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A shaved salsa that needs no tomatoes, no chopping

Posted 8/13/2014 in Food

We generally assume two things about salsa that we shouldn't.


Adele Elliott: Sugar and spice

Posted 8/11/2014 in Columns

We Southerners love things that are sweet. We can whip up a dessert out of almost anything in the world: fruits, vegetables, even stale bread -- all may end up in concoctions worthy of being served on Mount Olympus.


Have a CSI itch to scratch? Forensic sleuth John Ross may be your man

Posted 8/9/2014 in Community

Have a conversation with John Ross, and topics like lividity, paraffin tests, toxicology, insect larvae and such may come up. It's not that Ross, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel in Columbus, is preoccupied with criminal nature or the macabre. It's only that forensic science fascinates him.

TWT's Moon Lake Party to showcase Broadway veteran

Posted 8/9/2014 in Entertainment

The 13th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes Sept. 8-14 will bring a Broadway flair to Columbus as Joel Vig makes a return visit to the Golden Triangle.

Campbell's latest work to show in Facing South

Posted 8/9/2014 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University Associate Professor of sculpture Critz Campbell of West Point presents a body of new work in Facing South, an exhibit opening Friday, Aug. 15 at the Cullis Wade Depot/MSU Welcome Center gallery on the university campus.

Southern Gardening: Caladiums stand out in landscapes, containers

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columns

Colorful caladiums at a popular theme park fascinated me on a recent trip to Florida. They were everywhere I looked.


Being Beautiful: What do students learn while teachers teach?

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columns

I hold such a tender spot in my heart for teachers.


Plan personalized gifts months ahead of time

Posted 8/9/2014 in Entertainment

This time of year, it's our faces -- not winter snow drifts -- that are glistening in the sunlight, but it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas. By planning now, you can avoid sweating about gift ideas during the holidays.


Out and About for the week of August 10, 2014

Posted 8/9/2014 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.



Community Calendar for the week of August 10, 2014

Posted 8/9/2014 in Entertainment


Lee Class of '64 makes donation to local history department

Posted 8/9/2014 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Local History Department recently received a monetary donation from the Stephen D. Lee High School Class of 1964 Reunion Committee. The class held its 50th anniversary reunion April 4-5 in Columbus.


W announces fall luncheons

Posted 8/9/2014 in Community



Macon to welcome community historian

Posted 8/9/2014 in Community

Genealogist and writer Sharon Leslie Morgan will visit Macon to present her book "Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade" (Beacon Press, 2012).


Supersized: A Columbus grower's garden shows off at summer's end

Posted 8/6/2014 in Food

A couple of days ago, an email came my way with a photo of Benny Yarbrough holding a brag-worthy tomato. Yarbrough wasn't looking for attention, but had shared the picture because it was the largest tomato he's harvested in all his years of gardening.


Market Fresh: One-upped by Martha Stewart

Posted 8/6/2014 in Food

I have become hooked on throwing fresh cherry tomatoes into some olive oil in a skillet and adding whatever to make a sauce for whatever.


A do-ahead dinner to make back-to-school smoother

Posted 8/6/2014 in Food

Those first few weeks when the kids head back to school can be among the most hectic for families.

When life gets messy...a Journey to Freedom may have the answers

Posted 8/3/2014 in Community

It wasn't so long ago that Linda Warnat saw a flyer at the Frank P. Phillips Y in downtown Columbus for a class called Journey to Freedom: Your Start to a Lifetime of Hope, Health and Happiness. Warnat isn't quite sure why, but she was compelled to sign up for the eight-week experience.

Youngsters can add their 'two cents' to Mother Goose Endowment

Posted 8/3/2014 in Community

The Mother Goose Endowment for Literacy and Advancement at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will soon benefit from the generosity of the community's youngest citizens.


Adele Elliott: Contemporary plagues

Posted 8/3/2014 in Columns

These days we have much to worry about. Climate change, the economy and whether or not aliens will be accepted into heaven (the ones from outer space, not the ones from south of our border) are a few troubles on our lists that are sure to produce anxiety.



'Partial to Home' to replace Paramours concert

Posted 8/3/2014 in Entertainment

A scheduled Aug. 9 concert and two workshops by the Twangtown Paramours of Nashville, Tennessee, have been unavoidably postponed, the Columbus Arts Council announced Wednesday.



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