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Game on: Geek is chic and fun ramps up as GT Comic Con expands

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment

Lily Dunn is planning it all out -- the '50s greaser-look costumes she and her friends are thinking about for Saturday at Trotter Convention Center. The 15-year-old from New Hope thinks she'll go as a roller skating waitress.

 

Six decades later, a veteran gratefully receives medals

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

Sixty-two years after Aaron Harcrow Sr. served his last day in the United States Army, the 84-year-old received four medals for his honorable service.

 

Area songwriter, performer is recipient of MAC grant

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

Blues musician Big Joe Shelton of Macon has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).

 

High profile historian-turned-writer makes Columbus visit Thursday

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment

Before long, Katy Simpson Smith will travel to Rome, a land of ancient cultures, divine art and inspiration.

 

Worth the drive: Mississippi's 'literary lawn party' set for Aug. 19 in Jackson

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment

Visiting authors, panel discussions, book signings, booksellers, live music, tours, food and more promise to make the third annual Mississippi Book Festival Saturday, Aug. 19 a book lover's playground.

 

Toy stories: In Erik Studdard's 'small world,' little toys can tell epic tales

Posted 8/8/2017 in Community

Erik Studdard scrabbled around in the drawer of a plastic storage bin. It's a repository for superheroes, warriors and villains, even a fierce black steed, nostrils flared.

 

Artists call: Designs invited for bicentennial postcards

Posted 8/5/2017 in Community

Mississippi's bicentennial is the theme of a postcard project organized by the Columbus Arts Council.

 

Art, awareness are focus of Saturday's 'Art for EB'

Posted 8/4/2017 in Area

Oil paintings by noted Mississippi artist Lee Gibson are not the only focus of an art show and sale from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Ole Homestead, the Columbus home of Rufus and Karen Ward at 302 College St.

 

'What I did this summer': A new 'real world' initiative motivates teens toward college, career

Posted 7/29/2017 in Community

"Hanging out" ... "video games" ... "seeing friends" -- that's how some local teenagers say they probably would have spent the past couple of months if the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Golden Triangle had not offered a very different experience.

 

Take this broom -- please

Posted 7/29/2017 in Community

It's possible money can buy happiness after all.

 

Flowers to back-to-school: Quick Bites offers free programs

Posted 7/29/2017 in Entertainment

As the calendar turns to August and school bells, Quick Bites programs offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service once again are geared toward providing useful information on a variety to topics.

 

Outside the box: Local market boasts Filipino veggies and tasty treats

Posted 7/26/2017 in Food

Farmers' market fans are accustomed to seeking out fresh tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, peas and peaches, but community markets often offer our palates an adventure outside the proverbial box as well.

 

Well grounded: This pilot discovers a talent as an 'aspiring tamer of wood'

Posted 7/22/2017 in Community

When sleep eludes, many turn to sound to bring on a good night's rest -- the gurgling brooks, ocean waves and white noise of a sound machine, the whir of an electric fan or maybe a dose of Coldplay or Ed Sheeran. But woodworking videos? Not so common.

 

CCT youth: Come on in, meet 'Mississippi Characters'

Posted 7/22/2017 in Entertainment

The beat goes on at 'Unplugged 3' this week

Posted 7/22/2017 in Entertainment

Carole Sorenson is a respected church musician, but for three summers now she's gotten to channel a different music genre altogether.

 

Baptist Memorial giving big boost to community fan drive

Posted 7/22/2017 in Community

July's brutal heat indices have intensified focus on the annual summer fan drive organized by Helping Hands and United Way of Lowndes County.

 

Camp with a mission: Because each of us is 'differently and wonderfully made'

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

A swish, splash and cheers around the Stark Recreation Center pool on the Mississippi University for Women campus Wednesday sum up, in their way, what Camp with a Mission is about.

 

Outreach to orphans gets boost from local lemonade stand

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Visitors to the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus July 8 encountered some new vendors -- 10 or 12 of them, all slight of size and eager to please.

 

Columbus Girlchoir invited to sing at New York's Carnegie Hall

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Distinguished Concerts International New York City has invited the Columbus Girlchoir and director Cherry Dunn to perform at Carnegie Hall.

 

Art Walk Downtown named Top 20 Event for September

Posted 7/15/2017 in Entertainment

It's been said that the best things come in threes, but Main Street Columbus makes it four by having Art Walk Downtown added to the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events in the Southeast for September 2017.

 

 

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