On a March Sunday one remarkable century ago, in a small Columbus hospital -- not far from where the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center and Museum oversees the west end of Main Street today -- a baby boy came into the world without any of the fanfare that will attend the 100th anniversary of his birth.
When you consider collecting as a hobby, say stamp collecting, you expect for some collectors to be informal about their collections and others to be obsessive, and you expect some collectors to be in it for love and others for money.
Diners with adventurous palates are enjoying a "world tour" this semester at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Three international luncheons featuring Mexican, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine are providing big benefits, too, for culinary arts students -- and showing off brand new dining facilities in Shattuck Hall on the MUW campus.
She said she thought I'd understand as she shoved the folded paper in my hand. "I think they ought to know the other side. I thought you might tell them." She turned, gripped her walker and slowly moved away. I opened the paper; the message was handwritten on notebook paper.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its Table Talk series Wednesday with a presentation by nationally-known Civil War historian Dr. John Marszalek.
A rich tapestry of joy, heartbreak, struggle and satisfaction will unfold at Cromwell Theatre on the campus of Mississippi University for Women Feb. 24-27 as the Department of Music and Theatre presents "Quilters."
Once upon a time, only children had imaginary friends. This was probably because they live rich fantasy lives. One of my favorite cousins truly believed that Dorothy, from "The Wizard of Oz," was her friend. Nevermind that a middle-aged Judy Garland died years before Natalia was born.
In the volunteer lounge at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, a huge simulated check hangs on the wall, filled out in the amount of $463,869.52. No, it's not a windfall from Publisher's Clearing House.
Mississippi University for Women's Office of Career Services will host its annual dining etiquette event Feb. 23-24. This year's theme is Dining at Its Finest.
Mississippi University for Women's Office of Continuing Education will offer 20 courses as part of its community Life Enrichment Program.
The Operation Christmas Child Columbus Collection Center received a record 18,662 packed shoeboxes and plastic containers for the Samaritan's Purse project during the 2010 year-end drive, reported OCC area coordinator Nelda Brown. This marks a four percent increase from 2009.
Starkville High School thespians are calling on family, friends, and contributors for support in their bid to win a national trophy. The theater department must finance a trip for 33 cast and crew to the Southeastern Theater Conference national competition in Atlanta March 2-6.
Recently Columbus lost a very good friend. After a long fight with health problems, Philip Meador passed away in California.
The 14th annual Magnolia Independent Film Festival kicked off in Starkville Thursday and attracted filmmakers from all over the world.
You've thought about it, but weren't quite sure where to start. You know about the benefits -- the freshness, higher nutrient levels, the money to be saved. But growing your own vegetables was always something you might try "someday."
Sam called from the office, "I got the mail, and there's good news and bad news." The good news was I got a package, a gift of books, from a friend. The bad news was we got the electric bill, as well.
Mississippi University for Women's Department of Art and Design will host the annual Mississippi Collegiate Art Exhibition Feb. 16 through March 17. This is the first year the competition will be hosted on the MUW campus.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its Table Talk series Wednesday with a presentation by local historian and Dispatch columnist Rufus Ward.
Critically acclaimed, award-winning fiction writer Kevin Brockmeier visits Mississippi State University Feb. 24 for the English department's Robert Holland Visiting Writers Series.