I drove to Starkville to interview Elizabeth Gwin, who is a vital 105 years old.
Shanna Head is a lively, youthful spirit with a contagious laugh who fills any room with fun. So when she got spring fever, I did, too! Through several seasons, Shanna has worn her hair long, and much to my surprise she confessed she never had highlights, ever.
The dreary conditions of winter have made me ready for the warm days of spring and summer. I've been giving a lot thought to the types of plants that provide maximum color with minimum effort.
Tomorrow we will celebrate the feast day of Saint Patrick, and all things Irish. No matter your provenance, on March 17 everyone may claim to be a child of the Emerald Isle. St. Patrick must have been quite a guy. He is the symbol of Ireland, and credited with driving out snakes.
Starkville will host one of three major spring gardening events in the state March 21-22.
Chesser completes exercise
Swedish singer-songwriter Sofia Talvik is a long way from home, but never far from her musical roots.
Ayron LaDavis Jenkins
One walk through the garden of Colonnade in 2010 convinced Dr. Ryan and Bonnie Hill it was meant to be, that this was the home meant for their family.
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."
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.
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.
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.
With spring comes the annual Junior Auxiliary of Columbus Charity Ball, set for Saturday, April 5 at Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.
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.
The Mississippi State University Percussion Ensemble recently released its debut CD, "Under a Southern Sky."
The Gatsby Gala, a 1920s-inspired fashion show, kicks off the 2014 Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival at Mississippi State.
"A slip of the lip can sink a ship." That was a well-known axiom during the 1940s, when the world was at war.