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Stephens blesses Coker, the dog of Amanda Lavender and Josh Westmoreland.

The annual Blessing of the Animals was hosted by All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Tupelo on Sunday.

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – City officials and community members are optimistic that engaged faith bodies can help mend rifts within the fabric of a city known for a strong civic spirit. Six committees were appointed by Mayor Jason Shelton to propose strategies for the promotion of unity in Tupelo following discord over […]

By David Pannell Daily Journal Margie Bechnel is a 52-year-old widow who lives with her dog and five cats, and she has had one heck of a summer. She lives in Denham Springs, Louisiana, near the epicenter of the flood that nearly washed away a big chunk of Louisiana back in August. While the eyes […]

When I was a little kid, we moved back to northeast Alabama, where my mother had been raised. My father was the preacher at Pine Hill Christian Church, on a red dirt hill at a wide spot in the road called Graham. We lived next door in the parsonage, with a million-dollar view of the […]

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Torey Gates delivers the message at Wednesday's "See you at the Pole" service at Shannon High School.

Students from all over the country gathered together at their schools Wednesday to take part in the annual “See You at the Pole” service, including at Shannon High School.

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress In hushed tones Elena Hagemeier described what life was like for her as a small child of 6 to 8 and her younger sister, who was two years younger than she. Hagemeier was in town to help kick off Operation Christmas Child for the season. “Our house was broken,” she said. […]

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress The concept of packing a shoe box-sized bit of joy began in 1993, with one man’s desire to see children in war-torn countries have their spirits lifted – even if just for a moment. The young man, David Cooke of England, called Franklin Graham, the eldest son of Billy and Ruth […]

In a Ted Talk by author Caroline McHugh, she observed, “We come complete, with one true note we were destined to sing.” The talk was titled “The Art of Being Yourself.” McHugh observed that there are two times in our lives when we’re great at being ourselves: when we’re really young, and again when we’re […]

By David Pannell Daily Journal TUPELO – Trudy Cathy White will probably be all dressed up when she shows up at Harrisburg Baptist Church on Monday night. She’ll speak to the women gathered there on the theme, “Where Is Your Treasure?” She’s used to dressing up, and being in front of people is nothing new; […]