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Salvation Army bell ringers collect two golden rings

Posted 1/4/2014 in Community

Salvation Army bell-ringers in Biloxi collected two golden rings. The diamond engagement and wedding rings were wrapped in a two-page letter asking that they go to a Christian couple who cannot afford a diamond and are making a lifetime commitment.



Celebrate 2014 with free trees from the Arbor Day Foundation

Posted 1/4/2014 in Community

Residents of Mississippi can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.


Warbleland: Painter, musician, thinker -- welcome to the world of Alex Warble

Posted 12/31/2013 in Community

Don't make the mistake of trying to pigeonhole Alex Warble's art. He'll surprise you. Just when you think he's best known for his "people party" paintings of repeating "Elvi," pimps or quirky everyday characters, one discovers his surrealistic pet portraits.

After a quarter century at Fairview's organ, Myra McAdams retires today

Posted 12/28/2013 in Community

This is a day of mixed emotions for Myra McAdams. Fairview Baptist Church's organist is retiring after more than 25 years of Sunday morning and evening services, Wednesday night choir rehearsals, Christmas, Easter and patriotic presentations, nursing home programs, weddings, funerals and hours upon hours of disciplined practice.

Mark calendars for 'The Mag'

Posted 12/28/2013 in Entertainment

The 17th annual Magnolia Independent Film Festival will take place Feb. 20-22 at Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville as a showcase venue for independent filmmakers.

Southern Gardening: Bring a garden gnome home to your landscape

Posted 12/28/2013 in Columns

Even though the weather in the middle of winter prevents much gardening with plants, dedicated and enthusiastic gardeners find ways to keep fun and interest in the yard all year long.


Being Beautiful: Of George Jones, Duchess Catherine and the First Lady's hairdo

Posted 12/28/2013 in Columns

I sit here wrapped in my favorite cozy scarf, recalling all the New Years I have known, both as a child lighting up the dark country nights with my brothers and a bag of "firecrackers" to elegant dinner parties clinking champagne flutes as an adult. Yes, I am wearing my silver sequined slippers, y'all.


Ditch a formal diner and do appetizers this New Year's

Posted 12/28/2013 in Food

Not up to putting on a formal dinner party for New Year's Eve? Can't blame you. And who cares? Most people would prefer the more casual atmosphere of lots of appetizer-sized nibbles, anyway.


Adele Elliott: Not so 'new' resolutions

Posted 12/28/2013 in Columns

Welcome 2014! Oh my, is anyone really ready to face another year? I certainly am not.



Military brief: Bryant graduates

Posted 12/28/2013 in Community



Military brief: Hairston graduates

Posted 12/28/2013 in Community


MSU therapeutic riding program expands

Posted 12/28/2013 in Community

More riders in Mississippi State University's therapeutic riding program increases the need for volunteers and horses.


Out and About for the week of December 29, 2013

Posted 12/28/2013 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.



Community Calendar for the week of December 29, 2013

Posted 12/28/2013 in Entertainment


Headed to the Liberty Bowl? Don't miss Bulldog activities

Posted 12/21/2013 in Entertainment

The Mississippi State University Alumni Association encourages fans to wrap Memphis, Tenn., in maroon and white Dec. 30 and 31, when the Bulldog faithful converge on the city for the team's New Year's Eve match-up against Rice University in the 55th annual Liberty Bowl.

Of Christmas and second chances: Fayette's 'Christmas at the Park' is about much more than lights

Posted 12/21/2013 in Community

"Columbus, Mobile, Amory, Caledonia, Huntsville, Starkville ... " Doris Brasher read down the list in a small, spiral notebook she keeps in the gingerbread house that serves as a welcome station for Christmas at the Park in Fayette, Ala. "There's Wyoming, Alaska, Germany and Beijing, China," she went on. Doris and her husband, John, like to know where visitors to the annual Christmas display come from.

St. Paul's presents Lessons and Carols tonight

Posted 12/21/2013 in Community

December is a busy musical month, and the choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Columbus will add to the season with a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols this evening.


Adele Elliott: Celebrating Christmas

Posted 12/21/2013 in Columns

It seems that every holiday has its own traditions. They vary from country to country, even from household to household. Some may have their roots in cultural rituals or folklore, which might seem peculiar to people in other places on the globe. Christmas probably has more than most holidays.



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