By Tamara Lush Associated Press SARASOTA, Fla. – Goodbye to death-defying feats – daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Goodbye to the scent of peanuts and popcorn, the thrill of three rings, the jaunty bum-bum-dadadada of circus music. Send out the clowns. The Big Top is coming […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal HATTIESBURG – Tupelo Community Theatre has done it again. For the sixth year in a row, TCT has won the Warren McDaniel Award for Best Production at Mississippi Theatre Association, allowing for advancement to the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Winners were announced at MTA on Sunday, as the cast of […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal CORINTH – Dale Wilkerson, superintendent at Shiloh National Military Park, made no claims as an artist as he turned over a press release and started doodling. His first sketch was an extremely rough representation of the area where Union and Confederate forces clashed during the Battle of Shiloh on […]

“The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.” – Margo Kaufman “Every dog must have his day.” – Jonathan Swift “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – Christopher Morley ––––– Presley the pug has been on holiday in Huntsville, Alabama, since Christmas Eve. […]

Someone once said the four seasons in Mississippi are almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas. Others name the four Mississippi seasons dove season, deer season, duck season, and turkey season. It’s true we catch a little flack from those outside the region about our weather. We usually have a couple of below-freezing weekends in […]

By David Pannell Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – On Sunday, Larry Hill will preach his last sermon, putting a final “amen” on a 50-plus-year calling as a Pentecostal preacher. But Hill hasn’t been your typical preacher. He’s had a life of action, risk, and adventure, with true tales that sound more like Ernest Hemingway than Billy […]

A few mornings ago, I was out for an early morning walk with my dog. Daylight was just breaking, and in the distance I could see the figure of a woman and her rather large black dog walking toward me. We were on the same side of the road and the woman and her dog […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Herb “Flight Time” Lang certainly puts the globetrotter in Globetrotters. For the past 18 years, he’s been traveling with the world-class basketball team all over the world. On his list of many accomplishments is meeting President Barack Obama twice, and spinning a basketball on Pope Francis’ finger […]

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Andrea and Michael Gibson of Nettleton started their business, RAW Furniture, in the fall of 2015 as a creative outlet. The Hodge Farm Table in the background was made from a tree lost in the Tupelo tornado.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – A year and a half ago, Michael Gibson had what he considered to be a brilliant idea. He and his bride, Andrea, would sell their home, move to his grandparents’ house and build a barn to live in while they invested their money in land they would one […]