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Father Lincoln Dall kneels in prayer as he reads from "The Way of the Cross" at St. James Catholic Church on a Friday afternoon.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – For Tupelo native Jerry Bristow, St. James Catholic Church is the place he has called home his whole life. By his account, he’s the oldest living member of the church, and one of the few older Catholics born in the area. “I’m content to live where life began,” […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – If Anita Chism’s story is any indication, maybe it’s true that if you want something done right, the best way is to do it yourself. The New Albany native spent two years crafting her own six-week Bible study that has now been picked up and is now […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – For the second year, Red Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church is making sure its youth are ready for the coming year and beyond with its summer reading camp. Throughout the week, 61 campers from kindergarten through 12th grade have engaged in activities, ventured on field trips and listened […]

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Salvation Army Majors Linda and Jeff Daniel reported for their first day of duty at the Army's north Mississippi branch on June 22. The Oklahoma natives are looking forward to getting to know and work with the community.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On the heels of Major Sue Dorman’s departure, the Salvation Army of Northeast Mississippi has received a new pair of senior officers. Majors Jeff and Linda Daniel reported for duty on June 22, fresh from their previous assignment in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and said they are looking forward to […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On Sunday, the Rev. Chad Grayson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Tupelo, will deliver his final sermon to his congregation before making the move to a new church home. Grayson has officially accepted the position of lead pastor at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, after a […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Doug Spires likes it when his campers come in already knowing the music. Spires, minister of music at Calvary, is hosting the church’s sixth annual music camp this week. He’s a happy man, because all 60 campers – the largest group of campers they’ve ever had – came […]

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Cody McGaughy collects the offering during the church service Sunday morning at the Salvation Army.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal On her last Sunday in Tupelo, Major Susan Dorman said a tearful goodbye to the attendees of the Salvation Army’s church service. The senior officer of the Army’s North Mississippi branch has served the area for the past eight years, and has been assigned to the Florence, Ala., region. Among […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Area pastors returned from last week’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention with renewed focus. “You had the standard business things you always have, but the main focus was a new desire for revival,” said the Rev. Wes White, pastor of Smithville Baptist Church. “A refreshing, renewing […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal In the pantheon of Christian media aimed at children, Veggie Tales stands above all others. For those who didn’t grow up or raise children in the 1990s, Veggie Tales is a series of computer animated films featuring talking vegetables. Thoughout the series, Larry the Cucumber, Bob the Tomato, Archibald Asparagus, […]