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Two fresh takes on the summer tomato salad

Posted 7/3/2013 in Food


'Any Hero': A Columbus crafter helps deployed service members keep in touch with home

Posted 7/1/2013 in Community

There are no greeting card shops in Baghdad or Kabul, but one Columbus crafter is doing what she can to ensure that a father deployed in the Middle East can send his wife at home a pretty anniversary card, or a Navy mom at sea for months at a time has a special birthday card to mail her daughter.

Plans for 'Fireworks on the Water' head for patriotic crescendo

Posted 7/1/2013 in Entertainment

An extraordinary fireworks show, a rousing wind symphony concert and feel-good blues from an award-winning artist add up to Fireworks on the Water -- a free Fourth of July extravaganza in Columbus organizers hope will be memory-making for everyone who attends.

Local landscapes: The perfect lawn: Is it possible?

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columns

Do you have the perfect lawn? Is the perfect lawn even possible? If it is, do you care enough to have it? Are you willing to put in the work to make it happen? Do you even like mowing? These are all debatable questions.


Being beautiful: Golden blonde keeps your age our little secret

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columns

The Golden Girls" has always been one of my favorite television shows. Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia are like old friends invited into my living room over the years. It began in childhood when Mama and I would spend our Saturday nights eating fish sticks and Crunch & Munch popcorn, drinking Coca Cola in real bottles, and laughing at their antics until we almost cried.



A Stone's throw: A fine faux Fourth

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columns

I am a sucker for celebrations. Whenever a holiday approaches, I start thinking, "There ought to be a way of making this a Real Occasion." So, now, here comes another Fourth of July, and I am at a loss to know how to make it special.



Adele Elliott: Flying our flags

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columns



Community Calendar for the week of June 30, 2013

Posted 6/29/2013 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of June 30, 2013

Posted 6/29/2013 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.


Traveling with Fido or Fluffy? Take tips from the experts

Posted 6/29/2013 in Community

Whether families head to the local park or an out-of-town destination, veterinarians advise them this summer to take steps to ensure pets stay safe and healthy as they travel.


School news: MSU honor roll

Posted 6/29/2013 in Community



School news: Dawkins on President's List

Posted 6/29/2013 in Community



Premarital counseling leads to strong unions

Posted 6/29/2013 in Community



And the survey says: MSU grads, then MUW, top starting salaries list for state schools

Posted 6/29/2013 in Community

A new survey by The College Database shows Mississippi State graduates leading their peers at other Magnolia State universities and colleges in starting salaries.


Pickin' time: Blackberries are ripe in Caledonia -- get them while they last

Posted 6/26/2013 in Food

Summer days begin early for Rissa Lawrence of Caledonia, especially when her near 500 Kiowa blackberry plants come into their full glory. That's when the retired educator opens her Victorian Place Garden for pick-your-own enthusiasts to enjoy the harvest.

A coconut and berry no-bake pie for July Fourth

Posted 6/26/2013 in Food

Just because summer seems to scream for pie doesn't mean we are eager to crank up the oven. This is especially true at the Fourth of July, when we'd rather focus on the grill and preparations for fireworks.


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