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Out and About for the week of April 14, 2013

Posted 4/13/2013 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.



Community Calendar for the week of April 14, 2013

Posted 4/13/2013 in Entertainment


Marvel Comics editor talks 'Superheroes' at Gordy Forum Thursday

Posted 4/13/2013 in Entertainment

The Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women will host Bill Rosemann as part of its Forum Speakers Series Thursday, April 18. The longtime editor with Marvel Comics will speak on the topic "Superheroes On and Off the Page."

Southern Gardening: Senorita Rosalita, Sparkler cleomes are good in gardens

Posted 4/13/2013 in Columns

One of the flowering plants I remember from my youth is the cleome. I loved these tall plants with flowers I thought looked a little spidery.


Adele Elliott: Saturday night style

Posted 4/13/2013 in Columns

I live a life that jetsetters would envy. My jaunts up and down Highway 45 North and through downtown Columbus could be the inspiration for a romance novelist. Those occasional journeys to Starkville or West Point probably set the "Beautiful People's" hearts aflutter.



A Stone's throw: Fur-thermore

Posted 4/13/2013 in Columns

Recently I spent a few days in a city so cold my nose did not warm up for a week. In all that bitter chill I was surprised not to notice a single fur coat. I saw many of those puffy coats and jackets that are efficiently warming, but no fur that I recall.



Military brief: Jones graduates

Posted 4/13/2013 in Community



Military brief: Hodges graduates

Posted 4/13/2013 in Community


MUW prepares to welcome Homecoming alumni and guests

Posted 4/13/2013 in Community

Homecoming at Mississippi University for Women promises to be one of the most exciting yet as the university welcomes alumni and guests back with a host of events scheduled for April 18-21.

JA of Columbus preserves history with donation to library

Posted 4/13/2013 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus celebrated seven decades of service to children in Lowndes County, and honored the memory of a revered life member, during National Junior Auxiliary Week April 7-13.


Things to do at Grilling on the River

Posted 4/11/2013 in Entertainment


Awesome asparagus: Spring means the return of this popular fresh vegetable

Posted 4/10/2013 in Food

Spring fever is in the air, and for foodies that means the welcome arrival of fresh spring vegetables. Asparagus is a frequent favorite on that list. Grilled, steamed, stir-fried, roasted, in salads or puréed in soup, this flowering perennial that comes in green, purple and white is a versatile hit.

Make a sweet start with fruit punch cupcakes

Posted 4/10/2013 in Food

Bright citrusy flavors. Splashes of colorful sugary confetti. Rich creamy frosting flecked with berries. These cupcakes have it all and are a perfect way to welcome spring.

Charity Ball royalty recognized for achievements and service

Posted 4/6/2013 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus revealed its 2013 Charity Ball king and queen Saturday at the 63rd annual Ball held at Trotter Convention Center.

Ask Rufus: Ole Homestead: One of Mississippi's oldest raised cottages

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

The Ole Homestead is one of the oldest homes in north Mississippi. The house is a vernacular raised cottage that stylistically reflects a Creole influence. Built between 1821 and 1829, it is the oldest known surviving building within the original town limits of Columbus. It is also believed to be the third oldest surviving raised cottage in Mississippi and is probably the oldest one surviving north of the old Natchez District.


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