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Southern Gardening: Native azaleas add charm, early blooms to landscapes

Posted 2/16/2013 in Columns

Many Mississippians are anticipating the first signs of the spring show put on in our landscapes by the popular, but nonnative Southern Indica azaleas. These shrubs hide behind their evergreen foliage, waiting to dazzle us with color.

 

Community Calendar for the week of February 17, 2013

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and About for the week of February 17, 2013

Posted 2/16/2013 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.

 

Colom is featured speaker at Wednesday's Table Talk

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

"What was it like growing up in Mississippi?" This is a question heard many times in the Magnolia State -- even by those who didn't grow up here. Or else, "Now tell me the truth -- what was it really like?"

JA Ball tickets go on sale to patrons Feb. 19

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

Patron tickets to the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 2013 Charity Ball will be available Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 4-7 p.m. at the Junior Auxiliary Hut at 1000 Park Circle, next to Lee Park.

 

A Stone's throw: Thoughts on an inauguration

Posted 2/16/2013 in Columns

Now we have made it official. On Friday, Dr. James Borsig was inaugurated president of Mississippi University for Women amid all the pageantry and partying that accompanies such an occasion.

 

MUW welcomes civil rights legend to Columbus

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

The Gordy Honors College will welcome special guest Fred Gray to the Mississippi University for Women campus and Columbus on Thursday, Feb. 21. Gray will speak as part of the Forum Speakers Series.

 

MSU faculty concert to premiere commissioned music

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

Current and former faculty members of Mississippi State's music department will premier song and piano selections during a Thursday concert on campus.

 

 

Training event set to help eradicate poverty in Oktibbeha County

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

A community-wide one-day Bridges Out of Poverty training event set for Feb. 22 will shed light on the realities of poverty and ways citizens in impoverished communities can be helped.

 

 

Wanna be a vet? Veterinary camp applications open to youth

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine invites youths with interests in animals and veterinary medicine to apply for a summer camp.

 

 

Magnolia Film Fest to celebrate indie filmmakers

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

Independent films produced in Mississippi, New York, California, Spain, Australia, France and points between will be the focus of the Magnolia Independent Film Festival Feb. 21-23 in Starkville.

 

 

Holmes Diversity Center events shed light on human trafficking

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center on the Mississippi State University campus will present a series of events Feb. 25-March 7 to heighten awareness of the issue of modern day slavery.

 

 

Area nominees sought for outstanding women's awards

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

The Mississippi State University President's Commission on the Status of Women is asking the Golden Triangle community to nominate individuals for the Outstanding Women Awards.

 

 

Change your hair color, change your life

Posted 2/16/2013 in Columns

The secret to radiant hair color is no longer hidden behind the swanky doors of your favorite salon -- nope, not with all the innovation awaiting you down the home hair color aisle at the local drugstore. After all, if it's good enough for Beyoncé, well ...

 

 

Neville, Boz Scaggs lead off Riley Center's spring-summer season

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

The Mississippi State University Riley Center's spring and summer concert series is poised to delight ticket holders of all musical preferences when it kicks off Friday, April 12, with a performance by Aaron Neville and his brother Charles.

 

Some last minute ideas for a heart-shaped holiday

Posted 2/13/2013 in Food

So, the day of love is almost upon us. The sentimental side of you would like to bring a smile to those you care about, but you've put off making any special plans. Don't fret. This doesn't have to be complicated.

Simple, versatile, sticky and sweet weeknight pork

Posted 2/13/2013 in Food

My goal was simple -- a weeknight-friendly pork dish that was all about sticky-sweet-savory deliciousness. Neither take-out nor heavy lifting would be allowed, and versatility was a must.

A chicken curry that is speedy, easy and delicious

Posted 2/13/2013 in Food

It didn't seem too much to ask for. I wanted a coconut chicken curry that is fast, delicious and not loaded with fat. Turned out to be easier than I expected.

 

Chicken, waffles and gravy: the easy way

Posted 2/13/2013 in Food

This is my weeknight-friendly take on fried chicken served on waffles, a total comfort food perfect for a cold winter night.

 

Did you know? The Lee Home's museum holds a wealth of history, just waiting to be explored

Posted 2/9/2013 in Community

This Valentine's Day, sumptuous chocolates in heart-shaped boxes and scented bouquets will be in abundance. But the historic Stephen D. Lee Home in Columbus will receive a Valentine of a different kind, one far more valuable and long-lasting.

 

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