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Adele Elliott: A primer for pilgrims

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

It is once again that wonderful season of the year. Not to be confused with cold and flu season, or football season, or even hunting season. This is the time when we welcome our visitors from alternate realities, the ones we call "pilgrims."


Southern Gardening: The case of the missing blue petunia

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

The story you are about to read is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. It was a spring morning several years ago, just like this morning when I received the call. I thought it was going to be like many others I receive. I was wrong.


Being beautiful: If you don't look good, I don't look good

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

One of my favorite pinch-me moments came some years ago when I met the late Vidal Sassoon, an icon in the world of hairdressing.


West Point preps for first annual Art Walk set for April 13

Posted 4/6/2013 in Community

Organizers are describing it as a "perfect storm" -- a mighty spring storm of creative art and festivities that will hit West Point Saturday when the West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents the first annual Historic Downtown Art Walk.

Cotton District songwriting winners announced

Posted 4/6/2013 in Entertainment

It can happen anywhere. Michael Hardy was in a deer stand during Christmas break a year or so ago when inspiration hit.

Nothing 'peculiar' about Table Talk's featured guest

Posted 4/6/2013 in Entertainment

Friends of the Library is pleased to welcome poetess Catherine Pierce to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library for Table Talk on Wednesday, April 10.


School news: Columbus High Honor Roll

Posted 4/6/2013 in Community



Community Calendar for the week of April 7, 2013

Posted 4/6/2013 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of April 7, 2013

Posted 4/6/2013 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.



Explosive tap shines in Tuesday's Lyceum show

Posted 4/6/2013 in Entertainment

A high-energy cast of eight dancers and two singers will be in the spotlight April 9 during Mississippi State's next Lyceum Series event.


Pork scallopini? Bread pudding? Asian cuisine? Yes, you can do it. Learn how in a new series of cooking classes

Posted 4/3/2013 in Food

The kitchen of J. Broussard's Restaurant in downtown Columbus is most often bustling when guests fill its dining rooms, eager for the distinctive cuisine prepared by Chef Beth Broussard Rogers and her staff. But for the next four Monday nights -- and on 11 Saturdays between now and July 27 -- Chef Beth will share her expertise there with avid area cooks.

EMCC to present debut of original play Thursday

Posted 4/3/2013 in Entertainment

East Mississippi Community College will present the debut performance of "Interference," a play by theater instructor Don Vaughan, Thursday, April 4. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum auditorium, Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew.

Ask Rufus: A Columbus pioneer returns: Dr. Gideon Lincecum

Posted 4/2/2013 in Columns

Gideon Lincecum was one of the most interesting people to have ever lived in Columbus.


Adele Elliott: Passion

Posted 3/30/2013 in Columns

I spent some time recently with Aimee and Kenneth Shaw of Shaw Pit Bull Rescue. They are animal lovers with a passion for Pit Bulls. These two, along with a group of volunteers called the "Pit Crew," devote much of their time and most of their income to rescuing this much maligned breed.


Hope is on the line: When all seems lost, CONTACT's suicide prevention training can save lives

Posted 3/30/2013 in Community

Amy remembers the day she picked up a razor to attack the seething anger she had bottled inside. At that drastic moment, life simply seemed too heavy to bear. The abrupt loss of her longtime job and the deaths of her father, mother and grandmother had propelled her toward crises.

Public officials to share their favorite childhood books at Table Talk

Posted 3/30/2013 in Community

Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host April's first Table Talk this Wednesday, April 3. Find out how some of our local political office holders will finish this sentence: "My favorite childhood book is ... "

Market Street Festival gets funky May 3

Posted 3/30/2013 in Entertainment

Market Street Festival 2013 in downtown Columbus will kick off Friday night, May 3, when high-powered funk-rockers Mother's Finest deliver their blend of driving rhythms and expressive R&B vocals.

Southern Gardening: Redbuds make bold color statement in early spring

Posted 3/30/2013 in Columns

Mississippi has many flowering native trees, and one that gets its fair share of attention this time of year is the redbud. These trees flower early in the spring before most other trees have started to leaf out after their winter naps.


Being beautiful: Simple beauty tips for defying time

Posted 3/30/2013 in Columns

Bangs or Botox? It's one of many moves which a woman of a certain age might ponder. Like a game of chess, the next step requires thought and must be strategic because the stakes are high when the opponent is age. Father Time waits for no one.



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