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By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Ballard Park will host country artist Gary Allan during the inaugural Sundown in Tupelo Festival. The event is slated for July 10, and organizers plan to feature six concerts with Allan taking the stage at 10 p.m. “Gary is a great performer,” said Charles Scott, the festival’s […]

I’m not one to let obscenities fly, but after watching the Dennis Quaid-tirade, where the actor berated someone on set for walking on too early while he was giving a line, it made me think about the pure nature of certain words and how they leave us feeling. I hope, especially around children, people go […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Charlie Brown may be a blockhead, but he’s got a lot riding on him in Tupelo High School’s latest musical. The lovable, bald, perpetual-8-year-old has got to win the big game, finish the book report, and somehow talk to the little red-headed girl by the end of […]

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Tupelo High School's Structure sings directed by Suzy Williams, center, Thursday afternoon in the choir room.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Frequency is no more, long live MadJazz at Tupelo High. The blend of Madrigals singers and vocal jazz gives a fresh start for new selections to be performed within the group of students. “I always try to do something old and something new, and then blend it […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I walked into “The Longest Ride” with low expectations. It’s a love story based on a book by Nicholas Sparks, the man who also gave us “The Notebook.” The thing about Sparks is he has a fundamental understanding of storytelling. He can manipulate me even when I know I’m […]

By Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74. His family said in a statement released through his manager, […]

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Participants of the Color Vibe 5K run throw powder in the air before the race on Saturday.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo was awash with color Saturday with more than a ton of brightly hued cornstarch thrown on runners for fun and a good cause. While the Color Vibe 5k does raise money for the Family Resource Center, it puts the “fun” back in fundraiser. “We don’t have a […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Young anglers crowded around the small lake at Veterans Park on Saturday morning, hoping to reel in a catfish, bream or even a bass. “This is probably our largest fishing rodeo to date,” said Leigh Ann Mattox, special programs director with Tupelo Parks & Recreation. “We will finish […]

By Emily Tubb and Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal AMORY – If it was deep fried, crafty, airbrushed or festive, you could find it this weekend at the Amory Railroad Festival. With thousands of people trickling through from Thursday afternoon’s opening ceremonies until Saturday’s closing set by The Gents, the turnout proves the festival is […]

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Amory Railroad Festival-goers enjoy a ride on the "Flatline 360" carnival ride on Friday.

By Emily Tubb Monroe Journal AMORY – The Amory Railroad Festival got underway Thursday with a combination of entertainment, vendors and all the sweet and savory treats imaginable, and picked up steam throughout the day Friday. Festival-goers can expect a different layout this year as the action takes to the streets due to the construction […]