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Unique, savory and sweet breads

Posted 1/11/2012 in Food

The aroma of just-baked bread is a delight for the senses at any time of year. But there's something extra special about opening the oven door on a batch of fresh, hot rolls or a homemade loaf during the winter months.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Dodging the bullet

Posted 1/10/2012 in Columns

The morning brought frost and with it a doe out in the field. How does such a large and beautiful animal exist in the wild feeding on nuts, berries and leaves or scattered corn kernels? How powerful she looks; yet graceful, even dainty.

 

 

Mississippi soldiers carry on through holidays

Posted 1/8/2012 in Community

Uruzgan, Afghanistan -- While family and friends in the states were sound asleep the day after Christmas, the soldiers of the 288th Sapper Company out of Houston were on mounted patrols. The company was clearing routes to make the roads safer for military and civilian personnel.

 

Leah Sullivan: New year, new you

Posted 1/8/2012 in Columns

I don't know about you, but I'm glad the holidays are over. I always feel so out of control with my eating and inconsistent with my workouts for that period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. New Year's, on the other hand, is my absolute favorite holiday. Time to brush off the dust of the previous year and usher in a fresh start, a new beginning.

 

Adele Elliott: It's party time -- again

Posted 1/8/2012 in Columns

The party's over. Or is it? We have finished with Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Hanukkah, Kwanza, the Winter Solstice, and even the Iowa caucus are behind us. The days are cold, and the sky is still too dark. This is the perfect time to hibernate a bit; time for a long nap.

 

 

David Creel: Claiming the spotlight with bangs

Posted 1/8/2012 in Community

Begin the New Year with a bang! The surefire best way to flip the switch on your hairstyle is to aim toward one of the season's must-haves bangs.

 

Area thespians off to state competition

Posted 1/8/2012 in Entertainment

When the 2012 Mississippi Theatre Association Festival opens Jan. 12 in Gulfport, Golden Triangle thespians will be ready for their cues. Acting enthusiasts from Columbus and Starkville will compete in the four-day event, and local audiences are being offered some sneak previews.

 

Starkville/MSU Symphony begins 2012 season

Posted 1/8/2012 in Entertainment

The Starkville/ Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra kicks off 2012 with a Jan. 21 concert dedicated to parents of the performing musicians.

 

Louisville native Carl Jackson honored with marker

Posted 1/8/2012 in Community

From the time he was 14, playing banjo with Jim and Jesse McReynolds on the Grand Ole Opry stage, Carl Jackson has been turning heads in the music industry.

 

Betty Stone: Random thoughts on being sick

Posted 1/8/2012 in Community

This may be the flu season, but one does not have to have a microbe or a virus to qualify as being sick. Any old ailment that knocks your feet out from under you will do. It can transform a relatively decent person into a growling bear. When it does, it is probably best for the patient just not to speak at all.

 

 

Dream 365: Annual MLK commemoration expands to five days

Posted 1/8/2012 in Entertainment

"It just seems to keep growing," said co-organizer Learnard Dickerson, about Dream 365. What began in 2005 as a single-day commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day has grown from its 2011 four-day format to a five-day celebration of the life and legacy of the civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

 

Columbus' five most interesting buildings

Posted 1/8/2012 in Columns

I am frequently asked, "What is the oldest house in Columbus?" However, I would rather answer, "What is the most interesting building in Columbus?" When it comes to the architectural history of Columbus, I have two friends who are the experts and on whom I normally rely for the best information.

Columbus cellist comes home for Sunday concert

Posted 1/6/2012 in Entertainment

When Elizabeth Crowder left her home in Columbus almost four years ago to attend Davidson College near Charlotte, N.C., it didn't cross her mind she may one day return on a tour stop, with 50 or so of her closest musical friends in Davidson's symphony orchestra.

Countdown to taste: Ring in the new year with new ideas

Posted 12/28/2011 in Food

New Year's Eve -- that night when anything seems possible for 2012. The new year, soon to arrive fresh and unsullied, is filled with visions of pounds lost, salaries raised or "that room" finally repainted. What a shame to waste such an occasion by falling asleep in front of the TV before the traditional midnight ball-drop.

After carjacking, Columbus fiddler and mom find comfort back home

Posted 12/23/2011 in Community

Just when it's needed most, there's no place like home -- at least for 17-year-old Ruby Jane Smith and her mother, JoBelle Smith. Two weeks after being carjacked and robbed at gunpoint in Houston, Texas, the Columbus natives are home for Christmas.

 

David Creel: Of Rockettes, choir boys and making memories

Posted 12/23/2011 in Columns

It's Christmas all around the world, or at least all around my world. I went all out this year with my decorations, and can you believe it, not one single casualty yet caused by a Great Dane named Naomi.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Game plan

Posted 12/23/2011 in Columns

Football! Football! Football! For those who love that sport, this time of year is a feast. There are games on one channel or another every day of the week. College, professional and even high school matches have been at our fingertips.

 

Santa's visit: Kris Kringle makes some special stops before his night out

Posted 12/23/2011 in Community

It's no secret St. Nicholas has his hands full this time of year, what with checking lists twice and headlining tonight's worldwide tour. In spite of those hectic demands, there are a few pre-Christmas visits he refuses to miss. They're that important to him.

Last minute food gifts

Posted 12/21/2011 in Food

'Twas four days before Christmas and all through the house, mama was worrying, "Who did I leave out?" Sound familiar? Between work, shopping and family commitments, many of us may be feeling a bit rough around the edges about now. But if you've suddenly realized you forgot to get a little something for a kind co-worker or the neighbor who feeds the dog when you're away, try not to stress out.

 

Shannon Bardwell: The way it was

Posted 12/20/2011 in Columns

The lawyer laughed and talked about getting apples and oranges for Christmas; he agreed everything tasted better back then. Two gentlemen came into the courthouse; one was a lawyer and the other his buddy. While looking over some land deeds, they started talking about Christmases past.

 

 

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