At age 95, Norma Bagnall is still filling in the blanks. The Massachusetts resident, who is a frequent visitor to Columbus, became a snowbird this year to escape the unusually harsh New England winter.
The long-running "CBS Sunday Morning" television show was in Meridian Friday night to film Mavis Staples' performance in the MSU Riley Center. The segment is set to air Easter Sunday, April 24, according to the Riley Center.
The horticulture club at Mississippi State University will offer garden enthusiasts a wide variety of plants and educational seminars at their annual spring plant sale.
Jobie Martin lost his life in a tragic automobile accident on Interstate 220 in Jackson a few weeks ago. He was 91. He was a broadcasting legend over where I grew up. I was one of his biggest fans.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its Table Talk series April 13 with a dual presentation by Tom and Emma Richardson. Dr. Tom Richardson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi University for Women, will discuss various ideas about "what poetry is" by reading examples of "poems about poetry" and poems that experiment with language and the "look" of poems on the printed page.
I have always loved pink. Secretly, of course, because little boys just did not express themselves with a feminine color like pink, but somewhere between eighth grade and high school yearbook camp, the '80s happened.
Bobby Rush, Honeyboy Edwards, Keb Mo and the Warren Haynes Band are set to join other musicians May 6-7 in Greenwood to mark the 100th anniversary of blues icon Robert Johnson's birth in Copiah County May 8, 1911.
Nov. 2, 1909, was to be a red letter day for Columbus. President William H. Taft was coming to town. He was to be accompanied by his Secretary of War, Hon. J. M. Dickinson, a Columbus native. (A few years later, Crawford native T. W. Gregory served as Woodrow Wilson's Attorney General.)
The dazzling "Moby Dick" is not simply about whaling. Melville's grand and exhilarating volume is about good and evil, nature, the futility and magnificence of human endeavor, and literature itself, to list just a few subjects.
Walking through Friendship Cemetery at night, the Tales from the Crypt student performers have an almost ghostly quality as they tell their tales. But this year, three of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students may also look a little familiar.
Three kitchens that hit the right notes will be open Saturday in support of the Columbus Girlchoir and its 57 members.
At its 61st annual Charity Ball Saturday, Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announced the 2011 Ball king and queen and celebrated community service.
History is rich with stories of pilgrims. Sometimes they are fleeing religious persecution. They may be traveling toward Mecca, the shrine of a special saint, or even a battlefield.
Snow was piled to the tops of doors, even to the eaves of some houses. Residents had had to cut corridors through the drifts to get out to the street.
"In times like these, it's so easy to lose perspective, to get our eyes on everything that seems to be falling apart," said Mike Weaver, lead singer of Big Daddy Weave, the contemporary Christian band that will perform at Rent Auditorium in Columbus April 10.
Mott Ellis was recently selected to serve on the Mid-South Division Relay For Life Training Team. This group of volunteers provides training to Relay For Life volunteers across the six state division.
Lynne Bryant makes her home in Colorado now, but it's the author's deeply-entrenched Mississippi roots that inspired her first novel, "Catfish Alley," just released by Penguin/NAL Accent. What better time than Columbus' Spring Pilgrimage to return to where it all began and introduce her characters to her hometown?
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will launch its April Table Talk series on Wednesday, April 6, at noon in the library meeting room, 314 Seventh St. N. As a salute to National Poetry Month, the Table Talks will focus on the oldest of literary art forms -- the poem.
Spring is well underway, and the bright yellow rays of the daffodils' smiles have popped up everywhere with the magnificent rainbow of azalea blossoms competing for the attention.
You're never too old for a field trip -- it just has to be the right kind of trip. That's what the 31 mostly middle- to older-age members of the non-credit antiques class at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., decided.
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