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Mushroom mojo: A Starkville native makes his food world mark with mushroom jerky

Posted earlier today in Food

Good fortune just smiled on Michael Pan. Viewers of NBC's TODAY show July 10 saw nutrition and wellness contributor Dave Zinczenko showcase a few of his favorites from among about 200,000 items featured at the recent Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.


Taking command: From small town Mississippi to the military's world stage

Posted 7/14/2018 in Community

As a senior at Aberdeen High School in the spring of 1994, Scott Rowe was named "Most Likely to Succeed." The honor has proven prophetic many times over.


Third Saturdays at Columbus farmers market rev up

Posted 7/14/2018 in Entertainment

Genuine car enthusiasts seldom get enough of admiring vehicles and talking "shop."


Puttin' on the dog: 'Grown up dogs' (and a little history) for National Hot Dog Month

Posted 7/11/2018 in Food

July is National Hot Dog Month, and that sent me digging into the back story of one of America's favorite foods. What an entertaining side trip it was.


Up to speed: Sometimes best friends have four legs ...

Posted 7/7/2018 in Community

Joy Nabors is into speed and precision, into pushing limits with a near half-ton, hairy partner in a sport ruled by athleticism, control and split-second decisions.


Getting inventive: A Golden Triangle innovator is invited to a high stakes show-and-tell

Posted 6/30/2018 in Community

Several years ago, barber John Campbell was sitting on his sofa in Starkville in the wee hours. If the sun had been up, one might have said he was daydreaming. He's done a lot of that since he was 4 years old, he says, pointing toward the framed patents that hang on his wall today.


Local writer encourages setting families, children up for success

Posted 6/30/2018 in Community

Summer may be uppermost in the minds of kids right now, but parents are aware school bells will be ringing in just more than a month.


Alternative aspects: Challenging preconceived notions of 'beauty'

Posted 6/23/2018 in Community

Every culture has beautification rituals. In parts of the South, they entail rise and shine, put on makeup, do your hair a certain way, and don't forget the pearls.


Water conservation, beekeeping on tap for July Quick Bites

Posted 6/23/2018 in Entertainment

Mississippi State Extension Service's Quick Bites programs in July focus on the role we all play in water conservation in Mississippi, as well going small with beekeeping.


Show your colors: Star-spangled sweets and party ideas for a fun Fourth

Posted 6/20/2018 in Food

In two short weeks, we'll be showing our red, white and blue.


Sweet bond: This honey of an enterprise is about more than passing down skills from father to sons

Posted 6/16/2018 in Community

In the spring of 2017, Ethan Stone surprised his father with, "Dad, teach me about the bees." Ethan, now 13, may not have realized quite what he was in for.


Whole lotta shakin' goin' on: Viva Las Elvis party is Friday

Posted 6/16/2018 in Entertainment

Elvis -- or at least the festive spirit of Elvis -- will be in the building Friday night.


Columbus City Hall project wins Heritage Trust Award

Posted 6/16/2018 in Community

A near-20-month rehabilitation project of Columbus' historic City Hall earned a Mississippi Heritage Award for Restoration at a ceremony in Ocean Springs June 7.


Microgreens: small size, big nutrition and flavor

Posted 6/13/2018 in Food

As maintenance manager at a Columbus plant, Chris Allen tackles some pretty big jobs. At home, however, he's into the smaller things of life. Really small.


Mile by mile: 40,000 miles, and what does Tom Kennedy do? Keeps running

Posted 6/9/2018 in Community

Tom Kennedy leans over and lifts a ledger from a stack of them on his coffee table. There are five in all. The 83-year-old opens the worn, green covers of the book he holds, and there they are -- the miles he's run, meticulously recorded in line after line, number after number.


New book on beating anxiety, depression hits close to home

Posted 6/9/2018 in Community

Alison Buehler of Starkville once heard a speaker at a conference say, "If you know a good path somewhere, it's your obligation to share it."


Storms, cats and compasses: A folk art phenomenon spreads to downtown Columbus

Posted 6/2/2018 in Community

What began in Caledonia as an effort to decorate the countryside with barn quilts on old barns, churches and other structures has crossed into city limits to brighten downtown Columbus.


Let the music play: Sounds of Summer returns Thursday

Posted 6/2/2018 in Entertainment

More than a decade after it began, the free Sounds of Summer concert series at the Columbus Riverwalk returns for its 11th encore Thursday, June 7, from 7-9 p.m.


Explore what 4-H is all about at Lowndes 4-H Fun Day June 27

Posted 6/2/2018 in Community

When Sharon Patrick became a Mississippi State University Extension Service Agent, her goal was to make sure all Lowndes County youth ages 5 to 18 were aware of 4-H and all it offered.


A Market on Main: Something new is blooming in Caledonia

Posted 5/30/2018 in Food

It's farmers market season, and Caledonia is joining the movement.



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