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Adele Elliott: Ulterior motives

Posted 7/16/2011 in Columns

Actors are taught to understand their character's motivation. In mystery movies, the murderer must have motive. Usually that is greed, or jealousy, or maybe even passion. But without a very compelling reason, the crime is somehow hollow, and just not believable.

 

Rufus Ward: Dr. Spillman, lost in history

Posted 7/16/2011 in Columns

Few people recognize the name of Dr. William Spillman of Columbus. Even the marker is missing from his grave in Friendship Cemetery. His 1836 house still stands, but bears no historic marker or plaque. Spillman is a man lost in history.

Local CD release offers an evening of 'Sweet Music'

Posted 7/15/2011 in Entertainment

Sweet sounds will be coming from the Omnova Theatre in the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus July 22. Dana Clark and Michele Clark will perform at 7 p.m. in a release concert for their newly-recorded collection of original songs, "Sweet Music."

Where's the bacon? In cocktails, cookies and coffee

Posted 7/15/2011 in Food

The only thing rising faster than the price of bacon may be its overwhelming popularity.

 

David Creel: Longing for long hair?

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columns

Ever wonder why men adore long hair on women? I have pondered the notion for years and am stumped. Maybe it's because the majority of our mothers at some stage modeled longer hairstyles, or perhaps it dates back to that little girl in kindergarten who was a first crush.

 

 

Pote named head of MSU department

Posted 7/15/2011 in Community

Jonathan Pote has been named head of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University.

 

 

MUW Alumni Association announces new board

Posted 7/15/2011 in Community

The Alumni Association of Mississippi University for Women announced its 2011-2012 Board of Directors, marking a pivotal moment in the history of the university with the first meeting of the unified alumni organization.

 

 

Coward is awarded MUW Medal of Excellence

Posted 7/15/2011 in Community

Mississippi University for Women awarded a Medal of Excellence to alumna Dr. Bettye Rogers Coward ('65), president of Blue Mountain College. Awarded since 1979, the Medal of Excellence is the university's highest non-degree honor.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: 'Cheap whiskey' in the dark

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columns

On Wednesday afternoon, a tumultuous thunderstorm blew through. I was at the computer staring at the screen, doing my best to conjure up something to amuse you with before you have to leave for church later this morning.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Plaster of Paris

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columns

As a little kid, Vacation Bible School was a highlight of summer. What could be cooler than making crafts, playing games; drinking grape Kool-Aid and eating sugar cookies with a hole in the middle held by a single finger?

 

'Farm on Wheels': MSMS grads design one amazing senior trip -- one with purpose

Posted 7/15/2011 in Community

Old MacDonald never imagined this. A rolling farm, a mobile greenhouse touring the country, drawing crowds and educating the public on alternative energy and sustainable living.

True blue: Get cooking with blueberries, nature's tiny superfruit

Posted 7/13/2011 in Food

Don't let the blueberry's small size fool you. This little power food is packed with flavor and nutrition, lower in calories than many fruits, with zero fat. And, what could be easier? No peeling, coring or cutting.

Starkville's Melby sisters featured in '1861 Project'

Posted 7/8/2011 in Entertainment

It's been a long time since Hannah and Caroline Melby were a "sister act" -- since their days as youngsters singing in church, harmonizing with dad, Pete, and mom, Cindy, at the piano.

 

Starkville JA garners award for new project

Posted 7/8/2011 in Community

The Provisional Class of Junior Auxiliary of Starkville was recently recognized by the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, earning the Merrill Alexander Greenlee Award.

 

 

It's all about Discovery for gifted students

Posted 7/8/2011 in Community

Approximately 100 gifted students, kindergarten through sixth grade, recently attended Mississippi University for Women's Summer Discovery program held at Franklin Academy.

 

 

Junior Miss gets a makeover

Posted 7/8/2011 in Community

After almost two years of market research and identity evaluation, America's Junior Miss has been rebranded as the Distinguished Young Women program. The name change came about, in large part, in an effort to help steer away from a pageant stereotype, according to Becky Jo Peterson, national executive director.

 

 

Betty Stone: A Hardy bunch

Posted 7/8/2011 in Columns

Recently I was invited to attend a "Hardy Party," given by Lane Hardy Poirrot for her sister, Jane. It occurred to me, in the midst of so many members of that family, that they were pretty close to being a unique local phenomenon. I would venture to guess that at least half the people who went through high school in Columbus were in school with one or more Hardys. I asked some of them to share their family memories.

 

 

Playwright's birth home represented at conference in France

Posted 7/8/2011 in Community

When scholars and fans of the works of Tennessee Williams gathered in Nancy, France, June 23-25 for the centenary celebration "Tennessee Williams in Europe," the playwright's first hometown was represented. Brenda Caradine and Jim DelPrince, both of Columbus, attended the event.

 

 

Library to host storytelling and book-signing Tuesday

Posted 7/8/2011 in Entertainment

Visitors to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Tuesday, July 12, can be transported to another continent, or pay a literary visit to the Piggly Wiggly, all in the same day.

 

 

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