Editor’s Note: “The New Southern Living Garden Book,” released in January, is the revised edition of what affectionately has become known as “the bible of Southern gardening.” Daily Journal food/home/garden editor Ginna Parsons recently interviewed Southern Living garden editor Steve Bender (aka The Grumpy Gardener) about the new book. Q. How is “The New Southern […]

This large black fuzzy caterpillar, above, is the larva of the Giant Leopard moth, below. (Margaret Gratz)

On a recent balmy day in early February, the Earth Lady encountered a large black, spiny caterpillar doing a walkabout. What and why, pray tell, was this particular caterpillar out for a stroll when most sensible caterpillars were nestled all warm and snug in their cozy cocoons for the winter’s duration? Ah, but after a […]

With the cold winter weather upon us, are you thinking about planting annual color for the summer? It’s never too early to plan ahead, and thinking about the beautiful landscape you’ll have in the summer is one way to enjoy the dreary winter months. One of the reliable summer-color plants I like the most is […]

Bacteria, fungi, and countless other microscopic creatures have overwintered in your garden soil! Most are beneficial, even vital in keeping your plants healthy, but there are also some that cause diseases. You cannot eliminate them, but you can reduce the damage they cause. How they cause damage: • Bacteria enter plants through openings in roots […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Winter Jam, the annual Christian music festival that features a diverse lineup, has been postponed due to the winter weather that visited the region this week. The concert, with acts like Skillet, Newsong, For King and Country, and Francesca Battistelli performing, has been rescheduled for March 26 […]

If you’re anything like me, then you probably wash your hair quite often and use shampoo. You’re average height, you’re called Derek, and you have an affinity for movie posters. Well, I have some stories to tell you, Derek. In actuality, that is from a sketch on “A Bit of Fry and Laurie,” but it’s […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I’m not against all bad movies, and make no mistake: “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” is a bad movie. I knew that going into the theater, mostly because the original “Hot Tub Time Machine” wasn’t that great of a movie. Over the years, people have told me they look […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal FULTON – Head into a world of pure imagination this weekend in Fulton with the Itawamba Players’ production of “Willy Wonka Jr.” Based on the classic 1971 musical film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” this performance features a cast of over 60 kids bringing the music and joy […]

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From left to right, Snoopy (Phil Milner), Linus (Cadley Burns), Patty (Juwanna Johnson), Charlie Brown (Marshall Dickerson), Lucy (Becky Bishop) and Pig Pen (Bentley Burns) fret over their upcoming book report on Peter Rabbit in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal BALDWYN – Marshall Dickerson may have graduated high school the year “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” was written, but he feels more than ever he relates to everyone’s favorite blockhead. “I was in a show last year where I had to play a real jerk,” Dickerson said, “so […]