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Fall concert to celebrate MUW choral program

Posted 9/27/2014 in Entertainment

Dr. Phillip Stockton is hearing good things at Mississippi University for Women. The Department of Music's choral director, now in his second year at the school, is pleased with how much vocalists retained during the summer break.


For fans, college football poses wedding dilemma

Posted 9/27/2014 in Entertainment

Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.


First Thursday debuts Downtown Historic Walk

Posted 9/27/2014 in Community

What building in downtown Columbus used to house the Mother Goose Candy Co. and was the very first to have a second-floor apartment? Which one served, in the 1920s, as Gunter Brothers Funeral Parlor? What unlikely space was once a Ford auto dealership? Answers to those history-teasers and others can be unearthed during the Downtown Historic Walk Oct. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Out and About for the week of September 28, 2014

Posted 9/27/2014 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.



NYC artist explores women's habits, identities in MSU exhibit

Posted 9/27/2014 in Entertainment

Works of a visiting New York City artist are on display through Nov. 7 at Mississippi State's Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.



Community Calendar for the week of September 28, 2014

Posted 9/27/2014 in Entertainment



Being Beautiful: Chrysanthemums, candy corn, and football mean fall in Mississippi

Posted 9/27/2014 in Columns

The temperatures are falling, along with the pine straw in my front yard, which can only mean it's my favorite time of the year. Chrysanthemums, pumpkins, candy corn -- all mark the season for so many of us here in the South.



Military brief: Pike graduates

Posted 9/27/2014 in Community


Emeritus professor's artwork accepted into Bi-State Art Competition

Posted 9/27/2014 in Community

Mississippi University for Women emeritus professor Thomas Nawrocki may be retired, but he has remained active entering his artwork into various competitions.

Fruitful enterprise: Class, jam, sleep pays off for one young entrepreneur

Posted 9/24/2014 in Food

When college student Quinterrall Brown started job hunting this past summer, he had no idea he would end up being his own boss. That's what can happen at the crossroads of necessity and invention.


Market Fresh: Chow-chow -- good to have in the pantry

Posted 9/24/2014 in Food

I was a little north of Columbus last weekend and found the farmers' market in Jasper, Alabama. We picked up some delicious corn, little yellow squash that were so tender, some habanera pepper jelly (can't wait!), a few cucumbers, some tomatoes (not quite prime) and a jar of chow chow.


A speedy, kitchen-sink approach to pumpkin bread

Posted 9/24/2014 in Food

Some days you just need to embrace a kitchen sink approach to cooking.

One simple slicing trick to bake a beautiful tart

Posted 9/24/2014 in Food

Ever walk past a French bakery with one of those impossibly elegant apple tarts in the window, the ones with the apple slices fanned out in the shape of a flower? Nothing you could ever make at home, right? Wrong. It's so much easier than it looks.

Rink Rash: Inside Columbus' Roller Derby Team

Posted 9/20/2014 in Community

They hide in plain sight while they practice. Inside an unused warehouse in East Columbus they skate around and around, two times a week, 365 days a year. They call it "The Bat Cave" to keep its location secret from the public. This is a pictorial of the Mississippi Brawl Stars, the roller derby team of Columbus.

Possum Town Tales Storytelling Festival is Sept. 23-27

Posted 9/20/2014 in Entertainment

A good storyteller can transcend time and place, as the Possum Town Tales Storytelling Festival audience a year ago could attest. The phenomenon happens again Sept. 23 through 27 when the Columbus Arts Council presents the third annual festival at the Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main St.


Wednesday Table Talk to preview Welty Symposium

Posted 9/20/2014 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Mississippi University for Women join forces on Wednesday, Sept. 24 to preview MUW's upcoming Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium.



Hazard Series celebrates 50 years of music on HA's 50th anniversary

Posted 9/20/2014 in Entertainment

The Hazard Lecture Series hosted annually at Heritage Academy turns its focus to music with two free presentations on consecutive Mondays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.


Gordy Honors Forum to feature monuments men

Posted 9/20/2014 in Entertainment

On Thursday, Sept. 25, the Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series features Dr. Beverly Joyce, MUW professor of Art History, speaking on "Stolen Art, Nazi Ideology and the Monuments Men."


Being Beautiful: Your true colors are beautiful like a rainbow

Posted 9/20/2014 in Columns

I laugh at rules. I am that guy who dances to the beat of his own drum.



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