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Betty Stone: Friday night football

Posted 9/18/2010 in Columns

Intermittently, teasingly, autumn approaches. The nights have been cooler for several weeks. Even the days bring a frisson of winter. After a harsh, hot summer it feels good.

 

Dream trip to New York will benefit the arts

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Four nights at the five-star Casablanca Hotel, two Broadway plays, dinner at L'Ecole, drinks at Sardi's, brunch at the Essex House, limo transfers, plane fare for two, and more. All for $100? Yes, for the lucky winner of the Columbus Arts Council's New York trip raffle.

Indie film by Mississippi native to screen at Malco

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Documentary filmmaker and Rolling Fork native William "Willy" Bearden will premiere his first narrative feature film in six cities throughout Mississippi. "One Came Home" will premiere at Malco Theater in Columbus Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.

 

MSU's Marshall to present Progressive Era talk Thursday

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

In celebration of the national touring exhibition "The Age of Progressive Reform: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917" currently open at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Dr. Anne Marshall will present "The Progressive Era: A Search for Order" Thursday Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room.

 

 

David Creel: The client is always right

Posted 9/18/2010 in Columns

True story: Once when I suggested an au current chin-length crop to a certain lady, she paused, shook her head from left to right and said, "It's sounding like a bob, and I have one of those at home." Turns out she was right. Bob was her husband. Apparently, one was enough!

 

Earl Klugh opens Lyceum year of music, dance and drama

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's 2010-11 Lyceum Series opens Oct. 5 with Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh, followed by a myriad of musical talent from the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble to Montana Repertory Theatre's "Bus Stop."

MUW Center for Academic Excellence welcomes new director, focus

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women's Center for Academic Excellence, formerly known as academic advising, is prepared to help all MUW students succeed.

Rufus Ward: The Origin of the Columbus Fair

Posted 9/18/2010 in Columns

The Columbus Fair begins this Tuesday and I have been asked when was the first fair in Columbus? Carolyn Burns has researched the origins of the fair in Lowndes County and has found some interesting history.

Come on in! A restored Tennessee Williams Welcome Center rolls out the welcome mat

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Like any noble, but aging, grand lady, the 135-year-old Tennessee Williams Welcome Center at 300 Main St. in Columbus had earned a bit of doting attention. While closed to the public from May until earlier this month, that is exactly what it got -- inside and out.

Ripe off the vine, or in a recipe, the South's muscadine can shine

Posted 9/15/2010 in Food

As hot Southern summers wane into late August and September, young watchers who have patiently monitored vines at Palmer Home in Columbus finally hear the pronouncement: "Muscadines are ready!" And like other fans of the big grape, they fill up their shirttails with the sweet and tart fruit, to enjoy fresh off the vine.

 

VIDEO: Tennessee Williams Stella-Shouting Contest

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

Thomas Easterling, an English teacher at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, won first place in the Tennessee Williams Stella Shouting Contest.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Got change for a yen?

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columns

Columbus has a problem -- ninjas.

 

'Charlie's Angels' reunite for Waldron's 96th birthday

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

When Charles Waldron came to Mitchell Engineering Co. (later CECO Corp.) in Columbus in 1965 as general sales manager, he had no way of knowing some of the colleagues he met that year would be helping him blow out birthday candles 45 years later.

 

Adele Elliott: Marriage bans

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columns

I love weddings -- and almost anything about them. Television shows about bridal gowns or elaborate cakes, or most especially about brides behaving badly, mesmerize me. I never tire of the angst of brides deciding between the $10,000 designer dress or the nicer one for $20,000.

 

 

David Creel: The cost of beauty

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columns

My first memory associated with the exchange of currency for beauty was 20 years ago.

 

 

Columbus and Starkville host art swap

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council and Starkville Area Arts Council are sharing artistic talent this month. In a mutual exchange, each arts organization is displaying two- and three-dimensional work from the other.

 

HEARTS After-School Program ready for reading and reindeer

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

On Monday, the HEARTS After-School Reading Program opens its doors to Columbus students and begin its ninth year of service to the community. The tutoring ministry for children from kindergarten to fourth grade who need that bit of extra help will focus on a yearlong theme: "Inch by Inch -- Reading is a Cinch."

Empty Bowls sets community bowl-making days

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

One thousand bowls. That's the goal organizer Al (Alisa) Holen has set for the second annual Empty Bowls event in Columbus Nov. 6. "That's double last year's count," said the Mississippi University for Women ceramics instructor.

Ask Rufus: Rommel's Afrika Korps was just down the road

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columns

Aliceville, Ala., was the site of one of the largest prisoner of war camps in the United States during World War II. Construction of Camp Aliceville began in August 1942 and the first prisoner of war arrived in June 1943.

Back to basics: The storied longbow has loyal champions in this skilled pair

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

Dr. Gerry Jeffcoat and Bobby Cooper are pretty sure they were born a century or so too late.

 

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