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Christmas Parade canceled due to rain

Posted 12/5/2011 in About Town

This year's Christmas parade in downtown Columbus has been canceled due to rain. It will not be rescheduled. Amber Brislin, director of Main Street Columbus Inc., made the announcement shortly before 3 p.m. today, saying the decision was made in an effort to "keep everyone safe and healthy this Christmas season."

 

Pearl Harbor survivor's family helps battleship commemorate 70th anniversary of fateful day

Posted 12/5/2011 in Community

"There are only a few events in our history that all Americans remember with vivid clarity," said Shea McLean, curator of the USS Alabama, anchored permanently in Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Ala.

 

Court Street cottages to be featured in West Point's Tour of Homes

Posted 12/5/2011 in Entertainment

West Point's Main Street Association is sponsoring its second Christmas Tour of Homes, Sunday, Dec. 11, from 3-5:30 p.m. Homes in the quaint, historic Court Street District are featured in this year's tour, as well as the city's oldest church building, the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, on Broad Street.

 

 

Native American song and dance centerstage Friday

Posted 12/5/2011 in Entertainment

Music and dance are intricately interwoven into the story of the American Indian. Tribal histories are told and retold through vocalization and the percussive heartbeat of the drum. Dancers in regalia evoke traditions and ceremonies rooted deep in the past.

 

 

Choir and orchestra continue 'Messiah' tradition

Posted 12/5/2011 in Entertainment

One of the most-anticipated Christmas traditions in the Golden Triangle returns Tuesday, Dec. 13, when an area-wide choir of approximately 125 voices and a professional orchestra present George Frideric Handel's "Messiah."

 

 

Tabernacle's 'Christmas Memories' set for Dec. 10-11

Posted 12/5/2011 in Community

There is something sweet to be savored in Christmas memories of old. Life was simpler and commercialism far less rampant.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Christmas 'Carma'

Posted 12/5/2011 in Columns

Terrible things seem to occur in terrible weather. Monday was a night plucked from an Alfred Hitchcock film. Temperatures hovered in the mid-30s; an icy rain splattered the streets, and the too-early dark made Columbus feel like she was wearing a shroud.

 

 

David Creel: Face It: Santa's elves offer beauty tips

Posted 12/5/2011 in Columns

Santa is busy this holiday packing up the sleigh with bags of toys and gifts for all those on the "Nice" list. Sometimes I wonder how the jolly ole fellow gets it all done in the nick of time. Well, he has all of his little elves, Mrs. Claus, and even Rudolph to help him pull off Christmas without a hitch, so I thought I would round up a few beauty elves of my own for some tips on adding sparkle to the holiday face. Sit up, pay attention, and listen to the pros from some of your favorite brands

 

Christmas from the heart: Grassroots outreach plans to feed 5,000

Posted 11/30/2011 in Food

"This started out in 2007 with, 'Hey, can you cook a ham? Can you make some green beans?' and now this," smiled Liz Robinson, her eyes bright with excitement. "We started out with 100 kids and their families, and now we're feeding 5,000 people!"

Bazaar vendors expect big sales

Posted 11/30/2011 in Community

STARKVILLE -- Shoppers, keep swiping cards and passing bills. Following positive retail reports on Black Friday and during the Thanksgiving weekend, area vendors are hopeful the trend will continue during the 39th Annual Starkville Holiday Bazaar today and Thursday at the Starkville Sportsplex. The bazaar is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Admission is free.

Items in '12 Days of Christmas' now top $100K

Posted 11/28/2011 in Community

The price of partridges, pear trees and turtle doves has spiked, pushing the cost of every item mentioned in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" above $100,000 for the first time.

 

Adele Elliott: Occupation

Posted 11/26/2011 in Columns

We have heard much about the "Occupy" movement. It began with "Occupy Wall Street" and spread across the country. (There is even a demonstration in Canada.) I am not going to waste my valuable soapbox space to list them all. However, this is primarily an American phenomenon.

 

 

The Y rings in the season with Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Posted 11/26/2011 in Community

'Tis the season. And he's always jolly. St. Nick will make his annual appearance at the downtown Columbus Y on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. Mrs. Claus also will be on hand.

 

Rufus Ward: Annus mirabilis 1811

Posted 11/26/2011 in Columns

Annus mirabilis is Latin for "year of wonders." It is most recognized as the title of a poem by John Dryden about the miraculous year of 1666. However, there was also such a memorable year in the history of Mississippi. It was the year 1811.

 

David Creel: From stocking stuffers to divinity candy

Posted 11/26/2011 in Columns

The mantles in my home are already adorned with holiday garlands, festive ribbons spilling from underneath branches of twinkling little lights and the Christmas trees dressing up most rooms with fa-la-la. I love the holidays for many reasons, but mostly for the gifts both large and small that I can give to those I adore. Since I trust you can all keep a secret, I will share some splendid things on my shopping list this season.

 

 

Radiothon to benefit children of Haiti

Posted 11/26/2011 in Community

Most of us take peanut butter for granted, but did you know one jar can provide the protein a Haitian child needs for an entire month?

 

 

Final plans underway for First Baptist's 'First Christmas'

Posted 11/26/2011 in Community

The thud of a carpenter's hammer and whir of the potter's wheel will meld with other sights, sounds and smells of a re-created Bethlehem village Dec. 2-4, when First Baptist Church in Columbus presents its annual First Christmas each evening from 6-8 p.m.

 

Gutter Busters: This bowling league scores big, in more ways than one

Posted 11/26/2011 in Community

Penny Burchfield walks to the line and sizes up her task, undistracted by the low, rumbling symphony of bowling balls and staccato knock of falling pins all around her. Cheers and high fives break out from a nearby lane, and when Penny bowls a spare, she gets them, too.

 

Shannon Bardwell: You da man

Posted 11/25/2011 in Columns

There is a man, who moves fast, but talks slow; who gives much but takes little, a man whose dreams are so small that to most people, they are huge. The man meets a woman alone and afraid.

 

'Road to Bluegrass' showcases Opry alumni Nov. 25

Posted 11/19/2011 in Entertainment

When Thanksgiving's feast is settled, and kick-off for Egg Bowl is still hours away, a toe-tapping bluegrass show Friday night at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus will bring three Grand Ole Opry veterans to the stage in "The Road to Bluegrass."

 

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