This "60 thing" has been a lot tougher than I thought it would be. Having lost one of my best all-time running buddies at the young age of 26, I made a promise to myself that I would never fret over a birthday.
The leaves are falling. I know this because for the past few days brown crumpled leaves from the giant shade trees lining my driveway here in Jackson stare back at me.
From the moment they pass through handsome, carved doors that once fronted the old New Orleans Stock Exchange, diners know they've arrived at a distinctive destination.
People like to hang out with the famous. You can, for instance, pay someone like Paris Hilton to come to your party, and thereby increase the chances that your guests will come away happy, although being close to Ms. Hilton might not convey any real power.
The theater group at Mississippi State University is preparing for another season in the spotlight.
The world is spinning at such a rapid pace these days. How are we ever supposed to keep up? The daily paper is not enough. We must check the Internet, social networking, anything we can glean from grocery store check-out rags, and, of course, our hairdresser.
Growing up on Plum Grove Road in Crawford, Sam Hairston loved the sound of a zinging pitch, the crisp thwack of a bat. From the dirt lot ball he played as a child, to making history in Major League and Negro League Baseball, the late Lowndes County native left a legacy that inspired the upcoming Sam Hairston Celebration Oct. 13-16.
The "Voyage of the Scientist" will be the focus of two Hazard Lecture Series presentations, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25.
Through years of working with youth and church organizations, Columbus native Christine Butler-Williams recognized that some shy away from taking leadership roles because they feel they don't know what to say.
Cooler temperatures aren't the only thing October will bring to The Golden Triangle. This month, Lawyer Henderson, along with the cast and crew of "The Governor's Daughters," will be filming around the area, according to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.
MAYHEW -- East Mississippi Community College's business and marketing management program is getting ready for StarStruck 2010, a talent competition open to the public that will award winning contestants up to $2,500 in cash and prizes.
Breast cancer ranks second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. With this in mind, Zumba enthusiasts across the nation are making a move to support breast cancer awareness.
Temperatures cooled down, so after chores Sam and I went fishing in the Prairie pond. I don't think we had been fishing since spring.
That's right, ladies. If you take your cue from the runways of New York fashion week, then on your mark, get set, go -- with the hottest trend in hair color.
One of my four cousins, Laurence Mellen, of Cleveland, Miss., called me recently with an enticing invitation. His brother, Arthur, who lives in Virginia, would be here a few days. They proposed the three of us go on a search in Clay County for our grandparents' house.
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony performed for thousands of elementary school children today and will put on another show for the public tonight during a series of concerts on the Mississippi State campus.
Bluegrass and country music fans will have the chance to support a worthy cause and witness a live performance by Starkville musicians Nash Street next weekend during a benefit show at the Greensboro Center.
For Ray Merchant, serving up smooth, silky frozen custard cones, sundaes, splits and other sweet bliss is a far cry from the gritty sleuthing he did as a railroad detective for three decades.
Mike Walker remembers the heavy knock on his door in January 2006 that turned life inside out. On the other side were law officers, with a warrant for his arrest.
The 37th annual Soroptimist style show, luncheon and silent auction Thursday, Oct. 7, will usher in fall with fresh trends like ruffles, "jeggings" and lace. But it will also have a much deeper purpose -- supporting service projects including GED education programs at Recovery House, a Lowndes County chemical dependency residential treatment center for women.
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