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By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal WATER VALLEY – The once-sleepy town of Water Valley has become anything but in the past five years, offering up attractions, shopping and restaurants to its residents and visitors. Eddie Foster and Kevin Guyer are planning to highlight Water Valley’s assets even more in the coming weeks, with the […]

Admittedly, I eat out too much. It’s a problem, but with my family’s crazy schedule its one without a feasible resolution. While I love eating locally, and you can often find me at places like South, Cafe 212, Blue Canoe or other locales around town – sometimes I have to do the dreaded drive-thru. I’m […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Viewers probably should be forgiven for not knowing what to expect from a Seth Rogen movie. He can mix things up. For instance, in “Steve Jobs,” his character doesn’t mention marijuana or sex acts. I don’t recall the character using foul language, though if he had, it would’ve been […]

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Bentley Burns performs magic and illusions at corporate gatherings, college campuses and other events. He’s on the Internet at www.illusionslive.com. He also can be found at Youtube.com/illusionslive and at Facebook.com/bentleyillusionist.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal BALDWYN – If they knew what was good for them, audience members wouldn’t want to see how the magic works. “For me, it’s no fun when you know the secret, and people want to know so bad,” said Bentley Burns, 24, of Baldwyn. “If they only knew how simple […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Pickers and players, unite. The annual Down from the Hills Heritage Museum and Mississippi Bluegrass Competition kicks off in New Albany at the Union County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. on Saturday and lasts throughout the day. Individuals and groups of all ages will compete for more […]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Donald Trump sits high above Manhattan in his penthouse in Trump Tower. He lifts the hair back on a bust of himself and pushes a button, which lowers him and his chair from “The Apprentice” down a floor to his office below. A team of advisors and executives wait at a […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I consider “Money Monster” further proof of my theory about Hollywood stars. George Clooney and Julia Roberts lend their time and talents to this film, and that makes all the difference. The movie probably would’ve fizzled without their combined charisma. Clooney is Lee Gates, the host of a fictional […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Cooler weather kept the 45th annual GumTree Festival crowded Sunday afternoon, as onlookers hoped to catch a glimpse of blue ribbon winners for this year’s event. Pulling out Best in Show for the festival was carpenter Robert Rundqiust, who called his fourth year in attendance the “charm.” […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Hauling his fragile ceramics from Memphis, David Johnson set up an artist booth for the fifth time at the 45th Annual GumTree Arts Festival in downtown Tupelo. Johnson took a ceramics course in college and fell in love with mixing unusual colors together. “It felt normal,” he said. […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – A well-established tradition in the community, the annual GumTree Arts Festival turns 45 this year, with some noticeable changes to the line-up. With new executive director of the GumTree Museum of Arts Belle Naugher ready to unveil what’s in store for this year’s event, some staples remain […]