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Slimantics: A thrift store book, an epic journey and an unsolved mystery

Posted 5/21/2016 in Community

This month, text books will be put away for the summer, but that shouldn't mean an end to reading.

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."

Worth the drive: Pine Tree Music Fest announces featured entertainment

Posted 5/21/2016 in Entertainment

Organizers of the Pine Tree Music Fest in Ackerman have announced that Big Joe Shelton and HanaLena are featured performers at the 2016 event June 3-4.

 

Out and About for the week of May 22, 2016

Posted 5/21/2016 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of May 22, 2016

Posted 5/21/2016 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Celosias perform well as summer annuals

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columns

Choosing flowering annuals at the garden center is always an easy task if you have celosias on your shopping list.

 

Being Beautiful: All the colors of the rainbow, and then some

Posted 5/21/2016 in Columns

There's nothing quite like opening up that yellow and green Crayola lid to get lost in the familiar smell of a new box of crayons.

 

 

School news: Little receives ICC scholarship

Posted 5/21/2016 in Community

 

Former UA president named MSU's new provost, executive vice president

Posted 5/21/2016 in Community

Judith L. "Judy" Bonner, a longtime senior administrator and former president at the University of Alabama, is the new provost and executive vice president at Mississippi State University.

Book of Fries: Potato lovers eat up a new ode to fries

Posted 5/18/2016 in Food

Fried or baked, sprinkled with truffle oil or flavored with crumbled herbs, French fries are an enduring dish, fancied up or served the simple way around the globe.

The fresh flavor of white asparagus is worth searching for

Posted 5/18/2016 in Food

Here in America we think of white asparagus as the pink elephant of the vegetable world -- not even a rumor so much as a hallucination.

Roasted chickpeas, grilled cheese combine for a robust salad

Posted 5/18/2016 in Food

Roasted chickpeas can be a surprisingly meaty snack.

The healthy burger that may make even carnivores opt for vegetarian

Posted 5/18/2016 in Food

May shepherds in the season of the backyard barbecue, and for us that means one thing: burgers.

'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.

 

Hairston's 'Prairie Images' go up at Cullis Wade gallery

Posted 5/14/2016 in Entertainment

"Prairie Images: The Way I See It" is an upcoming art exhibit at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery at Mississippi State featuring watercolors by area artist Frances Hairston.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Remembering a Prince among men

Posted 5/14/2016 in Columns

"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life."

 

 

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