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Columbus plays host to state B&B Association

Posted 1/15/2011 in Community

Don't be surprised to see a group of special visitors in Columbus. The Bed and Breakfast Association of Mississippi is holding their annual meeting in the Friendly City today and Monday.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Lessons from Chicken Little

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columns

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Well, not really. But, when the heavens seem unable to hold birds, and the lakes and oceans cannot support sea life, it is not difficult to make the leap to doomsday.

 

 

David Creel: Salon perfect blow dries in your own home

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columns

Blow-drying your hair might not seem like that big of a deal to some of you. To others, it's like climbing a mountain. So, if you have mastered the art of getting from freshly-shampooed to perfectly-polished with ease, this message is not for you. Clip it out and share it with a friend.

 

 

Library exhibit highlights state's exceptional women

Posted 1/15/2011 in Entertainment

A former slave turned international concert performer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a five-time Olympian -- these are just three of the 32 women included in the exhibit "Inspiring the next Generation: Exceptional Mississippi Women" at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library through Feb. 24.

 

New year, new you: What are the hottest fitness trends for 2011?

Posted 1/15/2011 in Community

Whether motivated by New Year's resolutions, a looming spring break at the beach, or simply a quest for healthier zest in the step, flocks of fitness seekers have Golden Triangle gyms and workout facilities brimming.

The Continental touch: New restaurant specializes in tapas and continental cuisine

Posted 1/12/2011 in Food

Tapas -- those small, tasty canapÚs or appetizers so popular in Spain -- have returned to the Golden Triangle. Fritz Ehrentraut, of former hot spot 509 Tapas in downtown Columbus, resurrects the concept with the newly-opened Possum Town Tavern at 2222 Military Road.

 

Rob Hardy: Fraser's Penguins

Posted 1/10/2011 in Columns

A cartoon in our paper showed an addled scientist in a wizard's hat proclaiming, in our spate of winter weather, that global warming was the new global cooling. People have had a good deal of misunderstanding about global warming, and mocking egghead scientists might be satisfactory to those who want to say that there is no climate problem.

 

Brighter Days: Program enters new year with expanded mission

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

In a spacious room luminous with winter sunlight, Theresa Gandy concentrates on a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle.

 

Adele Elliott: Happy 'New' Year

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columns

This is the time of year when the trivial seems extraordinary. Dates on the calendar have intense significance. Friday night's midnight deemed more momentous than every other midnight of the year. Bowl games and playoffs are anointed with profound importance. Rah! -- for the colleges. Rah! Rah! -- for the Super Bowl.

 

 

Lifelong activist, author to keynote MLK breakfast

Posted 1/8/2011 in Entertainment

Racial reconciliation activist and author Dolphus Weary will be the keynote speaker at Mississippi State as the community celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the 17th annual MLK Day Unity Breakfast on Jan. 17.

 

 

David Creel: A 'new you' for the 'New Year?'

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columns

I am intrigued by the expression, "Happy New Year." While putting away the last of our Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer collection, my best friend from childhood phoned to wish me "Happy New Year."

 

Dream 365: Four-day celebration honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted 1/8/2011 in Entertainment

In May 1958, Ernest Green made history by becoming the first African-American to graduate from Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Martin Luther King Jr. attended the graduation.

 

Adele Elliott: 'Sister Wives'

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columns

I spent the greater part of last weekend watching re-runs of the entire season of "Sister Wives." You are probably thinking, "Well, why didn't you watch when the show first aired?" For some reason my DVR did not record it.

 

 

David Creel: Hair color tips from kitchen sink to salon

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columns

My mama did it. Her mama did it. Home hair color is not a new concept, just newly improved. Believe me when I say that it's not always "nice and easy" just because the brand says so! Here are some helpful tips.

 

Columbus woman shares her deeply personal story

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

Roszalia Ellen knew she had to finally open up about her past. Trying to hide it didn't make it go away. Pretending it never happened didn't lesson its impact.

 

Master Gardeners training course set

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

A 10-week training program for prospective Master Gardeners will begin Feb. 15, with enrollment limited to 15 participants.

 

 

Betty Stone: Got your number -- maybe

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columns

During the recent holiday season something really grabbed my attention. We have now become a nation of numbers. That is not a particularly comfortable feeling for people like me, people who started their formal education in various schoolrooms throughout the country with an oppressive dread of being sent to the blackboard to work arithmetic problems.

 

 

MUW sets Backyard Astronomy workshop

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

The Science Enrichment Program at Mississippi University for Women will present a Backyard Astronomy workshop on Friday, Jan. 14.

 

 

Community Band starts new year with rehearsal

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Community Band begins its eighth year Jan. 10 with registration and a rehearsal on campus.

 

 

Mississippi author to visit West Point with latest book

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

Friends of Bryan Public Library will host Sallis native and Mississippi State University graduate John M. Floyd Thursday, Jan. 13, at Luncheon with Books at the library located at 338 Commerce St. in West Point.

 

 

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