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Community invited to participate in MUW Move-In Day

Posted 8/15/2013 in Community

Faculty and staff at Mississippi University for Women will roll up their sleeves and lend a helping hand to students moving into the residence halls Saturday, starting at noon. The community is invited to participate.


State DAR leaders to address free genealogy workshop Saturday

Posted 8/14/2013 in Community

A free workshop Aug. 17 at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will focus on resources available to those who want to explore the branches of their family trees.

Pucker up: Thursday is national lemon meringue pie day

Posted 8/14/2013 in Food

In case you hadn't noticed, Americans are (ahem) gluttons for national food and drink holidays. Oatmeal, wheat bread, Irish coffee ... you name it, and it's got designated day. Lucky for us, tomorrow is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day.

A stuffed egg with a healthy kick -- spicy avocado

Posted 8/14/2013 in Food

When I was growing up, I loved my mom's stuffed eggs. Heck, as a chubby and happy-go-lucky kid, I loved anything filled with mayonnaise.

Ready to howl: Howlin' Wolf Blues Festival honors West Point's most famous native son

Posted 8/10/2013 in Entertainment

Chester Arthur Burnett was born without fanfare in the rural reaches of West Point, Mississippi, one sultry June day in 1910. There was nothing to indicate the baby boy would someday earn induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much less have a U.S. postage stamp issued in his honor.

Shelton's diverse chops on display at CD release Friday

Posted 8/10/2013 in Entertainment

The music-loving public is invited to a CD release Friday, Aug. 16 for Big Joe Shelton and the Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors' new recording, "I'd Never Let Her Down," at the Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main St. in downtown Columbus.

Southern Gardening: Use Golden Thryallis for summerlong color

Posted 8/10/2013 in Columns

If you're the kind of gardener who likes to plan now for what to plant next year, here's another plant to add to your list: Golden Thryallis.


Being beautiful: Date a few hairstylists before saying "I do"

Posted 8/10/2013 in Columns

With apologies to Hank Williams, "Your cheatin' hair will tell on you." If you're telling yourself that shopping around for a different hairstyle is being disloyal to your beloved hairstylist, perhaps that is truly cheating -- cheating yourself!



Adele Elliott: Canonization

Posted 8/10/2013 in Columns


Calling all 'Stanleys' for 'Stella' shouting contest

Posted 8/10/2013 in Entertainment

In playful homage to Stella and Stanley Kowalski, characters in Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire," contestants may enter the Stella Shouting Contest to yell "Stella" as loud and as heart-rending as they can, for fun and prizes. The entertaining event is part of the 12th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute taking place in Columbus Sept. 3-8.


Community Calendar for the week of August 11, 2013

Posted 8/10/2013 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of August 11, 2013

Posted 8/10/2013 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.



Are your children getting enough Z's for success and health?

Posted 8/10/2013 in Community



Area alumni named to positions at MUW

Posted 8/10/2013 in Community


Make it yourself: An area chef demos a special dish and shares his recipe

Posted 8/7/2013 in Food

When the Starkville Community Market opens bright and early on Saturday mornings, Chef Chris Pierce is usually resting up from a busy night in the commercial kitchen of Restaurant Tyler. But when the Market asked him to put on a culinary demonstration Aug. 3, Pierce was pleased to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know his new community a little better.


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