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A 'legendary' weekend: Baseball legacy, music giants highlight Sam Hairston Celebration

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

Two-partseries explores 'Voyage of the Scientist'

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

The "Voyage of the Scientist" will be the focus of two Hazard Lecture Series presentations, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25.

 

 

Columbus writer authors book for church occasions

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

'Governor's Daughters' to film in area this month

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Lights go up on EMCC's StarStruck Oct. 14

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Party in pink at The Y's Zumbathon charity event

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Fishing on the edge of fall

Posted 10/2/2010 in Columns

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.

 

 

David Creel: 'Brond' is the new blonde!

Posted 10/2/2010 in Columns

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.

 

 

Betty Stone: Nostalgic quest

Posted 10/2/2010 in Columns

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.

 

 

Starkville-MSU Symphony performs today

Posted 10/1/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

Concert benefits music education

Posted 9/29/2010 in Entertainment

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.

Creamy, dreamy custard: Mimi's of Caledonia specializes in this frozen delight

Posted 9/29/2010 in Food

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.

Natural high: On the road of recovery, West Point man has new purpose

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

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.

Soroptimist's 37th style show rolls out fall trends

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

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.

Thirteen historic houses open for Fall Tour

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation's second annual Fall Tour of Homes Oct. 1-3 ushers in autumn and a diverse display of antebellum and Victorian design. From cottages to grand mansions, 13 homes will welcome visitors touring some of the South's finest architectural gems.

Last Table Talk to preview Welty Symposium

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its fall Table Talk series Sept. 29 with a preview of Mississippi University for Women's upcoming "Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium."

 

Game Day shuttles run in Starkville

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

Starkville Main Street Association, City of Starkville, and the Mississippi State University Student Association are partnering again to provide those dining or shopping in downtown Starkville with free shuttle service to and from the MSU campus for home football games.

 

 

Ward to be featured in MSU lecture series

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series will present Rufus Ward Thursday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Atrium of McCool Hall on the Starkville campus. The public is invited to this free presentation; a reception will follow.

 

 

Folksongs featured in Oct. 1 symphony concerts

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

Special daytime concerts for children in grades K-5 will culminate Oct. 1 with a 7:30 p.m. general admission performance by the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association.

 

 

David Creel: Quick fixes for beauty emergencies

Posted 9/26/2010 in Columns

We live in a world of too much, but can one ever have too much beauty knowledge? Tips, tricks and tidbits that might be trivial to some could be the difference in the life and death of bangs gone wrong or cheek color that leaves you less than blushing.

 

 

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