Ever since the PBS Masterpiece series "Downton Abbey" first aired in 2010, many Americans have been fascinated by the fortunes -- and misfortunes -- of the fictional Crawley family and their servant staff.
As early December's rush of holiday parades, TV specials, tree lightings and parties recedes and the 25th nears, for many the focus becomes more reflective.
In December, many gardeners look forward to taking a little time off from working in the landscape, but cool weather is a good time to apply a layer of mulch.
Don't forget to put some fa-la-la-la-la into your wintry wardrobe.
Joe Lee, a graduate of Mississippi State University and Starkville High School, will sign copies of his new suspense thriller, "Director's Cut" (Dogwood Press, 2014), at Books A Million in Columbus on Monday.
Brrr ... it's cold out there ...we need some cover!
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.
December is National Impaired Driver Safety Month.
In the world of food editors and the like, there's an anticipated unveiling we look forward to every year about this time -- the Associated Press holiday cookie package.
Gingerbread is such an iconic flavor -- and aroma -- of Christmas, yet it can be a letdown as a dessert for the big day.
Sure, you could do pancakes or muffins, just as you have so many years before. But maybe this year you should consider stepping up your Christmas brunch offerings.
What stands about 7 inches high, sees the world through little button eyes and will soon travel thousands of miles around the globe?
What would it be like to step back in time, all the way back to the first Christmas
On Thursday, Dec. 11 Extra Table hosts Mac McAnally and the Mississippi Opera Orchestra with the Coral Reefer Band in a benefit concert at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson at 7:30 p.m.