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Steak and cheese grinder recast as a pasta dinner

Posted 7/30/2014 in Food

Parents love back-to-school season because it gets the whole family back on a schedule. Parents hate back-to-school season because that schedule usually leaves too little time to get dinner on the table.

What's the last photo on your phone?

Posted 7/26/2014 in Community

In the 21st Century every moment can be captured. That can be good or bad, depending on how you look at it. The advent of the camera phone has created endless possibilities, with minimal bulk, to document our lives. What's the last photo on your phone?

A Southern favorite: Rick Bragg to speak in Fayette

Posted 7/26/2014 in Entertainment

The Fayette (Alabama) Arts Council, along with community sponsors, welcome celebrated author Rick Bragg to the Fayette Civic Center, 534 Temple Ave. N., for a book signing and speaking event Aug. 16.


Being Beautiful: Experiencing trendy fashions, DC-Style

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columns


Southern Gardening: Elephant ears can add to garden color, texture

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columns

Plants with tropical textures seem to attract the most interest in any landscape. Elephant ears just scream for attention wherever they grow. Most gardeners I know love elephant ears because they are easy-to-grow tropical plants that make a big impact.


Community Calendar for the week of July 27, 2014

Posted 7/26/2014 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of July 27, 2014

Posted 7/26/2014 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.



Wildlife management tour set for Aug. 7 near MSU

Posted 7/26/2014 in Entertainment



Teen craft nights boost creativity, family ties

Posted 7/26/2014 in Entertainment

A few months ago, I launched a diabolical plan to entice my teenage daughters to spend more time with me, and to semi-shelter them from the maddening world.



Adele Elliott: Suffer the children

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columns

In the Golden Triangle we wear our Christianity like a cloak -- a very shiny cloak -- a cloak wired with blinky lights and flashes of lightning. Yes, we are enormously proud of our tenets. What would Jesus do? Well, no one really knows what he would do today.



Digital dangers lurk as school begins again

Posted 7/26/2014 in Community

As students head back to the classroom, parents should remain aware of their children's online behavior -- whether for school assignments or socializing.



Abandoned horses keep flooding overtaxed rescues

Posted 7/26/2014 in Community


You scream, I scream: Bully's cold treat keeps gaining in popularity

Posted 7/23/2014 in Food

You may have seen the same clip on national news that I did: July is National Ice Cream Month, and has been since 1984. As if we needed a special month, right? Ice cream works any time of the year, but summer is its season to shine.


Market Fresh: Versatile watermelon: smoothies, salads and refreshing drinks

Posted 7/23/2014 in Food

Yahoo! Summer is still here. The Hitching Lot Farmers' Market is still thriving and bursting with color, conversation and culinary promise.


A healthy afterschool snack that eats like a treat

Posted 7/23/2014 in Food

The words hungry kids heading home from school hate most? "Have a piece of fruit."

Give fruit salad zing with honey and black pepper

Posted 7/23/2014 in Food

Looking for ways to jazz up your basic fruit salad this summer? Consider giving it a hit from the savory side of the food world.

Trending now -- Area grands put their personal spin on summer camp

Posted 7/19/2014 in Community

Bess Swedenburg's Camp Mayhew has been convening for more than 20 years, proving that the latest Grandma Camp craze is not all that new. This summer, four Lowndes County grandmas created personalized camps for their visiting grandchildren.

Step right up for a double dose of entertainment

Posted 7/19/2014 in Entertainment

For those bemoaning the coming wane of summer, droop no more. The Columbus Community Theatre (CCT) and Starkville Community Theatre (SCT) have remedies for the blahs. Each group has a production opening this week.


Being Beautiful: Knowing the right questions to ask your hairstylist

Posted 7/19/2014 in Columns

Right after hello, the first thing I ask of all new salon guests is to indulge me in a few basic questions to help me get better acquainted with their hair.



A Stone's throw: About grandfathers

Posted 7/19/2014 in Columns

Recently I got a phone call from my niece Mary Louise, who lives in Florida. Since her only child, Elizabeth, has never had a chance to meet many of her family members, she asked that I write for her daughter's 16th birthday something about her family.



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