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Market Street vendors prep for festival: Welcome to Kenneth Smith's 'wonderful world of color'

Posted yesterday in Community

Kenneth Smith is hooked on color. Glass and color.


Visitors from Down Under tour Deep South

Posted yesterday in Community

Columbus extended Southern hospitality to 27 visitors from Australia this past week.


Open house, 'tea party' to feature icon's hats

Posted yesterday in Community

Carole McReynolds Davis was an original. When she passed away in June 2014, Starkville's civic cheerleader left a legacy of enthusiasm that was evident in everything she undertook. And Davis loved hats -- creating them, wearing them, sharing them.


Relay for Life: Food, fun and hope highlight Saturday's Relay in Columbus

Posted 4/22/2015 in Food

There are any number of great places to eat in the Golden Triangle, week in and week out. But there is one place where food dollars spent Saturday can add power and punch to the fight against cancer.


Used Boy Scout uniforms on hand? A uniform drive is on

Posted 4/18/2015 in Community

Growing Scouts can go through uniforms at a rapid clip.


West Point preps for third annual Art Walk

Posted 4/18/2015 in Entertainment

A riot of creativity, color and craftsmanship is expected in downtown West Point April 25 when the city hosts its third annual Art Walk.


Mississippi's Battle of the Bulge veterans offer scholarships

Posted 4/18/2015 in Community

Members and associate members of the Mississippi Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge have established scholarships for direct descendants of Mississippi veterans of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, the Ardennes.


Craving catfish: A Southern staple, blackened and delicious

Posted 4/15/2015 in Food

There's been so much catfish in the air lately -- the Catfish in the Alley cooking contest Saturday in downtown Columbus, and the CONTACT Helpline catfish (and barbecue) plate fundraiser the same day. It seemed an appropriate time to touch on this prolific Southern staple.


Columbus Exchange Club 'believes in the blue' to combat child abuse

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blue ribbons spotted in downtown Columbus and nearby are visual reminders that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.


Tomato growing, contest topics of upcoming seminar

Posted 4/15/2015 in Food

The Lowndes County Extension Service and Lowndes Farm Supply present a free Tomato Battle and Tomato Growing seminar Tuesday.


Flying bullets and famous nightshirts, the stories old houses can tell ...

Posted 4/11/2015 in Community

The singing woke him up, so one account goes. The noise, it's been said, was enough to draw Jefferson Davis -- then a candidate for the U.S. Senate visiting Columbus -- out onto the second-story balcony of Snowdoun to see what was afoot.


Camp Rising Sun to be honored with GIVE Award Monday

Posted 4/11/2015 in Community

Camp Rising Sun will be honored Monday in Jackson with the Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Nonprofit.


From 'Sesame Street' to Columbus: Awadagin Pratt comes to town

Posted 4/11/2015 in Entertainment

Awadagin Pratt doesn't conform to everyone's idea of a concert pianist. With his dramatic dreadlocks and often novel wardrobe, he is, one might say, unconventional.


Columbus writer honors mothers with book

Posted 4/4/2015 in Community

Christine Butler-Williams of Columbus honors mothers with her latest collection of welcomes, poems, skits and speeches titled "Mother's Day Program Planner for Successful Church Programs."


Make your own or let someone else do the baking, but celebrate Easter and spring with something sweet

Posted 4/1/2015 in Food

Ahh, spring. We've been teased before, but surely it well and truly arrives on the wings of Easter.


Liner Notes: ZZ and Billy Bob, oh my

Posted 3/28/2015 in Columns

Seems I recall a saying floating around in the old days: "Never trust anyone over 30," it went.


Move over butter and jam. Toast gets hip.

Posted 3/25/2015 in Food

You may have heard word of it, the toast craze that sprang up in San Francisco last year and spread. Yes, the humble breakfast food went hipster.


Poignant and powerful, Chronicles of Blue and Gray marks Civil War sesquicentennial and ushers in Pilgrimage

Posted 3/21/2015 in Community

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War's final knell, a powerful remembrance will take place in Columbus.


'All things home' expands garden expo at Horse Park

Posted 3/21/2015 in Entertainment

The Everything Garden Expo green-thumbed enthusiasts have come to expect at the Mississippi Horse Park each spring has a new name and updated mission.


Cotton District songwriters' contest extends deadline

Posted 3/21/2015 in Entertainment

The Cotton District Arts Festival Songwriter Competition announces it has extended the deadline for entries until Saturday, March 28. In addition, the contest entry fee is being waived.



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