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MSU Riley Center announces a star-studded lineup

Posted 2/1/2014 in Entertainment

The Mississippi State University Riley Center in Meridian has released the lineup for its spring and summer Performing Arts Series. The star factor is high.

CAC to present more than a wee bit o' music Friday

Posted 2/1/2014 in Entertainment

Jil Chambless and Scooter Muse have a deep-seated affinity for the music of Scotland and Ireland. It is rooted in the rhythms and lyrics that pass down tales of an olden world steeped in legend and lore. And of a new world forged by immigrants and adventurers.

Southern Gardening: Spring dreams: Hybrid Superbells are a colorful hit

Posted 2/1/2014 in Columns

Garden catalogs are arriving in my mailbox at a pace I haven't seen in quite a few years. Every day, a new catalog tries to tempt me to plant the latest and greatest this spring. The parade of polar vortexes with extreme low temperatures is only making matters worse.

 

Local Landscapes: Control those winter weeds

Posted 2/1/2014 in Columns

It's usually around this time of year that those annoying winter weeds start popping up in our front yards.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Put on your walking shoes

Posted 2/1/2014 in Columns

There are some things that are universal to the human experience. These events transcend languages, cultures and eras. Almost everyone will feel love, or joy, or pain, in their lifetime. One of the saddest that we encounter is cancer.

 

Columbus Choral Society invited to Carnegie Hall

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced Tuesday that director Alisa Toy and the Columbus Choral Society have been invited to participate in the New York premier of John Purifoy's "Chronicles of Blue and Gray" on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City.

W accounting instructor offers tips for tax season

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

Tax season is officially under way, and Mississippi University for Women accounting instructor John Williams offers some tips to keep in mind when filing your 2013 tax return.

 

Out and About for the week of February 2, 2014

Posted 2/1/2014 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of February 2, 2014

Posted 2/1/2014 in Entertainment

 

 

4-H pages needed for spring legislative role

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

Nothing teaches more about how government works than actually working in government, which four Mississippi 4-H youth will have the opportunity to do.

 

 

Retailer offers scholarships for young volunteers

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

Kohl's Department Stores are accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers for the 2014 Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program.

 

 

School news: Columbus Middle School and High School Honor Roll

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

 

Spring planting is near: Arbor Day Foundation offers redbud trees

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Mississippi who joins the Foundation in February will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm.

Deliciously combining two classic Super Bowl dishes

Posted 1/29/2014 in Food

Super Bowl party food is supposed to be indulgently heavy and satisfying. It should be rich and savory and totally over the top.

Super Bowl picks: From green gumbo to 'meat candy,' a few of your neighbors share game day favorites

Posted 1/29/2014 in Food

With only four days to go until Super Bowl XLVIII, football fans are making final picks -- for game day eats, that is. In Paulette and Jimmy Garton's Columbus home, the choice is often green gumbo, a hearty dish starring turnip greens.

Cultural exchange: The Golden Triangle can expect more Japanese visitors soon. Jim Dickey can help us be a gracious host

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

"When somebody asks me about Japan, it's hard to stop talking," admits Jim Dickey, with a wide grin spreading across his genial face. Tall and trim, the Columbus man continues writing "Welcome to Mississippi" in Japanese on a big dry erase board in a Mississippi University for Women classroom.

 

A Stone's throw: I found Margaret

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columns

I found Margaret Peterson. Well, I did not find her myself, but I have a reader who did! I wrote a column several weeks ago, before the Christmas holidays, remembering a long-lost childhood playmate and just wondering whatever had become of her. I had no realistic hope of ever finding out.

 

Southern Gardening: Raised beds makes gardening easier

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columns

I don't know about you, but as I've gotten older, the thought of digging up an area of the yard to install a new planting bed has lost its appeal.

 

Adele Elliott: Good breeding

Posted 1/25/2014 in Columns

Everyone has an opinion about dogs. From Aristotle to Dave Berry, poets, philosophers, politicians and children have all weighed in on "man's best friend."

 

Redbud Reading Series launches in Starkville

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

On Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, authors Matthew Guinn of Jackson and Michael Piafsky of Mobile, La., will share the stage at 929 Coffee Bar in Starkville, where they will read from and discuss their celebrated debut novels. The event at 106 E. Main St. begins at 4 p.m.

 

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