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Ready for Cupid? Pull out the heart-shaped cookie cutters and ... a medical syringe?

Posted 2/11/2015 in Food

We love a holiday, don't we? Valentine's Day is no exception. The precise history of this love fest and the patron saint believed to have inspired it may be a bit hazy when you dig deep, but no matter.

A carefree deviled egg you won't need to struggle over

Posted 2/11/2015 in Food

For me, it's just not a party without deviled eggs. Doesn't matter if it's a summer barbecue or a winter shindig. I need deviled eggs.

An easy, customizable chocolate treat for Valentine's Day

Posted 2/11/2015 in Food

Sometimes it takes just a few simple ingredients to win my heart. That's what fellow Southerner Ben Mims recently did. And he did it with candy.

A Little Golden nostalgia: Step into 'remember when' with Little Golden Books at Oktibbeha museum

Posted 2/7/2015 in Entertainment

Time travel is often just a matter of a scent, a sound, a sight. Take the sight of a familiar gold foil spine on a Little Golden Book, maybe one with three little kittens or a feisty tugboat on the cover.

Local 'Friends' step into statewide offices

Posted 2/7/2015 in Community

Friends of Mississippi Libraries Inc. (FML) has two new officers, both from Columbus.

Big Band revives an era at Trotter Friday

Posted 2/7/2015 in Entertainment

The big band era popularized by legendary bandleaders like Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey is revisited Friday evening at Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.

Gaillard opens February Table Talks Wednesday

Posted 2/7/2015 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library launches its annual Table Talk series Wednesday with a visit by Alabama native Frye Gaillard.

S.D. Lee Home fundraiser celebrates Valentine's, history

Posted 2/7/2015 in Entertainment

The Stephen D. Lee Foundation will host its fifth annual Valentine's Day Party on Saturday, Feb.14 from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

National Book Award winner to read poetry Tuesday

Posted 2/7/2015 in Entertainment

Acclaimed poet Terrance Hayes is the distinguished guest for the College of Arts & Sciences Institute for the Humanities' second annual Writer-in-Residence the week of Feb. 9-13 at Mississippi State University.

'Magnolia Affair' to make beautiful music for Symphony Association

Posted 2/7/2015 in Community

With the mission of making beautiful music for the Starkville-MSU Symphony Association and Golden Triangle communities, "A Magnolia Affair" on Saturday, Feb. 14 features live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and two raffle drawings.


School news: Heritage Academy 2nd Nine Weeks

Posted 2/7/2015 in Community



School news: ICC scholarships

Posted 2/7/2015 in Community



Out and About for the week of February 8, 2015

Posted 2/7/2015 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.



Community Calendar for the week of February 8, 2015

Posted 2/7/2015 in Entertainment


Southern Gardening: Use hardy nandina for winter colors

Posted 2/7/2015 in Columns

Cold winter weather causes changes in the foliage of many evergreen plants, including making them express new colors.

Tempting the taste buds: A cookbook club explores

Posted 2/4/2015 in Food

The next best thing to sharing a good meal, is talking about it. On eight occasions annually, the Taste Buds Cookbook Club gathers to do both.


Anne's Kitchen: Dinner in a skillet

Posted 2/4/2015 in Food

Enticing aromas have been coming out of Room 121 in the Education and Human Sciences Building on the Mississippi University for Women campus.


For big flavor, little fat, consider powdered peanut butter

Posted 2/4/2015 in Food

Powdered peanut butter sounds, pardon the pun, a bit nuts.

Welcome to Middle-earth: Step into one professor's fascination for Tolkien's world

Posted 1/31/2015 in Community

The campus is quiet on a Tuesday evening, dusk closing in on shadowed sidewalks leading to Painter Hall. Inside the venerable building at Mississippi University for Women, almost nothing stirs, only a lone student putting in work after hours.

Southern Gardening: Virginia sweetspire is a perfect shrub

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columns

If you're like me and most other home gardeners, you want shrubs to have multiseason interest and be versatile, beautiful and low maintenance.


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