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15th annual Tribute brings Tennessee Williams' unseen characters into the light

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

When Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" premiered in Chicago in 1944, it catapulted the Columbus-born playwright from relative obscurity to fame. It also introduced the world to the Wingfield family, Amanda, Tom and Laura -- a faded Southern belle of a mother, her restless son and shy, sensitive daughter.

Black Prairie Blues Festival rocks for 21st year

Posted 8/27/2016 in Entertainment

The blistering, modern blues of Jarekus Singleton will headline the Black Prairie Blues Festival in West Point Friday, Sept. 2. For the 21st year, blues fans will gather in the hometown of Chester Arthur Burnett -- legendary bluesman Howlin' Wolf -- to immerse themselves in music.

 

Out There for the week of August 28, 2016

Posted 8/27/2016 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of August 28, 2016

Posted 8/27/2016 in Entertainment

 

 

MSU, MUW rank top in state for grads' average starting salaries

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

Golden Triangle institutions of higher learning rank high in 2016 analyses by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women are ranked first and second in the state for graduates' average starting salaries.

 

 

MSC announces Christmas (yes, Christmas!) parade theme

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

August has not yet made an exit, but believe it or not, it's not too early to make plans for the Columbus Christmas Parade, says Main Street Columbus.

 

Gordy Honors Forum to focus on campaign issues, dialogue

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's fall Gordy Honors College Forum Series will focus on fostering constructive civic dialogue about national issues during this contentious election season.

 

Being Beautiful: There are no mistakes, just happy accidents

Posted 8/27/2016 in Columns

If you had told me even a few months ago that I would be in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, I probably would have rolled my eyes at you while sipping iced tea from my front porch.

 

Southern Gardening: Tropical-looking plants give late summer show

Posted 8/27/2016 in Columns

I make a point every week to walk around our plant trial beds at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi to see how everything is growing.

 

New Mississippi K-12 education magazine debuts

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

Online and print versions of a new publication covering Mississippi's public schools now are available statewide. "School Focus" recently was created to highlight accomplishments of teachers and students and will be published each fall and spring for educators, government officials and others working to advance K-12 education.

 

Prairie Arts Festival to showcase fine arts competition

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

West Point's annual Prairie Arts Festival Fine Arts Competition traditionally attracts some of the South's many talented artists. The 2016 event Sept. 3 will be no exception, organizers say. More than 25 applications have already been accepted, and additional entries are expected, according to Kathy Dyess of the West Point-Clay County Arts Festival which sponsors the Fine Arts competition.

'To the university I love most:' MSU receives Neely Tucker papers

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

If Neely Tucker had to describe himself in five words or less, "Mississippi" and "Mississippi State" would be among them.

Anne's Kitchen: Anne Freeze talks tasty pies from beautiful eggplant and last tomatoes

Posted 8/24/2016 in Food

Peak tomato season seems to have come and gone, but I did buy some last week at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market and they were good.

Peak season for Mexican Grilled Corn

Posted 8/24/2016 in Food

There is nothing better than an ear of simply steamed or grilled fresh corn in the late summer. Except for this Mexican Grilled Corn.

Use orange juice to tame the heat in this spicy dish

Posted 8/24/2016 in Food

Have you ever whipped up a spicy dish -- chili, for example -- and realized when it's too late that you somehow overdid it and added way too much of the hot stuff?

Lemon juice makes a chicken and potato bake into a breeze

Posted 8/24/2016 in Food

Autumn might be the official season of the one-pot wonder.

 

Columbus Rotary's 'Shots Felt Around the World' set for Saturday

Posted 8/20/2016 in Community

The Columbus Rotary Club will hold its second annual "Shots Felt Around the World" shooting competition Saturday, Aug. 27 at Prairie Wildlife in Clay County.

 

Celebrate Mother Goose at Friday's picnic

Posted 8/20/2016 in Community

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Edwina Williams' role as Mother Goose with the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

Feeling stuck? Christian Women's Job Corps offers empowerment

Posted 8/20/2016 in Community

Six years ago, Brenda Anderson was holding down a steady job, waking early to breakfast before joining the stream of humanity that works hard for what it has, loves family, abides by the rules and trusts that life will be gentle in return.

 

Being Beautiful: Elvis only had blue suede shoes

Posted 8/20/2016 in Columns

The first one I acquired from a dusty corner of a flea market in the French Quarter of New Orleans for only a few dollars.

 

 

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