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Go green: Local eateries plan a nod to St. Paddy's Day

Posted 3/14/2018 in Food

Last week, we looked at a few ways Ireland's iconic Guinness stout can be used in the kitchen. This week, with St. Patrick's Day coming up Saturday, we check in to see how local eateries may be planning to give a nod to the Emerald Isle.


Sewing circle: For seven sisters and their mom, this family ritual is a must

Posted 3/10/2018 in Community

There are family reunions -- and then, there is what the Heatwole women have done every year for nigh two decades. Seven sisters and their mother gather from Virginia, Delaware, Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, to sew and quilt together for a week to 10 days.


'A Treasury of Noxubee Quilts'

Posted 3/10/2018 in Community

Preservation of America's history is not limited to official records. It's in stories passed down, in art, in family Bibles and diaries. And it's stored in stitches, in quilts made by many hands that went quiet long ago.


Caledonia Elementary is getting back to nature

Posted 3/10/2018 in Community

Winter's wane has everyone eager to get outside. That includes 1,102 students at Caledonia Elementary School who recently celebrated the grand opening of an outdoor classroom on campus.


Raise a pint: Guinness in the kitchen

Posted 3/7/2018 in Food

With St. Patrick's Day approaching, thoughts have drifted to things Irish.


A force of nature: Meet a Mississippi trailblazer with a passion for wild things

Posted 3/3/2018 in Community

When Fannye Cook was born in Mississippi in 1889, women were not allowed to vote. They couldn't serve on juries. Some states had yet to officially grant women control over their own earnings. In a time when females were often regarded as unsuited to science, business or politics, Cook rewrote the script.


Ready, set, go for fruit-bearing trees and berry plants

Posted 3/3/2018 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University Extension Agent Reid Nevins shares a saying: "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, and the second best time is now."


Got half an hour? Get a great meal

Posted 2/28/2018 in Food

We feel it. Winter hibernation is coming to an end. We're waking up to blossoms, greening and calendars filling up with functions, fundraisers, kids' sports, spring cleaning or just plain wanting to spend more time outdoors.


A real 'Night at the Museum'

Posted 2/24/2018 in Community

Ancient bones, giant spiders, outer space and human skulls were all on tap for Science Night at the Museum on the Mississippi State campus Feb. 15.


'The Mag' returns with a variety of indie films March 1-3

Posted 2/24/2018 in Entertainment

More than 50 filmmakers, cast and crew from around the country and Canada are slated to attend the 21st annual Magnolia Independent Film Festival in Starkville Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3, said event chair Angella Baker.


March Quick Bites: business start-ups to spring decor

Posted 2/24/2018 in Entertainment

March does more than "come in like a lion, go out like a lamb."


Symphony concerts Friday will have family appeal

Posted 2/24/2018 in Entertainment

Children and adults alike have much to look forward to as the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association Family Concerts approach.


Feeling presidential: Looking back on fun White House food facts

Posted 2/21/2018 in Food

We all have favorite foods. That doesn't change just because one becomes president of the United States.


He's been called the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's 'secret weapon,' and CCS is bringing him to town

Posted 2/17/2018 in Entertainment

Alisa Toy decided she had nothing to lose. "I was really nervous, but I thought, why not just go for the top? The only thing he can do is say 'no.'" The "he" is Richard Elliott, principal organist with the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.


JA Charity Ball ticket night is just ahead

Posted 2/17/2018 in Community

Patron tickets to the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 2018 Charity Ball will be available from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Junior Auxiliary Hut located at 1000 Park Circle, next to Lee Park.


Styling: It's all about getting food ready for its close-up

Posted 2/14/2018 in Food

Open a glossy magazine, a cookbook, a colorful menu or watch almost any food commercial, and you're almost assuredly witnessing the work of food stylists. The art of making food look irresistible for the camera is a learned craft, and students in a food styling course at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) Monday had a Valentine's Day feast ready for its close-up.


Library to screen thought-provoking films for Black History Month

Posted 2/10/2018 in Entertainment

Thurgood Marshall and a landmark case, black representation in Hollywood and Detroit's turbulent summer of '67 are some of the topics tackled in a series of films to be screened free to the public by the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library during Black History Month.


Missions to marriages: An innovative nonprofit turns a warehouse into a fundraiser

Posted 2/10/2018 in Community

A lanky sixth-grader from Armstrong Middle School lopes across the floor, his orange oversized sweatshirt swinging with each long stride. With barely a pause, he drops his book bag on a table, walking on, eager to catch up with other middle schoolers who have already arrived.


A look at Valentine's Day, by the numbers

Posted 2/10/2018 in Entertainment

Ah, the simplicity of our Valentine's Days of elementary school.


We asked, 'What's your culinary idea of the perfect Valentine's Day?'

Posted 2/7/2018 in Food

With Cupid's big day just a week away, givers, receivers and lovesick shoppers are making their plans. So are bakers, restaurateurs and florists who are preparing for the rush.



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