M. Scott Morris

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M. Scott Morris is an award-winning feature writer and columnist, and has worked at the Mighty Daily Journal since 1996. If you've got a story idea about an interesting person, place or thing, he'd love to hear about it.

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Stories Written by M. Scott Morris

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal SELMER, Tenn. – Darryl Melton doesn’t know where he would be without the relationships in his life, and the most important is with Jesus Christ. “In reality, we’re not an ‘I,’ we’re a ‘we,’” said Melton, a 67-year-old resident of Selmer, Tennessee. “Christ is with us all the time.” […]

In “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” pop psychologist Steven Covey describes two circles: • The Circle of Concern includes everything that matters to you in one way or another – the good, the bad, the infantile. • Next comes The Circle of Influence, which is where you’ll find the stuff you can do […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Visitors to the Oren Dunn City Museum at Ballard Park will need to adapt to a new schedule. The museum is now open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “This is a big change for us,” said Rae Mathis, museum curator. “We’ve always been […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Expectations can be tricky. I was underwhelmed by the whole idea of “Ant-Man,” the latest superhero film from Marvel. I’m not familiar with the character, the trailer wasn’t terribly impressive, and I don’t think of lead actor Paul Rudd as someone capable of saving the day. Also, I’m a […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Not long ago, Jackson Caldwell saw a speed bump in his summer vacation. He’s a rising senior at Tupelo High School, and during the second semester of junior year, he applied to Boy’s State with his friends. After American Legion Post 49 accepted his application, the 17-year-old […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal FULTON – The next time someone’s stopped by a train at Crosstown in Tupelo, consider blaming Larry Homan. “Two cars,” Homan said. “You don’t have to wait long for our two cars to pass. They should take about 15 seconds, maybe 10, probably less than that.” He’s chairman and […]

My failings as a human being came crashing on top of me this week. How can I be a fan of cartoonist Berkeley Breathed’s “Bloom County” and not know where my “Bloom County” books are? They used to be under the bathroom counter at the Morris Manse. They were stored with my “Calvin and Hobbes” […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Anyone who hasn’t come across a yellow minion in the past couple of weeks has my admiration. Pop culture has been overrun with the little creatures in anticipation of the new movie, “Minions.” Gru’s animated helpers from the “Despicable Me” franchise get a prequel that follows the minions from […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – It can make good economic sense to keep the past from slipping away. About 40 people attended the Historic Preservation Economic Development Conference at Tupelo City Hall on Tuesday. The meeting focused on ways to develop Mill Village, which is a local historic district and a National […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – In an ideal world, Gerald Creely’s collection would be on display in a museum, rather than packed together in metal outbuildings off Mount Vernon Road. “My goal when I started this was to set up a museum, but I lacked the wherewithal,” Creely said. “A museum has […]