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Dale Talley proves it: One man's trash is another man's fanciful furniture

Posted 1/24/2011 in Community

Dale Talley admits it may have been all those Looney Tunes he watched as a kid. But something, somewhere, planted a seed for the fantastic.

 

Adele Elliott: Brother's keeper

Posted 1/24/2011 in Columns

The death of Hozzie Hawthorne last week was painful to so many in our area. There is something surreal about the knowledge that an old man could freeze to death in this place known as "The South."

 

 

MUW Gordy Honors Series to feature Gregory, Reyes and more

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

The Gordy Honors College Forum series opens Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, and continues through April, presenting lectures and undergraduate research.

 

 

Group to present an evening of French music

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

Two celebrated French composers will be the focus of a Tuesday recital and lecture at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Betty Stone: Let me do a favor for you

Posted 1/24/2011 in Columns

It has been about 20 years, I am ashamed to admit, since I have attended a production at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in nearby Montgomery. It had been something we had enjoyed even before it was moved to its beautiful location just a pleasant three hours' drive east of here.

 

 

MUW lends talents to regional theater

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

Two theater veterans from Columbus are part of "The 39 Steps," one of contemporary theater's most thrilling and riotous comedy hits, being presented by New Stage Theatre in Jackson Jan. 25 through Feb. 6.

 

 

French history expert to visit MSU for Distinguished Lecture Series

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

The Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series returns for the spring semester at Mississippi State Jan. 27 with a presentation from noted Princeton University professor and author David Bell.

 

 

David Creel: Conditioning treatments pamper your hair

Posted 1/24/2011 in Columns

All hair conditioners are not created equally. Often we refer to them as "conditioners," but when we dive deeper into the bottle of creamy concoctions, we find out what they really are.

 

 

Bryan Library hosts Still exhibit

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

An exhibit on the Mississippi native who was known nationally as the dean of African-American composers is on display at the Bryan Public Library, 338 Commerce St., in West Point through the end of January.

 

 

Ask Rufus: History surrounds the Golden Triangle airport  

Posted 1/22/2011 in Columns

Over the last several years there has been much industrial development both built and planned around the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. However, people do not realize the long and fascinating history of that land.A

 

 

The Reflector: Newcomers to Starkville scene craft image, sound all their own (link)

Posted 1/21/2011 in Entertainment

 

 

Rob Hardy:'Geographies of Mars'

Posted 1/19/2011 in Columns

While Space Shuttle flights have become so commonplace we haven't paid much attention to them in a while, and few people keep track of the doings of the International Space Station, when a robot has gotten to Mars and has started sending back signals, millions of people around the world wanted to watch the robot and see what it was finding.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Christmas, royalty and the Easter Bunny

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columns

You think the Christmas holidays can cause stress -- try having the first grandchild on both sides. I was reminded of this back before Christmas in conversation with a proud father who, like me, had fathered the crown prince ... royalty if there ever was such a thing.

 

 

CAC to host Chicago's famed Second City

Posted 1/15/2011 in Entertainment

On Tuesday, March 1, Chicago's legendary sketch comedy ensemble, The Second City, will appear at Trotter Convention Center, 402 Second Ave. N., Columbus at 7 p.m with "Fair & Unbalanced."

 

 

Columbus plays host to state B&B Association

Posted 1/15/2011 in Community

Don't be surprised to see a group of special visitors in Columbus. The Bed and Breakfast Association of Mississippi is holding their annual meeting in the Friendly City today and Monday.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Lessons from Chicken Little

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columns

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Well, not really. But, when the heavens seem unable to hold birds, and the lakes and oceans cannot support sea life, it is not difficult to make the leap to doomsday.

 

 

David Creel: Salon perfect blow dries in your own home

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columns

Blow-drying your hair might not seem like that big of a deal to some of you. To others, it's like climbing a mountain. So, if you have mastered the art of getting from freshly-shampooed to perfectly-polished with ease, this message is not for you. Clip it out and share it with a friend.

 

 

Library exhibit highlights state's exceptional women

Posted 1/15/2011 in Entertainment

A former slave turned international concert performer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a five-time Olympian -- these are just three of the 32 women included in the exhibit "Inspiring the next Generation: Exceptional Mississippi Women" at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library through Feb. 24.

 

New year, new you: What are the hottest fitness trends for 2011?

Posted 1/15/2011 in Community

Whether motivated by New Year's resolutions, a looming spring break at the beach, or simply a quest for healthier zest in the step, flocks of fitness seekers have Golden Triangle gyms and workout facilities brimming.

The Continental touch: New restaurant specializes in tapas and continental cuisine

Posted 1/12/2011 in Food

Tapas -- those small, tasty canapés or appetizers so popular in Spain -- have returned to the Golden Triangle. Fritz Ehrentraut, of former hot spot 509 Tapas in downtown Columbus, resurrects the concept with the newly-opened Possum Town Tavern at 2222 Military Road.

 

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