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'Lest we forget': Preserving the memories -- Lowndes County serves the nation

Posted 5/28/2016 in Community

Never straighten a picture hanging lopsided on the wall, or put right a crooked lampshade. It might cost your life. A.J. Price, 94, still remembers that caution about booby-traps to soldiers tasked with search or evacuation of houses near the front lines. It was World War II, and he was serving in the 63rd Infantry Division. He was "one of the lucky ones" who made it back home, he says. Too many did not.


Dunkelberg takes to the fiddle for upcoming show

Posted 5/28/2016 in Entertainment

Aidan Dunkelberg of Columbus was only 4 years old when he first picked up the violin and began training with the Suzuki Strings program. Eleven years later, he is preparing for a solo showcase in his hometown.


Extension Service to offer June 'Quick Bites'

Posted 5/28/2016 in Community

School may be out, but there is plenty to learn this summer with the Mississippi State University Extension Service Quick Bites programs.


Sounds of Summer set for June 9 kickoff

Posted 5/28/2016 in Entertainment

Sounds of Summer will soon return to downtown Columbus.


Changes coming to Operation Christmas Child shoebox items

Posted 5/21/2016 in Community

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week is months away -- mid-November -- but some area churches, organizations and individuals will be shopping this summer for items to fill thousands of "shoeboxes" destined for children in more than 100 countries.


Cherokee Garden Club: 65 years strong and counting

Posted 5/21/2016 in Community

The spring of 2016 marks a milestone for the Cherokee Garden Club of Columbus. The group that formed in 1951 celebrates its 65th anniversary.


'Journey to Freedom' author to speak in Columbus

Posted 5/21/2016 in Entertainment

If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be? That's a compelling question posed by Scott Reall, author of "Journey to Freedom: Your Start to a Lifetime of Hope, Health and Happiness."


'Making pretty colors': Textiles artist from the Netherlands finds power in tranquility, dirt and the 'un-pretty' of nature at Noxubee Refuge

Posted 5/14/2016 in Community

The tranquility of northeast Mississippi's Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is a far cry from the bustle of Amsterdam.


Loaves & Fishes heads 'Down on the River' for gala theme

Posted 5/14/2016 in Community

In a river town like Columbus, a gala themed "Down on the River" seems just the thing. The Loaves and Fishes Community Soup Kitchen will embrace the concept at their third annual Festival of Flavors fundraiser set for Friday, June 3 at Lion Hills Center and Golf Course.


Questions about mental health? Ask the doctors

Posted 5/14/2016 in Community

The questions can vary. "How do I help a family member addicted to alcohol or drugs?" "My child has behavioral problems in the classroom and at home. What are my options?" "How do I get help for someone suffering from depression who resists help?" Thursday offers an opportunity to seek answers.


Opening day: New 'coffee cafe' and Sizzling Second Saturdays highlight Farmers' Market season

Posted 5/11/2016 in Food

In three short days, Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market will be back in business for another prolific growing season.


Ducks to dollars: A watery trek was the mother of invention for one entrepreneur

Posted 5/7/2016 in Community

Jerald Blakely Williams was up to his knees in cold, murky water a couple of years ago when he got the bright idea.


A classic comes to life: 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

Posted 5/7/2016 in Entertainment

The Columbus-based Master's Theatre will present "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10 and 11 at Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus.


Fellowship and outreach: May Luncheon's impact is felt within local charities

Posted 5/4/2016 in Food

For more than a century, the Columbus community has had a date with St. Paul's Episcopal Church come the month of May.


Almost there: Goal within reach for project to honor a teacher's legacy of excellence

Posted 4/30/2016 in Community

Encourager, inspiring, joyful, dedicated, kind. These are all words used by friends and fellow educators to describe the late Martha Claire Kennedy Fitzner.


Good times roll for Market Street music

Posted 4/30/2016 in Entertainment

Dive into the closet for the purple, green and gold. Mardi Gras colors, masks, beads and boas will be in order Friday evening when the 21st annual Market Street Festival (MSF) kicks off at the Columbus Riverwalk with a Second Line parade and two high energy bands from the Big Easy.


Special touch: In a fast-paced world, a garden club takes time to create 'an occasion'

Posted 4/27/2016 in Food

In an age of drive-throughs, mobile banking and rapid-fire tweets, our attention is captured when someone slows the pace down, investing time and talents in going the extra mile.


Times two: Creative duo brings diverse talents to Market Street Festival

Posted 4/23/2016 in Community

Some things are more fun times two. Katherine and Ryan Munson expect to prove it when they team up at Columbus' Market Street Festival as vendors May 7.


Good neighbors: Columbus Friends of the Library helps out nearby county

Posted 4/23/2016 in Community

When the Winston County Friends of the Library recently learned their application for a grant to purchase large-print books had not been approved, members were disappointed -- but not for long.


'God & Country': Area mass choir to present choral event Saturday

Posted 4/23/2016 in Community

A significant choral event in the Golden Triangle is set for Saturday, April 30 in Columbus.



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