Jobie Martin lost his life in a tragic automobile accident on Interstate 220 in Jackson a few weeks ago. He was 91. He was a broadcasting legend over where I grew up. I was one of his biggest fans.
I have always loved pink. Secretly, of course, because little boys just did not express themselves with a feminine color like pink, but somewhere between eighth grade and high school yearbook camp, the '80s happened.
The next time someone complains about the self-centered nature of today's youth, point them to Heritage Academy alumnus Drew Estes and the junior class at Immanuel Center for Christian Education.
Family, friends and members of the extended community at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus will gather Friday, April 15, to dedicate the Dorabel Craig Memorial Garden. The ceremony to honor Dorabel Moore Craig, Class of 1938, will take place at 1:30 p.m.
"Clean Sweep Columbus, a Great American Clean-up Event" is searching for volunteers to help clean up the Friendly City. Clean Sweep will kick off Saturday, April 16, at 9 a.m. at the Magnolia Bowl in downtown Columbus.
At age 95, Norma Bagnall is still filling in the blanks. The Massachusetts resident, who is a frequent visitor to Columbus, became a snowbird this year to escape the unusually harsh New England winter.
The horticulture club at Mississippi State University will offer garden enthusiasts a wide variety of plants and educational seminars at their annual spring plant sale.
Nov. 2, 1909, was to be a red letter day for Columbus. President William H. Taft was coming to town. He was to be accompanied by his Secretary of War, Hon. J. M. Dickinson, a Columbus native. (A few years later, Crawford native T. W. Gregory served as Woodrow Wilson's Attorney General.)
The dazzling "Moby Dick" is not simply about whaling. Melville's grand and exhilarating volume is about good and evil, nature, the futility and magnificence of human endeavor, and literature itself, to list just a few subjects.
Walking through Friendship Cemetery at night, the Tales from the Crypt student performers have an almost ghostly quality as they tell their tales. But this year, three of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students may also look a little familiar.
Three kitchens that hit the right notes will be open Saturday in support of the Columbus Girlchoir and its 57 members.
At its 61st annual Charity Ball Saturday, Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announced the 2011 Ball king and queen and celebrated community service.
"In times like these, it's so easy to lose perspective, to get our eyes on everything that seems to be falling apart," said Mike Weaver, lead singer of Big Daddy Weave, the contemporary Christian band that will perform at Rent Auditorium in Columbus April 10.
History is rich with stories of pilgrims. Sometimes they are fleeing religious persecution. They may be traveling toward Mecca, the shrine of a special saint, or even a battlefield.
Snow was piled to the tops of doors, even to the eaves of some houses. Residents had had to cut corridors through the drifts to get out to the street.
Spring is well underway, and the bright yellow rays of the daffodils' smiles have popped up everywhere with the magnificent rainbow of azalea blossoms competing for the attention.
Mott Ellis was recently selected to serve on the Mid-South Division Relay For Life Training Team. This group of volunteers provides training to Relay For Life volunteers across the six state division.
Lynne Bryant makes her home in Colorado now, but it's the author's deeply-entrenched Mississippi roots that inspired her first novel, "Catfish Alley," just released by Penguin/NAL Accent. What better time than Columbus' Spring Pilgrimage to return to where it all began and introduce her characters to her hometown?
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will launch its April Table Talk series on Wednesday, April 6, at noon in the library meeting room, 314 Seventh St. N. As a salute to National Poetry Month, the Table Talks will focus on the oldest of literary art forms -- the poem.
You're never too old for a field trip -- it just has to be the right kind of trip. That's what the 31 mostly middle- to older-age members of the non-credit antiques class at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., decided.
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