By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Tupelo native Jean Massey knew the basics of cooking when she got out on her own, but she wanted to take that knowledge a step further. So she started experimenting. “Anything that sounded like it was going to be good I’d try,” said Massey, 63. “I started buying […]

Marie’s German Chocolate Pound Cake 2 cups sugar 1 cup shortening 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring 2 teaspoons butter flavoring 3 cups self-rising flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 (4-ounce) Baker’s German’s sweet chocolate bar Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and flavorings. Beat well. Alternate adding flour and milk, mixing well. Soften chocolate in […]

I had never heard of a tomato pie until I moved to Tupelo in 1992. We didn’t eat such things in south Alabama, where I grew up, or in any of the other Southern states where I’ve lived in my 52 years. Joe Rutherford, the Journal’s editorial page editor, made me my first tomato pie […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – For the past year and some months, the Rev. Sherry Horton of First Christian Church has been making a lot out of a little. She works out of a mobile unit behind what used to be her church, flattened in the tornado of April 2014, and does everything […]

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.” […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal At last month’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, pastors gathered to discuss a plethora of topics, from the general revitalization of the church to the then-impending Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. But for the most part, North Mississippi pastors reported, the convention kept full steam ahead on […]

Last Sunday, my son and I were out for an afternoon drive, waiting to see “Jurassic World.” It was crazy hot outside. My son was driving, and in conformity to an unspoken code as old as driving itself, he took control of the air conditioning. Within minutes, it was so cold inside the car I […]

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Zack Martin, 18, left, looks on while Shelby Deese, 16, holds the ladder while Lori Jane Hilburn paints the trim of the house on Green Street.

World Changers, a branch of LifeWay Christian Resources out of Nashville, was in Tupelo this week fixing up a pair of houses on Green Street in Tupelo. World Changers sends groups to nearly 90 cities a year, specifically targeting those suffering from inadequate housing and living conditions. Volunteers from all over the South came along […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Drew and Cooper Edmondson won’t have to struggle for a topic on their back-to-school essays. The Tupelo seventh graders advocated for other Mississippi children living with Type I diabetes last week at the JDRF’s Children’s Congress in Washington D.C. “It was really inspiring,” Drew said. “It felt good to […]