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 BALDWYN – Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi spent the past year conducting a detail-oriented examination of its impact on the environment. That effort resulted in the Toyota supplier’s ISO 14001:2004 certification, which was official on Feb. 25. The company announced its new status on Monday. “This means that APMM has […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – “Roadkill” Bill Hughes says small-town radio has to be community oriented, but who’s going to take the word of a guy named “Roadkill?” In this case, he probably knows what he’s talking about. He started as a part-time deejay at a small station in Arkansas in 1990, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal LAS VEGAS – The best thing magicians can do for other magicians is surprise them. “When you don’t see it coming, it’s rare,” said Pontotoc native Mistie Williams Knight, a professional magician with her husband and partner, Kyle Knight. The pair recently appeared on FX’s “Wizard Wars,” where they […]

Every now and then, paradise calls in the form of Jay Bell, my good friend from “Bradenton-Fun-in-the-Sun-Baby-Florida.” “Morris, Morris, Morris,” he said this past October, “that band you like is playing down here.” I’d introduced him to the Flaming Lips during one of his visits. He’s not a fan, but he appreciates that I appreciate […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal A change at the Miss America Organization means new roles for a pair of Mississippi men. Oxford resident Sam Haskell, who was already CEO of the organization, was elevated to the position of executive chairman. In addition, Josh Randle of Amory has been named Miss America Organization’s chief operating […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I’m not against all bad movies, and make no mistake: “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” is a bad movie. I knew that going into the theater, mostly because the original “Hot Tub Time Machine” wasn’t that great of a movie. Over the years, people have told me they look […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Winter of 2015 extended an open invitation, and the people of Tupelo eagerly accepted. Breanna Pulliam, 17, and her Pierce Street friends slept in when skies where gray on Wednesday morning, but they took full advantage once the snow started to fall. “I didn’t think it was […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal SALTILLO – Several years ago, a trio of girls were assigned a homeschool project that sent them digging through the past. “We were supposed to do a report on people from the Wild West,” said Anna Blassingame of Saltillo. “We chose Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley and Lillian Smith. […]

I’ll never run for high office, but here, now, is what I would do after becoming the Daydreamer Party’s first Mississippi governor. Most of our state’s problems will suffer benign neglect during my years in office. Some issues will stay the same, others will fester and worsen, but a few will disappear without direct effort. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Success gurus say “Attitude is everything,” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is an object lesson. In one scene, the hero and villain bond over their mutual love for old-fashioned spy movies. They agree that today’s spy flicks take themselves too seriously. The moment fits with the movie’s overall vibe. […]