Sam called from the office, "I got the mail, and there's good news and bad news." The good news was I got a package, a gift of books, from a friend. The bad news was we got the electric bill, as well.
Mississippi University for Women's Department of Art and Design will host the annual Mississippi Collegiate Art Exhibition Feb. 16 through March 17. This is the first year the competition will be hosted on the MUW campus.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its Table Talk series Wednesday with a presentation by local historian and Dispatch columnist Rufus Ward.
Critically acclaimed, award-winning fiction writer Kevin Brockmeier visits Mississippi State University Feb. 24 for the English department's Robert Holland Visiting Writers Series.
The Delta Songwriter Showcase and WONA 95.1 FM radio will present a songwriters' round Saturday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Gin Mill Galleries, adjacent to the B.B. King Museum in Indianola.
Winter may still be here, but spring will be ushered in early this year at a garden event at Mississippi State University.
Shopping at the local garden center for potting mix for container plants can be confusing. A
Upcoming entertainment events in the Golden Triangle.
The largest outdoor theater in West Alabama will markedly increase entertainment options for Miss.-Ala. music fans.
Even as snow fell on the Golden Triangle, plans were well underway for the 16th annual Market Street Festival May 6-7.
Shades of Saturday Night Live. Comic spirits will be flying high Tuesday, March 1, when Chicago's legendary improv and sketch comedy theater, The Second City, comes to Columbus' Trotter Convention Center.
Tomorrow may be the holiday that inspires more angst than all the others combined. Love can seem elusive, meant for other people.
I sat on a the light blue Formica of my childhood home's bathroom counter more than a few times in awe of my mama.
I think the first time I heard of liquid crystals, they were used for a silly purpose, within the Mood Rings which were a fad 30 years ago. The "gem" held by the ring changed color; the color-change was based on the temperature of the finger, and of course that had nothing to do with the wearer's mood.
There's just something about Valentine's Day. From the first little sack "mail box" we decorated and taped to our elementary school desks for classmates to drop their Valentines in, we were hooked. Now, all grown up, we still love to be remembered -- and to remember those we care about.
It was a glorious sun filled day with beautiful flowers covering a wide plain. Among the few trees was a giant centuries old Red Oak that overshadowed an immense area. For ages the great oak had defied all storms. However, though it had survived many centuries unscathed, it still had not accomplished the purpose for which the Great Spirit had planted it.
Scudding clouds cross the sky, casting changeling shadows on a lone windmill and a shirtless man lying inert in scrubgrass at its base. The disquieting tableau pulses with unanswered questions.
Dorothy W. Colom, senior judge for the 14th Chancery Court District of Mississippi, will headline the Feb. 9 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk series and review Chris Myer Asch's award-winning "Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer."
On Thursday, Feb. 10, Columbus will play host to one of the most important African-Americans of our time -- Dick Gregory.
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