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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


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.



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.



Local Landscapes: A time of renewal: pruning shrubs

Posted 3/1/2014 in Columns

As warmer weather fills the air, calls are pouring into county Extension offices with anxious gardeners who are ready to work. Whether it is pruning plants, spraying and pulling weeds, or just cleaning up the landscape, they are ready to begin.



Adele Elliott: Laissez les bons temps rouler

Posted 3/1/2014 in Columns

Tuesday, March 4, will be an ordinary day almost every place in the world -- except in New Orleans.



Have you taken the pledge to become a Mississippi Saver?

Posted 3/1/2014 in Community

Mississippi Saves launched its first America Saves Week campaign Monday to promote financial responsibility throughout the nation.


Gordy Series welcomes Kittredge, on women in sports

Posted 3/1/2014 in Entertainment

On Thursday, March 6 the Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women welcomes Dr. Katherine Kittredge to its Forum Series. The series continues its focus on sports with Dr. Kittredge's presentation "My So-called Sporting Life; What Women can Gain (and Lose) from Playing Sports."


A Stone's throw: Off to the ASF

Posted 3/1/2014 in Columns

As I closed my overnight case and took it to the car, I kept thinking to myself, "This should be interesting, but I really cannot think there could be anything entertaining about the Mississippi River flood of 1927."


'Rivers' prequel to be issued by Simon & Schuster

Posted 3/1/2014 in Community

Widely praised by readers and critics, Michael Farris Smith's debut novel, "Rivers," will continue its story of a hurricane-ravaged Mississippi with a prequel, also to be published by Simon & Schuster.

MSMS student wins DAR honor

Posted 3/1/2014 in Community

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science senior Mamadou Fadiga, representing the Bernard Romans DAR Chapter in Columbus, was awarded a top honor Feb. 14 in Jackson.

Lowndes 4-H youth brings home awards

Posted 3/1/2014 in Community

Lowndes County 4-H youth Lauren Revel competed at the Northeast District and Dixie National Livestock Shows in Verona Jan. 24-25 and the Dixie National Junior Roundup in Jackson Feb. 5.


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