First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows. The safest bet has been to keep interests close to hearth and home – the universally approved place and role of women. […]

Mississippians voted to keep the Confederate flag emblem The free people of a free state are being forced to change the flag that the free people of a free state voted ovewhelmingly to keep. Kevin Thornton Sons of Confederate Veterans Iuka ––––– Which history symbols must go and which can remain? The question of whether […]

Do you know any children who participate in year-round food programs at their schools?




The new class of Tupelo’s Junior Auxiliary has selected an area of intense need among children with a nutrition education emphasis at the public schools’ districtwide Early Childhood Education Center on North Green Street. The JA is known across the country for its work in many communities for the needs of children, and as part […]

On its face, the Supreme Court’s narrow 5-4 ruling that allows Oklahoma and other states to continue to use a three-drug “cocktail” for lethal injections that includes the drug midazolam appears a victory for proponents of the death penalty. The reality is that the ruling may signal the beginning of the end of capital punishment […]

History, or at least history.com, tells us that the last surviving members of that group of extraordinary men we refer to as the Founding Fathers died on the same day within hours of each other. The date? July 4, 1826. Both men who died that Independence Day, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, had served as […]

Lions Band deserved more prominent play I was so pleased with the Daily Journal’s reporting last week of the Mississippi Lions All State Band and their preparation for International Competition in Hawaii this week. However, I was saddened this morning to see the almost hidden report of their winning the World Championship. This group is […]

Do you know any children who participate in year-round food programs at their schools?




Tupelo Community Theatre further enhanced its growing reputation for excellence with major awards won at the American Association of Community Theaters national festival last weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan. TCT earned its way to the nationwide competition when its production of “Lone Star,” a James McClure one-act comedy that is bawdy and also endearing as […]