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Twas the week before Christmas -- and everybody's in need of some quick fixes

Posted 12/17/2014 in Food

Are we having fun yet? Of course we are. It's eight days 'til Christmas and I don't have a tree up yet. What I do have are some ideas for appetizers.


A visit with Dr. Hunt, a champion for 'all God's children'

Posted 12/13/2014 in Community

Dr. James W. Hunt would just as soon the spotlight shine on someone else.


Last call for 'Downton Abbey' trip from Columbus

Posted 12/13/2014 in Entertainment

Ever since the PBS Masterpiece series "Downton Abbey" first aired in 2010, many Americans have been fascinated by the fortunes -- and misfortunes -- of the fictional Crawley family and their servant staff.


Delk, Henry, Toy to present evening of traditional music

Posted 12/13/2014 in Entertainment

As early December's rush of holiday parades, TV specials, tree lightings and parties recedes and the 25th nears, for many the focus becomes more reflective.


Library to host Festival of Trees, Open House Thursday

Posted 12/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites the community to enter a winter wonderland of decorated trees.


It's here -- the annual 12 Days of ... Cookies

Posted 12/10/2014 in Food

In the world of food editors and the like, there's an anticipated unveiling we look forward to every year about this time -- the Associated Press holiday cookie package.


A 'bear ministry' unites communities and sends smiles around the world

Posted 12/6/2014 in Community

What stands about 7 inches high, sees the world through little button eyes and will soon travel thousands of miles around the globe?


Experience 'First Christmas' in interactive village of Bethlehem

Posted 12/6/2014 in Entertainment

What would it be like to step back in time, all the way back to the first Christmas


Here we come a' wassailing

Posted 12/3/2014 in Food

"To me, Wassail Fest is one of the best things Columbus has," said Kim Bennett, in the middle of decorating The Southern for one of the city's premier holiday events.


All aboard: Holiday Express stops in West Point Tuesday

Posted 11/29/2014 in Community

There is sure to be some wide-eyed wonder in West Point Dec. 2 when the Kansas City Southern Railway's Holiday Express makes a Golden Triangle stop at the Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum.


Making a memory: A few readers share their memorable Thanksgivings

Posted 11/22/2014 in Community

On Friday morning, a room full of 3- and 4-year-olds made a Thanksgiving memory. Dressed as pilgrims or Native Americans, they sang for parents, grandparents and other family members at the First United Methodist Church Early Learning Center in Columbus.


A community Thanksgiving service marks 46th year

Posted 11/22/2014 in Community

Martha Jo Mims always knows where she will be the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving -- with friends and neighbors, giving thanks.


Columbus tree lighting to have new look, locale

Posted 11/22/2014 in Entertainment

An annual holiday festivity in Columbus takes on a new look this season.


Country Store good: Great cooks, savvy hosts count days until this annual fundraiser

Posted 11/19/2014 in Food

"Do you have a chocolate pie for us?" Lucy Phillips tends to hear that question a lot from one or the other of her six grandchildren, or their parents.


With an idea and an iPad, a Columbus dentist generates hope through technology

Posted 11/15/2014 in Community

Patrick Singley is a go-getter. His wife, Leslie, says so.


Good Samaritan Clinic relies on community support

Posted 11/15/2014 in Community

For 13 years now, the Good Samaritan Medical Clinic in Columbus has quietly and faithfully helped the working uninsured.


Pack those boxes: Operation Christmas Child collection week ahead

Posted 11/15/2014 in Community

It's that time of year again. No, we're not talking about the holidays. It's Operation Christmas Child time.


Columbus native checks NYC Marathon off her list

Posted 11/15/2014 in Community

Columbus High School alumna Lashonda McLeod is a diplomat, currently representing the United States in Guatemala City, Guatemala.


Singing for their supper: An all-day singing -- shared voices, shared table

Posted 11/12/2014 in Food

There's a certain communal beauty in a potluck meal.


Andre's art: Of chiefs and cowboys, and one man's inspiration to put brush to canvas

Posted 11/8/2014 in Community

"The monster was eating all the animals ... so coyote devised a plan," said Andre Ray, relating a Native American legend about the origins of the Nez Perce tribe in the Pacific Northwest.



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