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 TUPELO – Retired Lee County Court Judge Jimmy Floyd went to McDonald’s with his wife and grandson about three years ago. “My 4-year-old grandson found a buddy, and they were playing,” he said. The fun didn’t last. “This woman comes up to me. She says, ‘Do I know you?’” […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – People routinely drive out State Park Road and dump their junk on Brian Patrick’s porch, and he appreciates it. “I’ve always been into creating and making things, more than drawing and painting,” said Patrick, 39. He’s made jewelry since his days at Tupelo High School, but he’s […]

Parry (Robin Williams) and Jack (Jeff Bridges) are naked under the stars in the middle of New York’s Central Park during a scene from “The Fisher King.” As written by screenwriter Richard LaGravenese, Parry tells a story. “It’s a story of the Grail myth,” Parry says, “And although there are several variations, my favorite begins […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I suspect “The Gunman” had the capacity to be a standout movie because it works as an action flick, and I wanted to see how everything played out. It stars Sean Penn as Terrier, a government contractor who’s good at killing people, and generally looks good while doing it. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal A quilt can serve many functions. It can be a bedspread, an heirloom or a piece of art. It also can be a security blanket, and that’s the focus of Covered in Love, a quilting ministry that meets at Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo. The group’s creation was inspired […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – An argument could be made that Tupelo wouldn’t be the same place without A.E. Hindsman. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, it goes back to the early 20th century, when Hindsman left Griffin, Georgia, and came to work on the Tupelo Cotton Mill. That was sometime […]

A newspaper like the Mighty Daily Journal isn’t only concerned with news. Sure, we like to get you the latest information, so we go to council meetings and visit the jail. We’ve got our man in Jackson to keep track of the Legislature. We care about news, but we’re also here to tell Northeast Mississippi’s […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – A diesel-fueled piece of Elvis Presley history will go on the auction block in New York City on May 16. Currently owned by Tupelo’s Larry Michael, the 1976-77 MCI tour bus once belonged to J.D. Sumner, who performed with The Stamps and sang backup for Elvis. “There […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Though the story of “Cinderella” has a built-in predictability that’s hard overcome, director Kenneth Branagh’s latest effort brings the tale to splendid life. Lily James is Ella, a happy girl who doesn’t know what horrors await her. She and her parents (Hayley Atwell and Ben Chaplin) make a picture-perfect […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Tuesday turned out to be a good day to burn things. “There’s not much wind, and that lets the smoke get up high,” said Travis Neppl, fuels management specialist for the Natchez Trace Parkway. “There’s more wind up high, so the smoke goes straight up and gets […]