I wouldn’t ordinarily call myself a busy person. I go through spurts where I have lots of activities or responsibilities that seem to land at once. With that being said, I’ve got two major responsibilities coming down the pipeline that don’t consist of the regular duties of my job or as a parent, with fall […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Each year, the owners of Ironclad Tattoo Gallery in Saltillo put on a party to show their appreciation for their customers. 2015 is no different. This year’s Black Sheep Revival will be hosted at The Publik House on Spring Street in Tupelo and feature the Ireland-based band […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Go see “The Martian.” It’s fun, as long as you don’t mind a few well-placed four-letter words. The premise is straightforward. A NASA crew has to leave Mars in a hurry because of a storm. Mark Watney (Matt Damon) gets smacked by a stray piece of equipment. His colleagues […]

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Sonja Jenkins doesn’t mind getting her hands messy as she prepares Indian-Spiced Turkey Breast with Creamy Red Lentils from Susan Spicer’s “Crescent City Cooking” cookbook.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – One day four or five years ago, friends Grace Clark and Nancy Brown Milam were talking and the two decided they wanted to start a cookbook club. Then they mentioned the idea to fellow foodie Sonja Jenkins. “I thought it sounded fun, but you know, life gets away […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – If you’re a friend of Billy Carl “B.C.” Lipford and you get sick, you can just about count on him delivering a pecan pie to your doorstep. “Every Thursday morning, a group of about 30 of us meet at Martha’s Menu for breakfast,” said Lipford, 71. “If one […]

Chicken and Dumplings 4 to 5 skin-on, bone-in chicken breast halves 2 quarts water 1 large onion, quartered 3 carrots, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces 3 large celery ribs, cut in 2-inch pieces Salt and pepper 2 cups self-rising flour, sifted 1⁄3 cup shortening 1⁄2 cup reserved chicken stock 2 to 3 tablespoons butter […]

I’m not sure if I’ve ever written about these cookies in this space before, but I should have. I found this recipe about 10 years ago. I don’t know where I got it, but I distinctly remember making the cookies for the first time for my son, Patrick, and his friend, Chandler Craig, who was […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Breast cancer survivors and advocates brought plenty of attitude and strength to Tuesday’s Pretty in Pink lunch. More than 130 women came out to the annual event at the Summit in Tupelo hosted by North Mississippi Medical Center Spirit of Women. Breast and uterine cancer survivor Jennifer […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Blues music isn’t limited to just one age group of performers, as per the case of the lineup of this year’s Bukka White Festival. The Mississippi-born talent of the festival to be held on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Oct. 16 and 17 ranges in age […]