Sallie Independence Foster was 12 years old and living in Florence, Ala., when the War Between the States broke out in 1861. Her world of high-top shoes, inkwells and mail carried on horseback had to give way to a new reality. She recorded events in her diary, and kept on keeping diaries for 26 years.
Palmer Home for Children has been growing produce for its own kitchen for years, but this season, it adds a whole new twist -- by sharing the harvest with the community.
Food is very trendy. One trend I have recently observed is that congealed salads are coming back. I love any kind of congealed salad. My mama always had one in the refrigerator when I was growing up. Her mama, my Mamaw, always had one as well. I prepare them occasionally, but my boys never really cared for them. Steve always said they were dessert.
Our spring feasts -- often centered around Passover and Easter -- typically call for a center-of-the-plate star like brisket or lamb. Of course they're delicious, but both can seriously ramp up the fat and calories in a meal that tends to put the groan into groaning board even before the main course is served.
Ryan Woodard and John Hill used the last rays of sunlight Tuesday to replace divots. Lots of divots. But this was no game of golf. These chunks of turf had exploded from the ground from the force of a heavy mallet. And the conscientious divot-menders moving methodically across the Starkville Sportsplex field, heads down, were wearing kilts.
A special event in Columbus has been getting good buzz. On Saturday, March 29, Catfish in the Alley returns to the Friendly City for the 2014 Spring Pilgrimage.
The Gordy Honors College Forum Series continues March 27 when it welcomes four-time Olympian swimmer Amanda Beard to Columbus.
The signs are all around us. Red maples and redbuds are flowering, and yellow jessamine is scrambling and blooming along fences and way up in trees. This winter's low temperatures have the ornamental pears really putting on a show.
I am so nostalgic. In fact, I'm often so busy looking back that it's difficult for me to look forward.
We have probably all heard of Emma Thompson, the glamorous English movie star. Columbus can lay claim to another precious Emma Thompson, this one a recent graduate of The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.
A retired Kansas history professor and former editor of the academic journal Civil War History will speak March 26 at Mississippi State.
Registration is now open for three summer camps where kids can participate in arts and crafts, cake decorating and academics.
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is inviting visitors of all ages to attend its 29th annual Open House April 4 and 5.