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Lil' Bill: Born prematurely, this little bull is defying odds

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

Bill was born on Oct. 27 and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. There would normally be nothing unusual about that since the average weight of a newborn is 8 pounds. That's for a human baby. Bill is a calf and his arrival at Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has created quite a buzz.

Columbus native's work ethic nets dual Grammy nominations

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

When the 61st Grammy Award nominations were revealed with fanfare on the morning of Dec. 7, Chase McGill had other things on his mind, like scouring the tree line for a big buck.

Lowndes County 4-H, public to benefit from Grow Communities grant

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

Activity is bustling at the Lowndes County Extension Service facility on Tom Rose Road. Not only is a new multi-purpose arena going up, but for a second time, Caledonia farmer Douglas Holliman has directed a $2,500 grant to Lowndes County 4-H as part of the America's Farmers Grow Communities program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer.

Smithville hymnals still inspire, years after devastating tornado

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

Mixed media artist Kathy Prescott Parker remembers standing on the deck outside her Amory home on April 27, 2011. She anxiously checked the sky for any sign of an approaching tornado. The sun was shining, but dire weather alerts were prolific.

HA names new director of development

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

A newcomer to the city of Columbus has been selected to lead Heritage Academy's development program.

 

Tech tasks to keep your parents safer online

Posted 12/15/2018 in Entertainment

All of us are vulnerable to fraud. But the ways some older people use technology can put them at higher risk.

 

In the garden with Felder: Nothing wrong with creating a midwinter meadow

Posted 12/15/2018 in Columns

I love a nice lawn. I studied turf management at Mississippi State University and consult with professional turf and home lawn lovers regularly.

Southern Gardening: Gary answers frequent garden-related questions

Posted 12/15/2018 in Columns

The questions being emailed to me are literally filling up my inbox.

 

Military brief: Baker graduates

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

 

 

Mess and stress: clutter triggers anxiety

Posted 12/15/2018 in Entertainment

Do you end up being disappointed when your home is a mess and looks like a bomb blew up?

 

 

What's the latest on gift-giving etiquette?

Posted 12/15/2018 in Entertainment

Buying all those gifts for everyone on your list can get expensive and overwhelming. How much do you spend? Do you have to buy for absolutely everyone? Is it alright to re-gift? What if you don't know what to get them?

 

 

School news: Thrasher inducted

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

 

 

School news: EMCC graduates

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

 

Taking something to the party?

Posted 12/12/2018 in Food

'Twas two weeks 'til Christmas and all through the land, spirits were high and parties were being planned. Bad poetry aside, chances are you have a gathering ahead. It may be a company do, a neighborhood open house, or a more intimate evening with friends or family. Whether you're hosting or simply contributing one goodie to the spread, the holidays inspire us to try to make it special.

Pretty holiday cookies that don't taste like cardboard

Posted 12/12/2018 in Food

Making holiday cookies -- the rolled, cutout, and glazed butter-cookie variety -- is everyone's favorite December activity. Unfortunately, these cookies either look good but taste like cardboard or have buttery, rich flavor but lack visual appeal.

Create a bread that's not too sweet, yeasty and a tad boozy

Posted 12/12/2018 in Food

Kugelhopf is a festive, crown-shaped yeasted bread traditionally baked in a heavy earthenware mold. One legend suggests it originated in an Alsatian village, when the Three Kings presented it to a local baker named Kugel, who had hosted them.

When it comes to pot roast, keeping it simple is the best

Posted 12/12/2018 in Food

When it comes to pot roast, keeping it simple is sometimes best. We started with a chuck-eye roast, a well-marbled cut that is great for braising. Splitting the roast in two allowed us to trim excess fat and cut down on cooking time.

Rock Sanders: Life in the fast lane

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

Rock Sanders takes life at a pretty fast clip. Sometimes at more than 150 mph. Achieved in 4.60 seconds, within an eighth of a mile. And he's very good at it.

Area tennis program celebrates refurbished courts

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

Six newly-resurfaced tennis courts in east Columbus are giving the Golden Triangle Tennis program reason to celebrate.

Town & Tower Club presents community service awards

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

The Town & Tower Club presented the annual awards for outstanding service at its annual holiday luncheon held Thursday at Mississippi University for Women.

 

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