By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – When Victoria Fox found out she had landed the role of Belle in Pied Piper Players’ production of “Beauty and the Beast,” it was the culmination of her lifetime of all things Disney. “Belle and Ariel were always my favorites,” said Fox, 16, a sophomore at TCPS. […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Whether it’s snakes, the guillotine or the electric chair, theatricality has always been a part of Alice Cooper’s stage presence. But he’s looking to add a little weather to his setlist when he plays Tupelo this weekend. “We try to get down to the South right during […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi has plenty of work left to do, but a national report card shows the state has made significant gains in being prepared for public health emergencies. Since 2013, Mississippi improved in four out of the five broad categories on the National Health Security Index, according to […]

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CAJUN SHRIMP CREOLE 4 cups water 4 tablespoons Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base 1 box Zatarain’s Shrimp Creole Base (not the Creole mix) 1 large onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 cup chopped celery 2 tablespoons minced garlic 8 ounces Conecuh sausage, thinly sliced 1/2 stick butter 1/2 tablespoon liquid Zatarain’s shrimp boil […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal   HOUSTON – Growing up in Mobile, Alabama, Janet Coker remembers eating a lot of seafood. “My parents both cooked,” Coker said. “They loved seafood. They were fishermen – they fished competitively. They cooked roasts and chicken, but seafood is what we grew up eating.” But, Coker said, there wasn’t […]

On Easter, we did not dine on ham or turkey or even lamb, but rather beef tenderloin. I gave up beef for Lent so this expensive cut of meat was a true treat. I have to mention here that I’ve only cooked a beef tenderloin roast one other time – for Christmas Eve three or […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal   TUPELO – Regional Rehab’s annual Kentucky Derby party features a hat contest, live music, mint juleps, live and silent auctions and derby dollars (play money) to bet on the famous horse race. But the real star of the party is the food. Most of the dishes served have been […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – Ten downtown Tupelo merchants will host the annual Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association and Trustmark Bank Wine Downtown Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating merchants include About the South, Bailey Diane, BlairHaus, Caron Gallery, Crave, Farmhouse, MLM Clothiers, Spring Street Cigars, The Main Attraction and Willow Bride. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – A new biscuit and coffee shop named Butterbean used its soft opening Tuesday as a fundraiser for an employee. Jordan Malone lost the home he shared with family on Desoto Drive in Tupelo to a fire late Saturday night. “We’re family-based here,” said David Leathers, chef/owner of Forklift, […]