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Cars and people fill the parking lot of the Bancorp South Arena for the Blue Suede Cruise on Saturday.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Alan McDaniel couldn’t help but get chills when he saw the total attendance for this weekend’s Blue Suede Cruise. “We’ve been wanting for years to get to at least 800 cars, and we’ve gotten close some of the years but we could never get there because of the […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The Dudie burgers were too good to put down on Saturday for Guntown resident Tim Gillespie. The former Tupelo resident spent many afternoons in the late 1960s at the original Dudie’s Diner location just south of Crosstown. Memories of those days quickly returned to Gillespie as he walked […]

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS – Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. King’s longtime business manager Laverne Toney says the musician had a good night and she welcomed the concern about his health. Toney has legal control over King’s affairs. The 89-year-old musician posted […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Classic cars started filling the roads of Lee County and the parking lot of the BancorpSouth Arena on Friday. The 13th edition of the Blue Suede Cruise resumes this morning with a parade of cars leaving the Malco Theater at 9:30, traveling south on Gloster Street and turning […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Jim Clemente’s stories are not lacking for inspiration. Best known for his work on the popular “Criminal Minds” television series, Clemente recently launched his first fiction series, a project based heavily on his experiences as a prosecutor, FBI profiler and writer. He was in Tupelo on Friday to […]

By Hillel Italie AP National Writer NEW YORK – Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm ‘n blues classics as “Stand by Me,” “There Goes My Baby” and “Spanish Harlem,” has died. He was 76. King died Thursday of natural causes, […]

It’s a tale as old as time. Boy’s planet is doomed. Boy’s parents put him in a rocket and send him to Earth to save him. Boy is adopted by kindly farmers in Kansas. Boy possesses powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Boy goes to work as a reporter for a great […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Car enthusiasts, assemble. The Blue Suede Cruise returns this weekend with what Allen McDaniel hopes to be their biggest event yet. “It’s lucky number 13,” McDaniel said. “We started in 2003, and I think we’re going to have a really big show this time around.” More than […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “Ex Machina” is an intimate science-fiction story about two men and a robot. Oscar Isaac is Nathan, a genius who invented something very much like Google when he was 13. Now he’s a billionaire who thinks he’s created artificial intelligence. He brings one of his employees, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal BALDWYN – Fayro, Texas, is about to have one, wild day. Frankie Futrelle Dubberly’s daughter, Tina Jo, is set to be married – complete with a “Gone With the Wind”-inspired ceremony, and everyone is working overtime to make sure the nuptials go off without a hitch. But plenty of […]