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Civil War documentary previews Monday

Posted 3/15/2014 in Community

Mississippi State University Libraries and the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library will offer a special preview of the new PBS documentary series "Civil War: The Untold Story."


An artistic life: A retrospective and new endowment fund celebrate a life well-lived

Posted 3/9/2014 in Community

Larry Feeney could write a book. But he would probably much prefer to draw one. It could illustrate the history of Mississippi University for Women's art department and the community of visionaries who grew it during his 37-year tenure as a full-time instructor. The pages would be filled with the finely-drawn images he is known for, compelling images of luminous beauty and strength.


Being Beautiful: All eyes on, well, beautiful eyes

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columns

On Sunday, March 2, all eyes were on the flowing Prada gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars, but when the lights dimmed, among the movie stars of a certain age, more attention was probably being paid to finding ways to have younger eyes.


Southern Gardening: Shamrocks are good landscape additions

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columns

With St. Patrick's Day almost here, I'm reminded of the good old days trying to find lucky four-leaf clovers in my lawn as a kid. Of course, some years it was hard because clover is a weed and my dad would spray to get rid of them.

Charity Ball Court to be presented April 5

Posted 3/9/2014 in Community

With spring comes the annual Junior Auxiliary of Columbus Charity Ball, set for Saturday, April 5 at Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.

Atlanta playwright's 'No More Strength' to play in Columbus

Posted 3/9/2014 in Entertainment

Mina Smith's five-act play, "No More Strength," comes to Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium Saturday, March 15. Show time is 6 p.m.

Percussion ensemble releases debut CD

Posted 3/9/2014 in Entertainment

The Mississippi State University Percussion Ensemble recently released its debut CD, "Under a Southern Sky."

Templeton Ragtime Festival serves up good music, good times

Posted 3/9/2014 in Entertainment

The Gatsby Gala, a 1920s-inspired fashion show, kicks off the 2014 Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival at Mississippi State.


Adele Elliott: Slippery lips

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columns

"A slip of the lip can sink a ship." That was a well-known axiom during the 1940s, when the world was at war.



Military brief: Glispie graduates

Posted 3/9/2014 in Community



Military brief: Hopper graduates

Posted 3/9/2014 in Community



Military brief: Parnell graduates

Posted 3/9/2014 in Community



Military brief: Owens graduates

Posted 3/9/2014 in Community



Out and About for the week of March 9, 2014

Posted 3/8/2014 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 March 9, 2014

Posted 3/8/2014 in Entertainment


A Taste of Grace: A Columbus congregation shares favorite recipes

Posted 3/5/2014 in Food

It's no secret that some of the best cooking in any town can often be found in its houses of worship. Good fellowship and food are a natural pairing.

Lighter take on a classic heavy eggplant Parmesan

Posted 3/5/2014 in Food

I've always been a big fan of eggplant Parmesan. There are a bunch of ways to make this classic Italian dish, but I'm partial to what you might call the full-fat version: thick slices of breaded eggplant that are sauteed, then baked until creamy, and finally topped with tomato sauce and melted cheese.

In My Shoes: Second-graders get lessons in empathy for children with disabilities

Posted 3/1/2014 in Community

Lining up the zipper was complicated. Fastening the buttons was even tougher, especially while wearing thick work gloves. But that's how 8-year-old Kylie Vincent and her classmates at New Hope Elementary School in Columbus got a glimpse of challenges people with Down syndrome face each day.


Being Beautiful: Getting frostbitten and sunburned on the same day

Posted 3/1/2014 in Columns

The pansies are fading away. The daffodils are almost in full bloom. This could only be a sign that winter is on the way out, making way for spring.



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