M. Scott Morris


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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By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The past surrounds Della Poston whenever she goes to work. As assistant curator at Oren Dunn City Museum, she maintains the archive and helps put together exhibits and programs. She also gives tours to students from kindergarten to high school. Interest varies, she said, depending on the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal WEST POINT – Deborah Mansfield took a few days off for Thanksgiving, but her husband had to work at it. “I was forced to go on vacation,” she said. “When I’m awake, I always think I need to paint.” She owned a decorative painting business in Houston, Texas, for […]

I got the advent calendar down the other night, so the kids started opening doors and putting pieces onto the manger scene. There’s a while to go before they get to little baby Jesus’ door. My kids don’t write letters to Santa Claus anymore, so some of the holiday magic is gone. We started talking […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Disney has given us another princess, even if the title character in “Moana” insists she isn’t a princess. Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) and her family live on a lush island in the South Pacific, but a curse has been unleashed. Coconuts are rotting, and fishermen return with empty boats. Her […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Ballard Park will light up brighter than ever this Christmas season. The official lighting will be 6 p.m. Thursday outside of the Tupelo Department of Parks and Recreation office, and the effects will be seen throughout the park. “We are going to have a lot to look […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – About two years ago, Sam Haskell and his friend Dolly Parton got the green light to make a two-hour movie based on her classic country song “Coat of Many Colors.” The film debuted during last year’s Christmas season. “The chairman of NBC told me that if we […]

Years ago – not long in some ways, forever in others – a band fired its original lead singer and hired another one. It wasn’t a big deal, as far as the world was concerned, but it was a seminal moment for fans of the band. Wars were still fought and kids still went hungry, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Oren Dunn City Museum at Ballard Park will be a happening place this holiday season. “We’ve got a lot going on,” said Rae Mathis Guess, curator. After a one-year break, Pontotoc resident Joey Tutor returned to display his expansive collection of G.I. Joe action figures and […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal The magical world of Harry Potter is back, even though Potter is not. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” written by J.K. Rowling, is set in the same universe as her successful series of books, but this story goes back in time and hops the pond from England […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Most of the time, B.J. Hooper keeps “a galaxy far, far away” boxed up. The 38-year-old Tupelo resident has no idea how many “Star Wars” items he’s collected over the years. He used to have them on display at his house, but he has four relatively young […]