Arena Thursday morning in Tupelo.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – A piano, drum set and plenty of voices were all the Fourth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal church needed to kick off its annual meeting in Tupelo on Thursday morning. The district covers the entirety of Mississippi and Louisiana, and more than 100 churches were represented […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – For the past year and some months, the Rev. Sherry Horton of First Christian Church has been making a lot out of a little. She works out of a mobile unit behind what used to be her church, flattened in the tornado of April 2014, and does everything […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal At last month’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, pastors gathered to discuss a plethora of topics, from the general revitalization of the church to the then-impending Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. But for the most part, North Mississippi pastors reported, the convention kept full steam ahead on […]

Last Sunday, my son and I were out for an afternoon drive, waiting to see “Jurassic World.” It was crazy hot outside. My son was driving, and in conformity to an unspoken code as old as driving itself, he took control of the air conditioning. Within minutes, it was so cold inside the car I […]

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Zack Martin, 18, left, looks on while Shelby Deese, 16, holds the ladder while Lori Jane Hilburn paints the trim of the house on Green Street.

World Changers, a branch of LifeWay Christian Resources out of Nashville, was in Tupelo this week fixing up a pair of houses on Green Street in Tupelo. World Changers sends groups to nearly 90 cities a year, specifically targeting those suffering from inadequate housing and living conditions. Volunteers from all over the South came along […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Two houses on Green Street are receiving the royal treatment this week, courtesy of a fresh batch of World Changers. World Changers is a branch of LifeWay Christian Resources, and is based out of Nashville. World Changers sends groups to nearly 90 cities each year, and specifically targets […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal The Rev. Jeffery Daniel, pastor of White Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Tupelo, told a smattering of attendees Wednesday night that it is time for the church to stop turning a blind eye to unplanned pregnancy and abortion. “You’d be surprised about how many churches don’t want to touch this, […]

I spent the morning in the dentist’s office, having a wisdom tooth pulled. I do not recommend the experience. On the plus side, I did also have nitrous oxide gas, which I do recommend. As a person who used to enjoy the occasional altered state, I can’t say that I wasn’t excited about the gas. […]