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Jimmie Rodgers Foundation honors legend with CD release

Posted 5/18/2013 in Community

In recognition of the 80th anniversary of the death of "The Father of Country Music," Meridian native son Jimmie Rodgers, and in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Festival, the Jimmie Rodgers Foundation on Thursday released a unique CD recorded in Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Museum.


Being beautiful: Soak it up

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columns

As I write this, it's been raining so much the past few days. Of course, my ferns are joyfully soaking up every raindrop.


Southern Gardening: Salvia varieties create colorful, informal feel

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columns

Many gardeners try to give their landscape the feel of an informal cottage garden. This garden concept has a loose, flowing feel, kind of like you just let plants grow wherever they happen to pop up in the landscape.

Beautiful berries: Don't miss 'last call' for fresh strawberries or Chef Ty's easy way to use them

Posted 5/15/2013 in Food

Sprinkled with sugar, dipped in chocolate, topping a cake or just plucked from the plant, strawberries are one of Mother Nature's sweetest gifts, and Chef Ty Thames knows it.


Pasta carbonara remade as a delicious summer salad

Posted 5/15/2013 in Food



A Stone's throw: Two thoughts

Posted 5/11/2013 in Columns

This is Mother's Day, that occasion set aside to pay tribute to the women who got us started in life.


Southern Gardening: Million Bells varieties provide summer colors

Posted 5/11/2013 in Columns

If we ever move into the warmer -- even hotter -- summer season, I'm looking forward to the prolific flowering of calibrachoa.


Possumhaw: Mothering by intention

Posted 5/11/2013 in Columns

We sat at the kitchen table conversing over coffee. In time, Heather noticed that Chloe, the youngest, had disappeared.


A sacred space: Time-worn graves on a remote ridge remind of Indian heritage and church roots

Posted 5/11/2013 in Community

Sunlight performed a dappled dance through new growth overhead, as a gentle wind sent tall grasses brushing against tombstones that have stood vigil for almost two centuries. The peace was palpable on this rural ridge in Oktibbeha County.


Community Calendar for the week of May 12, 2013

Posted 5/11/2013 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of May 12, 2013

Posted 5/11/2013 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.


Fan drive: Small acts become big blessings

Posted 5/11/2013 in Community

When a Mississippi summer hits its stride, those unable to cool their homes suffer miserably. The results can be life-threatening.


Marszalek talk to highlight 'Civil War 150' series at Columbus library

Posted 5/11/2013 in Entertainment


Organic gardens? One-stroke art? Self defense? LEP offers it all

Posted 5/11/2013 in Community

Learning a new skill, an innovative exercise, or a better way to tackle almost anything from scrapbooking to eBay is at the community's fingertips. Those subjects, plus many others, are among course offerings in the Mississippi University for Women Life Enrichment Program's upcoming summer terms.

A May tradition: Memories, delicious meals are all part of St. Paul's annual luncheon

Posted 5/8/2013 in Food

"You remember that episode of 'I Love Lucy,' with the candy on the conveyor belt? That's what the takeout room is like," joked Tom Whitaker Monday afternoon. He was talking of the annual "lunch rush" at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Women May Luncheon and Bake Sale, a much-anticipated event on Columbus' culinary calendar every spring.


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