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A mourner cries at the funeral of blues legend B.B. King on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool)

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press INDIANOLA – Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area’s flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers. King was 89 when he died […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press INDIANOLA – Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living. The 78-year-old Guy was among more than 4,000 people who filed past King’s open casket at the museum Friday, the eve of the blues […]

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Shun White says the smiles and hugs he gets from kids are what make his job worthwhile.

By Brad Locke Lee County Neighbors Five years ago, Shun White had no house, no possessions and no real job. His home had burned to the ground, leaving him, his wife and their kids with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. They had no insurance. White lost his musical instruments. A few months later, […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal Glenn Payne and Michael Williams met in 2009, working on a 48-hour film project called “M-Power.” The duo crossed paths again in 2010 at the Magnolia Film Festival in Starkville, where their talents and passion for film clearly made an impression on each other. Now, after both being awarded […]

Growing up in the age of the Internet means doing things a bit differently than the way our parents did them. I was in the sixth grade at King Intermediate School the first time I ever saw a website. Since that time – some 18 years – I’ve tried to make the web work in […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal A horror movie depends on the unexpected. That’s where the chills come from. “Poltergeist” is a remake of a 1982 Steven Spielberg movie of the same name. I can’t forget the original because it creeped me out in a spectacular way when I watched it alone in my parents’ […]

By Johnny Clark Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Dixieland jazz band walked ahead of a slow black hearse and a crowd of thousands followed as the city of Memphis said farewell Wednesday to blues legend B.B. King with a tribute and processional down Beale Street. The street whose name is virtually synonymous with the […]

By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – In his 88 years on this earth, Dan Williams has had brushes with death, brushes with celebrity, and brushes with the mob. He’s traveled overseas and across the country, lived in a house with 13 other people, in a one-room Chicago apartment, in a hotel, on Navy ships, […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The stars are at it again, and getting ready to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi with the Aug. 22 10th annual Dance Like the Stars fundraiser. Evie Boyd, director of marketing and special events for the Boys & Girls Clubs, said that the […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – What started as an arts and crafts festival has turned into something a little more unique over the years. The 45th annual SquareFest kicks off Friday on the Calhoun City square. “It’s just a time to get together with friends to socialize and have fun,” said […]