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Let's talk tamales: A Columbus cook uses food to help her give back to cancer research

Posted earlier today in Food

When Shannon Jones Bowen committed to walk 60 miles and raise $2,300 for breast cancer research, she wasn't thinking about her homemade tamales.


Company's coming: Pilgrimage homes prepare to roll out the welcome -- and the tour's newest homeowners are adding a bit of a twist

Posted 3/26/2017 in Community

"We've still got nine days left to get ready," said Kathy Novotny, addressing the bolstering remark Tuesday to two important lieutenants in the corps of volunteers so essential to homeowners about to invite thousands of visitors to cross their thresholds.


Senior project focuses on reading, boosts school library

Posted 3/26/2017 in Community

Seniors in the Heritage Academy Class of 2017 will leave a Literacy Legacy to benefit not only future classes but also youngsters in the community at large.


Cooking with crawfish: There's more than one way to enjoy mudbug season

Posted 3/22/2017 in Food

Crawfish season is one sure sign of spring. Banners go up on restaurants, and parties start moving outside where guests can pile up their plates with the "little lobsters."


Kickoff party, Catfish in the Alley highlight opening of 77th Spring Pilgrimage

Posted 3/18/2017 in Entertainment

Live music and famously Southern foods will be served up in the opening days of the 77th annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage.


Cultural exchange: One Columbus resident found dollmaking offers glimpse into Japan's culture

Posted 3/18/2017 in Community

On Wednesday, in Washington, D.C., the National Cherry Blossom Festival began.


Act of love: Shave your head before prom? If the reason is good enough ...

Posted 3/11/2017 in Community

Odds of a 17-year-old girl voluntarily shaving her head five days before her senior prom are slim to none, more none than slim.


Filmmakers reap rewards at 20th Magnolia Film Fest

Posted 3/11/2017 in Entertainment

The 20th annual Magnolia Film Fest held in Starkville March 2-4 drew entries from independent filmmakers from around the globe.


JA of Columbus announces 2017 Charity Ball court

Posted 3/11/2017 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus has announced the members of its 67th annual Charity Ball court to be presented April 1 at Trotter Convention Center.


Kid Power II: Young Starkville cook competes on 'MasterChef Junior'

Posted 3/8/2017 in Food

And then there were 16. After auditioning with hundreds of other aspiring young cooks for the television series "MasterChef Junior," Mark Coblentz of Starkville has baked, broiled and sauteed his way into the show's top 16 junior home chefs from across the country.


Pits and pigs: An animal rescue looks to make a move, launches campaign

Posted 3/4/2017 in Community

Dalton stood up on his hind legs, the tip of his wet nose happily pressed through the welded wire mesh of his dog kennel at Shaw Pit Bull Rescue, the better to greet visitors.


Wednesday event opens library quilt display

Posted 3/4/2017 in Entertainment

A field of vivid colors has bloomed at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.


Small change adds up to 4-County Foundation donations

Posted 3/4/2017 in Community

Fourteen area organizations were beneficiaries of contributions from the 4-County Electric Power Association Foundation Feb. 20.


Blues for Willie begins tonight

Posted 3/2/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Late bluesman Willie King was surrounded by friends and fans when he played the final concert of his life in the Columbus Arts Council's Omnova Theater March 7, 2009.


High notes: Dr. B and Columbus High are singing a new tune, expanding a choral culture

Posted 2/26/2017 in Community

"Chin up. Ears in line with your shoulders," Doug Browning says, corralling the attention of teenagers getting settled in bright yellow and blue plastic chairs Wednesday in Columbus High School's choir room.


MUW festival puts spotlight on music by women

Posted 2/26/2017 in Entertainment

Contributions of women composers to classical music are the focus of events March 3-4 at Mississippi University for Women.


Hot Mississippi blues will honor late Willie King

Posted 2/26/2017 in Entertainment

Eden Brent first met Willie King at a B.B. King Homecoming in Indianola.


Thursday talk features Southern Gardening's Bachman

Posted 2/26/2017 in Entertainment

Gardening enthusiasts have heard him on the radio, read him in the newspaper, seen him on television. On Thursday, March 2 they can tap into horticulturist Gary Bachman's expertise face-to-face in Columbus.


Sweet touch: A Columbus cook shares her joy of cooking

Posted 2/22/2017 in Food

"I tripled the frosting recipe because I like a lot of frosting," smiles Pat Wheeler, spreading sweet butter-yellow swirls on an oversized cake destined to please a lot of palates.


Really Really Free Market? What's the catch? That's just it -- there isn't one

Posted 2/18/2017 in Community

When Desi Hrevatis moved from the Keystone State of Pennsylvania to the very deep South six months ago with her family, there was plenty to get used to.



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