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Out and about for the week of December 23, 2012

Posted 12/22/2012 in Entertainment

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.

 

 

School news: ICC honor roll

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

School news: EMCC graduation

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

School news: James listed in Who's Who

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

School news: Summerville graduates

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Larry Summerville Jr. of Columbus graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dec. 15, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering.

 

 

Plenty for young ones to do locally, say MUW educators

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

While younger family members are out of school for the holidays, the magic of the season may quickly wear off and parents can expect to hear an old complaint: "I'm bored."

 

Achiever: Rodriguez graduates

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Firefighter Marco A. Rodriguez of the Starkville Fire Department graduated Dec. 13 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.

 

School news: Teachers of the year

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

Southern gardening: Mississippi gardens can produce fresh citrus fruit

Posted 12/22/2012 in Columns

There's nothing like reaching into the toe of a Christmas stocking under your tree and finding a fresh and tasty satsuma orange that came right from your own garden.

 

Even Santa Claus has embraced technology

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Many children are on the move this Christmas season as they go over the river and through the woods to distant relatives' houses. Travel can be very distressing for little ones who worry Santa might not be able to find them on Christmas morning.

 

 

Being beautiful: Some holiday wishes never go out of style

Posted 12/22/2012 in Columns

Clement Clarke Moore wrote the classic poem below which has been read aloud to children on Christmas Eve for generations. The author was a man of few words, and it is believed that a family friend sent a copy of the magical poem to the New York Sentinel with one condition -- that the author must be kept anonymous.

 

Christmas morning: Special starts for a special day

Posted 12/19/2012 in Food

An indelible memory I carry from childhood is of Christmas morning breakfasts. In our home, there was no charging from the bedrooms to see what Santa brought, no race between siblings to be the first to the tree. Oh no, if there was one thing we were good at, it was stretching out the Christmas experience.

A classic stuffing combination - sausage and pecan

Posted 12/19/2012 in Food

When it comes to stuffing, it's hard to get a more classic flavor combination than sausage and pecans. The result is a salty, nutty, sweet, crunchy and tender combination of flavors and textures.

 

Community Calendar for the week of December 16, 2012

Posted 12/15/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and about for the week of December 16, 2012

Posted 12/15/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Plans announced for Bulldogs' New Year's Eve in Jacksonville

Posted 12/15/2012 in Entertainment

The Mississippi State University Office of the President, Alumni Association, Foundation, Bulldog Club and Student Association will host "A Bulldog New Year's Eve" in downtown Jacksonville on Monday, Dec. 31.

 

 

Huguonot Society records donated to library reveal local names

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

The founding record book for the Mississippi Branch of the Huguenot Society Founders of Manakin, Va., established in Columbus, was recently donated to the Local History Department at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

 

Southern gardening: Rice paper plant adds tropical flair to garden

Posted 12/15/2012 in Columns

One of the easiest ways to add tropical flair to any landscape is to use plants with large leaves.

 

Being beautiful: Memories of snow globes, Santa and joy for all seasons

Posted 12/15/2012 in Columns

Ever wonder why snow globes are so magical? I have always had a fixation on them. As a little boy, I can remember following along on my mama's coattails at the local TWL, or as we called it "the dollar store." When those glass globes filled with snow made it to the holiday windows and shelves, I knew it was a sign that Santa wasn't far away.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Brave renewed world

Posted 12/15/2012 in Columns

Are you ready for the end of the world? There has been much hype lately about the Mayan calendar, which stops on Dec. 21, 2012.

 

 

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