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Calling all artists for Market Street Festival Juried Arts contest

Posted 2/2/2013 in Community

Columbus' Market Street Festival May 3-4 may be three months away, but entries for the event's Juried Arts Competition are already being accepted by the Columbus Arts Council. All artists 18 and older are invited to submit works in three categories: painting/drawing; 3D art, including fiber arts; and photography.



MUW to host free community health fair

Posted 2/2/2013 in Community

The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women and the City of Columbus have partnered to present a free community health fair Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Pohl Gymnasium.



School news: Dawkins makes President's List

Posted 2/2/2013 in Community



School news: Sale Elementary School Honor Roll

Posted 2/2/2013 in Community



School news: Immanuel Christian School Honor Roll

Posted 2/2/2013 in Community



Equine program offers therapy for 'heroes'

Posted 2/2/2013 in Community

Registration is under way for veterans seeking non-traditional animal-assisted activities to address physical or mental challenges as a result of military service.


A revered historian ­-- the 'cheerful assassin' -- inspires a surprise tribute by protégés

Posted 2/2/2013 in Community

Some of John Marszalek's friends are pretty good at keeping a secret. The distinguished scholar's wife, Jeanne, was even in on it. For three years or more, unbeknownst to the Mississippi State Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus, a network of his former doctoral students worked on a tribute to the mentor who had so stirred their passion for studying the Civil War era and its influence on shaping America.

Meridian's Peavey honored with Walk of Fame star

Posted 2/1/2013 in Entertainment

Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center (MAEC) honored Hartley Peavey -- founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics -- with a bronze star added to the Walk of Fame Jan. 17 at Dumont Plaza in historic downtown Meridian.

Church social means fun and fellowship ... and soup, lots of soup

Posted 1/30/2013 in Food

There was plenty of m'm, m'm good to go around Friday evening when Shaeffer's Chapel United Methodist Church in western Lowndes County held its annual soup supper. Tables laden with crockpots of aromatic soups, plates of crisp cornbreads, salads, French bread, sandwiches and luscious desserts drew the church family and guests in from the cold for a night of warm fellowship and great food.


A few things about that $7 cuppa joe

Posted 1/30/2013 in Food

Still think a $5 latte at Starbucks is over the top? Hold on, because now there's an even pricier cuppa Joe to get buzzed about.



Healthier take on Super Bowl grub: Buffalo tenders

Posted 1/30/2013 in Food



MUW International Series to focus on Nepal

Posted 1/28/2013 in Entertainment

When Sister Clarice Carroll retired as professor of obstetrics-gynecology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2010, she headed to Haiti, arriving just weeks after the earthquake that devastated the country to begin her work as a nurse midwife in Gros-Morne, a city north of Port-au-Prince where many earthquake victims migrated.


'Shakespeare: From Page to Stage' -- to art

Posted 1/26/2013 in Entertainment

To quote William Shakespeare in his work "Midsummer Nights Dream," "The object of Art is to give life a shape." Little did Shakespeare know that 400 years after writing this line his life would inspire high school students in Starkville to give shape to works of art.

Bridal styles go back in time for inspiration

Posted 1/26/2013 in Entertainment

Bridal fashions are breaking free of the decade-long fascination with strapless gowns and offering a new take on classic, romantic dresses.


Out and About for the week of January 27, 2013

Posted 1/26/2013 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.



Being beautiful: The bang heard 'round the world

Posted 1/26/2013 in Columns

Back when I was barely big enough to reach Mama's ceramic mushroom cookie jar, and only then by standing on the tips of my toes, I sported the most hideous bangs known to man. No chocolate chip cookie could ease that kind of pain.


Southern Gardening: Loropetalums helps anchor landscapes

Posted 1/26/2013 in Columns

Much of the state got a dose of winter weather last week. Seeing pictures of gardens and landscapes farther north covered in a blanket of snow made me thankful for living on the coast. Having lived in colder climates, I had enough of snow before coming to Mississippi.


Columbus library receives NEH grant for resources on Muslims

Posted 1/26/2013 in Community

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced that the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is one of 842 libraries nationwide, and one of only three chosen in the state of Mississippi, to be awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books, films and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.



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