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A Stone's throw: Fur-thermore

Posted 4/13/2013 in Columns

Recently I spent a few days in a city so cold my nose did not warm up for a week. In all that bitter chill I was surprised not to notice a single fur coat. I saw many of those puffy coats and jackets that are efficiently warming, but no fur that I recall.



Military brief: Jones graduates

Posted 4/13/2013 in Community



Military brief: Hodges graduates

Posted 4/13/2013 in Community


MUW prepares to welcome Homecoming alumni and guests

Posted 4/13/2013 in Community

Homecoming at Mississippi University for Women promises to be one of the most exciting yet as the university welcomes alumni and guests back with a host of events scheduled for April 18-21.

JA of Columbus preserves history with donation to library

Posted 4/13/2013 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus celebrated seven decades of service to children in Lowndes County, and honored the memory of a revered life member, during National Junior Auxiliary Week April 7-13.


Things to do at Grilling on the River

Posted 4/11/2013 in Entertainment


Awesome asparagus: Spring means the return of this popular fresh vegetable

Posted 4/10/2013 in Food

Spring fever is in the air, and for foodies that means the welcome arrival of fresh spring vegetables. Asparagus is a frequent favorite on that list. Grilled, steamed, stir-fried, roasted, in salads or puréed in soup, this flowering perennial that comes in green, purple and white is a versatile hit.

Make a sweet start with fruit punch cupcakes

Posted 4/10/2013 in Food

Bright citrusy flavors. Splashes of colorful sugary confetti. Rich creamy frosting flecked with berries. These cupcakes have it all and are a perfect way to welcome spring.

Charity Ball royalty recognized for achievements and service

Posted 4/6/2013 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus revealed its 2013 Charity Ball king and queen Saturday at the 63rd annual Ball held at Trotter Convention Center.

Ask Rufus: Ole Homestead: One of Mississippi's oldest raised cottages

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

The Ole Homestead is one of the oldest homes in north Mississippi. The house is a vernacular raised cottage that stylistically reflects a Creole influence. Built between 1821 and 1829, it is the oldest known surviving building within the original town limits of Columbus. It is also believed to be the third oldest surviving raised cottage in Mississippi and is probably the oldest one surviving north of the old Natchez District.


Adele Elliott: A primer for pilgrims

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

It is once again that wonderful season of the year. Not to be confused with cold and flu season, or football season, or even hunting season. This is the time when we welcome our visitors from alternate realities, the ones we call "pilgrims."


Southern Gardening: The case of the missing blue petunia

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

The story you are about to read is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. It was a spring morning several years ago, just like this morning when I received the call. I thought it was going to be like many others I receive. I was wrong.


Being beautiful: If you don't look good, I don't look good

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

One of my favorite pinch-me moments came some years ago when I met the late Vidal Sassoon, an icon in the world of hairdressing.


West Point preps for first annual Art Walk set for April 13

Posted 4/6/2013 in Community

Organizers are describing it as a "perfect storm" -- a mighty spring storm of creative art and festivities that will hit West Point Saturday when the West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents the first annual Historic Downtown Art Walk.

Cotton District songwriting winners announced

Posted 4/6/2013 in Entertainment

It can happen anywhere. Michael Hardy was in a deer stand during Christmas break a year or so ago when inspiration hit.


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