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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.

 

Owners of historic homes open them for Christmas

Posted 12/17/2011 in Community

Singers croon there's no place like home for the holidays. A person would find few homes for the holidays like the ones open to the public during Saturday's tours organized by the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation.

 

Prep underway for area New Year's Eve ball drop

Posted 12/17/2011 in Entertainment

While all eyes are on Christmas, the staff of Main Street Columbus is busy finalizing details for the fourth annual New Year's Eve Block Party and Ball Drop, presented this year by title sponsor Stark Aerospace with Main Street Columbus and other community sponsors.

 

 

Local aviation history is topic of Monday book talk

Posted 12/17/2011 in Community

Local businessman and author Stuart Vance will give a book talk on his newest book, "Aviation in the Golden Triangle," Monday, Dec. 19 at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library from noon-1 p.m. Vance will also be available to sign copies of his various books.

 

 

David Creel: The Twelve (beautiful) Days of Christmas

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columns

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a subscription to my favorite beauty magazine. On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: two new fragrances (one for day and another seductive scent for evening) and a subscription to my favorite beauty magazine.

 

Mississippi's 'brag book' carries CVB message

Posted 12/17/2011 in Community

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau has added "Mississippians" to its growing book offerings available at the Tennessee Williams Home Welcome Center and Museum at 300 Main St.

 

Adele Elliott: The evolution of gifts

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columns

The English language is alive. It is constantly changing, adding words, shifting meanings. Like a pre-pubescent child, it can be clumsy or unexpectedly lovely.

 

Our traditions: What holiday customs make your family unique?

Posted 12/17/2011 in Community

Traditions. They bind us together, knitting one generation to the next. Year after year -- creating a bridge between past and present, between young and old. Our traditions make us unique to other families, especially at this time of year.

 

Antebellum homes open doors for holiday tour

Posted 12/16/2011 in Community

Garlands and greenery, themed trees and period decor will greet visitors touring five antebellum landmarks during Saturday's Holiday Home Tour presented by the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation.

 

 

Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry sells for $115 million

Posted 12/14/2011 in Entertainment

Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection fetched a record-setting $115 million -- including more than $11.8 million for a pearl necklace and more than $8.8 million for a diamond ring given to her by Richard Burton -- at an auction of gems and other memorabilia amassed by the late actress.

 

 

Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers in Rock Hall

Posted 12/7/2011 in Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guns N' Roses. The seminal rock band of the late 1980s and early '90s, best known for hits such as "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "November Rain," leads the 2012 class of inductees announced Wednesday.

 

 

Pearl Harbor survivors return to ships after death

Posted 12/7/2011 in Community

HONOLULU -- Lee Soucy, who lived to be 90 after surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor, is finally back with his shipmates 70 years later.

 

 

Columbus Christmas parade: Rain dampens half-century tradition

Posted 12/6/2011 in Community

For many people in Columbus, the annual Christmas parade has become synonymous with frosty fingers, hot cocoa and family memories. This year, there will be a new memory: the second time in history the event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

 

 

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.

 

 

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