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The game is afoot: Hurricane evacuees, improv actors leave a smile behind before leaving Columbus

Posted 9/16/2017 in Community

Driving to my destination, a downtown Columbus restaurant, I had to chuckle as I said out loud to no one, "It was a dark and stormy night."

 

CAC to bring Vienna Boys Choir to Golden Triangle

Posted 9/16/2017 in Entertainment

It has long been a Columbus Arts Council goal to bring the Vienna Boys Choir to the Golden Triangle, and this fall it will finally happen.

 

Area communities invited to 'Rise for Recovery'

Posted 9/16/2017 in Community

Those suffering from substance use disorders -- alcohol and drug addiction -- or individuals with a mental health diagnosis in the Golden Triangle have something Community Counseling Services believes they could add to their "gratitude list" -- access to great behavioral health care through a variety of outlets and resources, said Martha Allen of CCS.

 

Fall harvests: It's high time to check out squash recipes

Posted 9/13/2017 in Food

As summer gives way to autumn, don't assume we have to say goodbye to fresh produce.

 

Laugh out loud: Outrageous lies, side-splitting tales on tap at storytelling fest

Posted 9/9/2017 in Entertainment

Take a world-class fibber, a musically-gifted storyteller and a national tale-spinner who actually grew up in Columbus, and what does one get? The sixth annual Possum Town Tales Storytelling Festival -- a weekend of unrestrained laughter, flights of imagination and renewed appreciation for the human connection.

 

Hands on in Houston: local pitmaster joins relief effort

Posted 9/9/2017 in Community

Chances are Hank Vaiden will never forget how he spent Labor Day 2017.

 

Love story: In the face of life's challenges, sometimes the heart remembers

Posted 9/2/2017 in Community

An eager rustle among spectators signaled that the bride was about to enter. Heads turned in anticipation. Piano music played and smiles broke out as she began a slow procession down the aisle.

 

Tune in: Friday episode of 'Handcrafted America' to feature local artist

Posted 9/2/2017 in Entertainment

Golden Triangle artisan Bessie Johnson will be among master crafters featured on the INSP network show "Handcrafted America" airing Friday at 7:30 p.m. CST.

 

This Labor Day, bring home the bacon

Posted 8/30/2017 in Food

While no one is recommending a steady diet of bacon here, really, who doesn't enjoy the smoky, savory taste from time to time?

 

Talking Tennessee ... and Elvis: TWT 2017 gets 'all shook up,' introduces new events

Posted 8/26/2017 in Entertainment

Keith Gaskin has long admired the works of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams, born in Columbus. He's also a lifelong fan of Tupelo's Elvis Presley.

 

Black Prairie Blues Fest returns to West Point Friday

Posted 8/26/2017 in Entertainment

Big George Brock is one of the last musicians living to have played with the legendary Howlin' Wolf, so it's appropriate that Brock returns to West Point -- where Wolf was born in 1910 -- for the 22nd annual Black Prairie Blues Festival Friday.

 

Countdown is on to Saturday's 39th Prairie Arts Festival

Posted 8/26/2017 in Entertainment

Lisa Klutts is already tracking the extended weather forecast, encouraged by what she's seeing.

 

Cook Elementary celebrates 'Model School' designation

Posted 8/26/2017 in Community

When students returned to Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School earlier this month, they learned of something new to celebrate.

 

Give summer a cool send-off this Labor Day

Posted 8/23/2017 in Food

Any bona fide Mississippian knows toasty temperatures will last around here well into autumn.

 

New guidelines in place now for Operation Christmas Child boxes

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

As summer fades and social media announces how many weeks remaining until Dec. 25, thoughts begin turning to Operation Christmas Child (OCC).

 

A caring thread: Volunteers are needed as Angel Gowns honor the smallest souls among us

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

Only a few years ago, Sandra Corbett couldn't sew a straight line. Now every stitch she makes comes from the heart. Corbett helps transform donated wedding, prom and formal dresses into "angel" gowns.

 

Polk represents state at DAR Congress in Washington

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

Hellen Polk of Starkville spent the days just before July 4 last month immersed in patriotism in Washington, D.C.

 

Free Job Corps training for women open for registration

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

For women who are unemployed or underemployed, Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC) offers a path to improved job and life skills.

 

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.

 

 

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