When I go running in these hot summer afternoons, I have to make sure to drink plenty of water beforehand. It used to be that I could get a drink of water at a halfway point on at least one of my usual routes, but the public water fountain there stopped flowing a few years ago, and though the structure remains, no one seems motivated to restore the flow of water that is the reason it is there.
The Lost Colony of Roanoke was a failed initial effort of England to colonize America. It may have been a failure, but it continues to fascinate people; there is a famous outdoor stage production with music that attempts to dramatize the settlement at its site and a reconstructed fort.
Mississippi University for Women English professor, Dr. Nora Corrigan, will appear on the game show, "Jeopardy," set to air locally at 11 a.m. Tuesday on WLOV-TV.
Dai Waters Wilson and her husband, Tandy, hosted a wonderful dinner party at their home in Cady Hills for Virginia Lloyd Eselin and her husband, Tom. This was after the opening reception of Virginia's inspired art exhibit, "Before and After The Storm," at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus July 15. Virginia grew up in Columbus but lived on the coast and lost her home and most of her artwork during Hurricane Katrina.
Columbus loves to tour. In the spring, we have a world-class Pilgrimage. That, of course, is not enough. We have the Fall Tour of Homes, and a tour of Victorian homes connected with the Tennessee Williams Tribute.
Cideania "Sprite" Wilson of Caledonia and Stephanie Thorn of Starkville are doing something about their dreams to sing. Today, the two Golden Triangle residents are on the road to New Orleans for American Idol auditions bright and early Monday morning at the New Orleans Arena.
In celebration of the Eudora Welty photographic exhibit currently open at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Emma Richardson will present "Welty's Schoolteachers: Heroic Portraits" Tuesday, July 27, at 2 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the library at 314 Seventh St. N.
Whew, I'm off the road for a while and so glad of it! After four days in Miami and then four in Athens, Ga., two weeks in a row, I'm thankful to wake up at home and have to plan a day here.
As Adam Kazery's friends and family tried to describe him this week, many didn't know where to start.
Two Columbus festivals are rejoicing this week. The Seventh Avenue Festival was designated as a top festival in the Southeast, and the Sam Hairston Celebration received financial backing for its musical lineup.
Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Mraz, a Virginia native now living in San Diego, will headline the Sept. 24 MSU Bulldog Bash presented by Cellular South.
Sometimes there is a pain in your heart that subsides over time but never ever goes away. On my walk today I was thinking about Nelle Harper Lee, "To Kill a Mockingbird," and her chosen seclusion for the last 50 years.
A record-breaking 58 "send-off" parties will be hosted this month and in August by the Mississippi State University Alumni Association and Office of Admissions and Scholarships, as chapters around the nation welcome incoming students to the 132-year-old land grant institution.
The Lowndes County Chapter of Mississippi's First Alumnae Association will host its Annual Business Meeting Thursday, July 22, at the Columbus Country Club. The luncheon will begin with registration at 11:45 a.m. All MUW alums and friends are invited to attend. Officers will be installed to serve for the 2010-11 year.
Participants at the 2010 Mississippi State University Summer Scholars camps currently in progress have been busy writing and producing an original musical comedy to present to the public.
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