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.
"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.
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.
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."
Live music and famously Southern foods will be served up in the opening days of the 77th annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage.
On Wednesday, in Washington, D.C., the National Cherry Blossom Festival began.
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.
The 20th annual Magnolia Film Fest held in Starkville March 2-4 drew entries from independent filmmakers from around the globe.
Junior Auxiliary of Columbus has announced the members of its 67th annual Charity Ball court to be presented April 1 at Trotter Convention Center.
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.
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.
A field of vivid colors has bloomed at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
Fourteen area organizations were beneficiaries of contributions from the 4-County Electric Power Association Foundation Feb. 20.
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.
"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.
Contributions of women composers to classical music are the focus of events March 3-4 at Mississippi University for Women.
Eden Brent first met Willie King at a B.B. King Homecoming in Indianola.
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.
"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.
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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