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Gene and Dale Robertson make sweet music and memories

Posted 6/20/2010 in Entertainment

For more than a quarter of a century, father and son have shared the stage, performing side by side in the band known as Gene Robertson and the Echoes -- Dad on bass and vocals, Dale on guitar and vocals.

 

Rob Hardy: Mystery Cults of the Ancient World

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columns

You weren't supposed to understand the secrets of the ancient Greek and Roman mystery cults in the times that they flourished, unless you were yourself an initiate.

 

For our four-legged friends: Humane Society's new facility is still the goal

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columns

A rusty hinge lay on the slanted concrete floor of the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society. Director Karen Johnwick sighs, leans down and picks up the scrap, and shakes her head. "You can only put a Band-Aid on something for so long," she says despondently. "We don't want to spend money here; we want to invest in the new place."

 

Bob Raymond: CAFB group feted at Graham compound

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columns

Jimmy and Joann Graham hosted a post-Pilgrimage appreciation party at their Sykes Place compound last Thursday evening.

 

 

Betty Stone: A grand's wedding

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columns

I guess I never anticipated getting to this spot, never thought ahead far enough to imagine one of my grandchildren getting married. I knew they would grow up, of course, that I, too, would get older. I just ignored the fact. Actually, in many ways I still do.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Love for sale

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columns

They say you can't buy love. For the most part, that is true. There are many examples of love that is "purchased." I'm not talking about the "oldest profession." I'm thinking more of people (both genders) who marry for, or because of, money.

 

 

Kirkpatrick receives Kossen Faculty Excellence Award

Posted 6/13/2010 in Entertainment

Mary Jo Kirkpatrick, chair of the Associate in Science Nursing program at Mississippi University for Women, was recently honored with the Kossen Faculty Excellence Award.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Porch people

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columns

My first house had a porch, and every house since then has had a porch. My grandma's house had a porch. Porch people begat porch people.

 

 

David Creel: A kitchen beautician: Then and now

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columns

"Close your eyes, bend over, and let me know if the water's too hot." Before your imagination runs away with you, allow me to interpret those words.

 

 

Pinchuk named MUW Faculty Member of the Year

Posted 6/13/2010 in Entertainment

Dr. George V. Pinchuk, associate professor of biology, was recently named Faculty Member of the Year at Mississippi University for Women.

 

Buon appetito! Golden Triangle cook designs an Italian menu for special event

Posted 6/9/2010 in Food

Ah, Italian cuisine. It's among some of the world's richest and most varied. From quick late-night snacks to complex culinary creations, Italy's flavorful foods are frequent favorites of the American palate.

 

Rob Hardy; Measureless Peril

Posted 6/8/2010 in Columns

South Pacific is a musical set in the naval war in the Pacific during World War II. There were no musicals about the naval war in the Atlantic. Richard Snow, in his book, "A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II" (Scribner), points out the difference.

 

Friday marks local release show for Mississippi John Doude

Posted 6/8/2010 in Entertainment

Even as John Doude studied engineering at Mississippi State University, the music called. After two years of college, the McCool native answered it. His swampy blend of Southern rock, deep roots blues and Americana has been drawing in fans ever since.

'Plant' your questions on the 'Gestalt Gardener'

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

"There is something terribly wrong if you aren't growing -- and even sharing -- at least one or two pretty things you can eat," preaches Felder Rushing.

 

Adele Elliott: Ghost stories

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columns

My house is filled with noises. "Things ... go bump in the night" ... and the day. Most of the time, we know it is only squirrels in the attic. They clatter through the walls and rattle around the spaces next to fireplaces.

 

Camp Rising Sun remembers one of their own

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

The chance spotting of a small piece of paper on a bulletin board at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., more than 16 years ago first brought Tara Jo Stover into the lives of Camp Rising Sun volunteers. Bonds of friendship and love firmly kept her there.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Blessed are the PO-lice

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columns

These are some top "cop" stories from when I was the liaison between a charity organization and law enforcement, a little peek behind closed doors.

 

 

David Creel: Gathering and gossiping from Mary Kay to the morgue

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columns

Women gather. Well, that's what my daddy always said and still to this day can be heard mumbling, "Humph, women gather and just gossip 'bout nuthin'."

 

The age of Generals: Alums fondly remember Columbus' Lee High

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

As 'Lee High' nears closing, a building's history stirs memories

Rufus Ward: Columbus and D-Day

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columns

Today marks the 66th anniversary of D-Day and it brings to mind the role that people from our area played in World War II. Though World War II seems like old history now, I grew up surrounded by relatives to whom it was very real.

 

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