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School news: Heritage Academy Honor Roll

Posted 5/3/2014 in Community



Community Calendar for the week of May 4, 2014

Posted 5/3/2014 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of May 4, 2014

Posted 5/3/2014 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.


Rite of spring: St. Paul's May luncheon - generation to generation

Posted 4/30/2014 in Food

If you ask longtime Columbians to list some local rites of spring, chances are you'll hear mention of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church May Luncheon. The event, after all, has its roots in the 1800s.

A springtime take on the classic crabcake

Posted 4/30/2014 in Food

As the weather gets warmer, I cook lighter. And in The Husband's taxonomy of food, crabcakes are relatively light. So I thought I'd employ of couple of seasonal stars -- peas and radishes -- to put a spring spin on them.

It's that time: Craftsmen everywhere are prepping for Columbus' biggest party

Posted 4/28/2014 in Entertainment

Kelsey Perry is experiencing a few butterflies, the excited kind. "I know there's still a lot to be done, but I work good under pressure," she smiled, deftly wielding tin snips to transform an everyday food can into a flower blossom.

Southern Gardening: Annual flowering vinca deserves garden space

Posted 4/26/2014 in Columns

With the chance of any more spring freezes getting lower by the day, the typical home gardener is out looking for plants for when the summer temperatures start to rise. Annual flowering vinca is one that really brightens up our Mississippi summer landscapes.

Being Beautiful: Watching the woman you want to be emerge

Posted 4/26/2014 in Columns

Settling into my styling chair for the first time, Emily Haxton wasn't the least bit interested in the current edition of Veranda or a petit four, because she was wearing that oh-too-familiar frown of a woman not in love with her hair.

National Day of Prayer observance set for Thursday in Columbus

Posted 4/26/2014 in Community

The privately-funded Christian Community in Prayer committee invites citizens of Columbus and surrounding areas to join together in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse at 505 Second Ave. N. The prayer focus is "One voice united in prayer."


DIY wedding landscapes make backyards beautiful

Posted 4/26/2014 in Entertainment

With some time and effort, savvy brides and grooms can save money by planning a backyard wedding or reception with a do-it-yourself landscape.


Table Talk to explore local religious history Wednesday

Posted 4/26/2014 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Mississippi University for Women partner for the final April Table Talk presentation.


Freedom Creek Blues Festival rolls on

Posted 4/26/2014 in Entertainment

The 17th annual Freedom Creek Blues Festival brings a day of live blues once again to the Black Prairie region so special to the late Willie King, the festival's founder.



Adele Elliott: Sky gazing

Posted 4/26/2014 in Columns

It seems that spring has finally come to the Golden Triangle -- and not a moment too soon.



Community Counseling hosts yard sales

Posted 4/26/2014 in Community

What's better than a yard sale? Six of them, all hosted by Community Counseling Services facilities Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



Extension Service Centennial celebrates with open house

Posted 4/26/2014 in Community

To celebrate 100 years of the Extension Service in Mississippi, the Lowndes County Extension office hosts an Open House with cake, punch and beverages Thursday, May 8 from 2-5 p.m. at the Lowndes County Extension Office, 318 Seventh St . N. in Columbus.



Youth invited to 'Fizz, Boom, Read' this summer at Columbus library

Posted 4/26/2014 in Entertainment

The Youth Services Department of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library announces its Summer Library Program (SLP) schedule and its science-based theme, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" All programs are free to the public.



A Stone's throw: One of those days

Posted 4/26/2014 in Columns

It was one of those days. I am told everybody has them.



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