Peanut Butter Silk Cake 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix 11⁄4 cups water 1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1⁄2 stick butter 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup whipping cream Chocolate Buttercream Icing 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening 1 stick butter or margarine, softened 3⁄4 cup cocoa […]

My co-worker Judy McGhee was in the hospital a few weeks ago and she told me when some of the staff there found out she worked at the Daily Journal, they asked her if I really cooked as much as I say I do in this column. And here is my answer: Yes, I probably […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The HealthWorks! zoom room was full of laughter, smiles and sweat Tuesday night. The Tupelo children’s health education center has been home base for Families in Transformation – FIT for short. Since Feb. 2, a group of 23 inactive and overweight children and their grown-ups have been […]

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 […]

“May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young.” – Bob Dylan “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can […]

By Leslie Criss Daily Journal Just in time for an onslaught of spring nuptials, Mississippi author Ashton Lee’s newest novel, the third in The Cherry Cola Book Club series, is ready for readers. “The Wedding Circle,” finds Cherico, Mississippi, librarian Maura Beth Mayhew reaping the rewards for her rebellious stand taken to save the library […]

One would have to look long, hard, far, and wide to find a more enthusiastic proponent of local, independent restaurants than the guy typing these words. I started working in independent restaurants in 1981 and for the past 34 years I’ve either worked in or owned dozens of independent restaurants. Independent restaurants have fed and […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Step-by-step, word-by-word, Regional Rehabilitation Center has built up a legacy that extends well beyond the walls of the one-story building on Pegram Drive. For 6-year-old Peyton Camp, son of Susan and Rusty Camp of Ingomar, Regional Rehab has meant being understood when he speaks and writes. “They’ve brought him […]

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The Easter Bunny kayaks around the pool before the start of the Easter egg hunt at the Tupelo Aquatic Center on Saturday.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Aquatic Center was packed with children, fun and the Easter Bunny on Saturday morning for the fifth In Water Easter Egg Hunt. “I liked getting all of the balls out of the pool … and getting on the canoe and on the inflatables,” said AnnaLauren Abney, […]