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Columbus Rotary's 'Shots Felt Around the World' set for Saturday

Posted 8/20/2016 in Community

The Columbus Rotary Club will hold its second annual "Shots Felt Around the World" shooting competition Saturday, Aug. 27 at Prairie Wildlife in Clay County.

 

Celebrate Mother Goose at Friday's picnic

Posted 8/20/2016 in Community

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Edwina Williams' role as Mother Goose with the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

 

Feeling stuck? Christian Women's Job Corps offers empowerment

Posted 8/20/2016 in Community

Six years ago, Brenda Anderson was holding down a steady job, waking early to breakfast before joining the stream of humanity that works hard for what it has, loves family, abides by the rules and trusts that life will be gentle in return.

 

September Quick Bites programs explore florals to freezer meals

Posted 8/20/2016 in Entertainment

The month of September will bring another round of Quick Bites programs offered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

 

Olympic fuel: Ever wonder what it takes to feed a world of athletes?

Posted 8/17/2016 in Food

Our Olympic attention may be focused on disciplines like track and field, rhythmic gymnastics and basketball (or, in my case, equestrian) for the next several days, but have you paused to wonder how anyone goes about feeding 18,000 athletes, coaches and team staff from more than 200 diverse countries every day during the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro?

 

Cowbell canvas: A door prize leads to an enterprise celebrating spirit and special memories

Posted 8/13/2016 in Community

Vicki Burnett will tell you -- it all really began with bunco.

 

Kimbrough to bring 'stories, songs, picking' to town Friday

Posted 8/13/2016 in Entertainment

Will Kimbrough has a voracious musical appetite.

 

Worth the drive: State's second Book Festival to feature area writers

Posted 8/13/2016 in Entertainment

The Mississippi Book Festival will hold its second annual "literary lawn party" at the Mississippi State Capitol Building in downtown Jackson Saturday, Aug. 20.

 

Popcorn goes gourmet: A love for kids inspires a popcorn enterprise

Posted 8/10/2016 in Food

It was just about a decade ago that Marjorie and Earl Willis of Flint, Michigan, were vacationing on the east coast. A side trip to Mississippi to visit an acquaintance altered their life plan.

 

Back to school: One family preserves a piece of America's one-room school history

Posted 8/6/2016 in Community

School bells silenced by the hot summer of 2016 stirred to life again this past week.

 

Star Wars, wizards, heroes, oh my: Comic, Toy Expo comes to Columbus

Posted 8/6/2016 in Entertainment

The Golden Triangle is about to be invaded. Nothing to fear, however; the incoming are gathering to celebrate geek culture, gaming and the world of fantasy.

 

Noted artist to honor grandson with 'Art for EB'

Posted 8/6/2016 in Community

Like other third-graders at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School in Starkville, Gabe Valentine has been anticipating the first day of school.

 

And the Lowndes Tomato Battle winner is ...

Posted 8/6/2016 in Community

Weigh-ins are done and results for the third annual Lowndes County Tomato Battle are in.

 

Full circle: Artist, radio host renews an early passion for interpreting the faces around him

Posted 7/30/2016 in Community

As an artistic soul, J.L. Summers has come full circle. After years of putting his talent to use as a professional sign painter and calligrapher, he has returned to an early passion for capturing people on paper.

 

CHS students win their way to San Diego

Posted 7/30/2016 in Community

Three teenage girls from Columbus on an adventure of "firsts" were among passengers on a jet departing the Birmingham airport July 3.

 

Go crackers: An artisan baker's ingenuity opens new doors

Posted 7/27/2016 in Food

One might say baker Troy DeRego is going crackers. And it would be a compliment.

 

GTHR on a mission: placing healthy horses with loving homes

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

Dappled sunlight danced across the back of a brown and white pinto mare staying one step ahead of the patient man in the paddock with her.

 

MSU Riley Center new season lineup touts some big names

Posted 7/23/2016 in Entertainment

The MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts in Meridian has released the roster of musical and theatrical performances set to celebrate the prominent venue's 10th anniversary.

 

And for her next act, Mother Nature presents sweet, luscious figs

Posted 7/20/2016 in Food

One of the perks of living in the Prairie -- where we tend to define "neighborhood" in square miles rather than streets -- is that folks are, well, neighborly.

 

It's sunflower time. Smile ... c'mon, you know you want to

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

Try being depressed in the middle of a field of sunflowers. Just driving by a patch is a pretty potent mood-lifter, their vibrant rays of yellow petals fanning from spiraling centers ripening with seeds. They may be nature's most optimistic plant, a living expression of botanical sun worship and radial symmetry.

 

 

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