By Riley Manning Daily Journal In 1990, when French high school student Frederic Martinez boarded a plane to America, to embark on his adventure as a foreign exchange student in Tupelo, he expected it to change his life. Twenty-five years later, Martinez said he had been right, but not in the way he expected. His […]

I almost got killed by a tornado at the fair. It’s trashy, but it’s true. I feel that I need to explain, since many people just won’t understand why a reasonable adult would put himself in the path of both funnel cakes and funnel clouds simultaneously. It was a few years ago, in 2004. It […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Workers capped off gas lines to two Madison Street houses on Wednesday in anticipation of destruction. The two neighboring structures belong to the First Baptist Church, and according to associate pastor Lee Allred, they are beyond repair. “We don’t have any set plans, but we’re going to clear […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba Times TREMONT – Work on Tremont’s long-planned memorial park for country music legend and native Tammy Wynette is further along than most people probably realize. Last week, Robert Don Whitehead of the Tammy Wynette Legacy Park Committee, said the group is in the final stages of purchasing the building that will […]

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Antiques Downtown on Main Street in Pontotoc offers everything from furniture, dishes and glassware to lamps, linens and jewelry.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PONTOTOC – If you go into an antiques shop in Pontotoc and can’t find what you’re looking for, you’re likely to be directed to another place just down the street. “We send people to other stores if they can’t find it here,” said Miriam Clark, who co-owns Antiques Downtown with […]

Blue is one of the most relaxing of colors. It is associated with trustworthiness, strength and dependability. People overwhelmingly like blue. Brown is a natural color that evokes a sense of strength and reliability. Brown is a solid color. Much like the earth, brown is soothing, relaxing, and grounding. Together blue and brown remind us […]

One of my goals for this column has always been to promote the planting of ornamental varieties – and to some extent vegetable varieties – in our Mississippi landscapes and gardens. Sometimes, these plants are tried and true favorites of mine; other times, they are new to market and deserve a chance to shine and […]

How good it is to have an allium bed near your kitchen door! What are alliums? Onions, shallots and garlic are members of this amazing plant family. Yet the selection is even wider than these very necessary culinary additions. Ornamental alliums come in amazing colors and sizes. Grown from bulbs planted in the fall, they […]

If you’re not a fan of time travel, wild theories or just don’t like the unknown, you might want to steer clear of the text below. The idea of time travel, paradoxes and parallel timelines/universes fascinate me. So, indulge me as I tell you a tale. I grew up reading a series of children’s books […]