Roots. As a little girl, Linda Lou Richardson couldn't get enough of the tinny tunes coming from her parents' old battery-operated radio. "LuLu" would dance through the house, clutching a ragged straw broom like a treasured guitar, singing along to Hank Williams Sr., live from the Grand Ole Opry.
Sir Harold W. Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will be featured Oct. 26 in a special program at Mississippi State.
On Sunday, Oct. 30, the beautifully plaintive song of the bagpipe will call the congregation of Columbus' First Presbyterian Church to worship at the "top of the hill" on Bluecutt Road.
The staff at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Sales Store, located on Mississippi State University's campus, is encouraging patrons to place orders now for the holidays and to take advantage of products suited to tailgating.
The exuberant beat of an "alligator" drum and plink of marimbas will ring out at Starkville's McKee Park on Lynn Lane Saturday at the grand opening of the first phase of the Pilot Club Music Trail at 10 a.m.
Murder and mystery take centerstage Oct. 27-29 when the Department of Music and Theatre at Mississippi University for Women presents Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" in Cromwell Theatre.
It is said that the difference between women's magazines and men's is that magazines aimed at women are all about self-improvement, and men's are about how great they are. I do most of my magazine reading in the checkout line at Kroger (aka K. Roger, thanks to Ms. Stone!). It appears that there is much truth to this.
I have been in the business of beauty for 20 years, whether in the hustle and bustle of one of my salons or armed with an arsenal of brushes at the makeup counters, so this fellow knows some tricks you are sure to find a treat this fall.
History is like a big puzzle. There are scattered pieces tucked away in different collections, archives and books just waiting to be assembled. Sometimes these scattered pieces come together and what had been unassociated events help to form a complete story.
The 23rd annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium Oct. 20-22 in Columbus embraces the theme "Crossing Cultures in the South: 'into the lovely room full of strangers.'" The phrase is drawn from Welty's story, "The Bride of Innisfallen." With it, the symposium celebrates the role of international writers in Southern literature and the influence of other cultures on Southern writers.
On Friday, Oct. 28, "Spirited Columbus" tours will explore the city's "haunted past." Deluxe mini-buses will carry passengers on tours departing at 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. from the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market site at 200 Second Ave. N.
It's time to put your best face forward. Facial shapes come in a variety of different forms: round, oblong, oval, square, triangular, diamond and heart-shaped. You don't need a how-to book or even a stylist to help; simply face the mirror and trace the outline of your face with an eyeliner pencil. Stand back and marvel.
Lately, because of my growing addiction to newspaper puzzles, I have taken to reading the funnies again. Some of them are frankly political, even though they are usually the ones that can make me laugh out loud.
October is my favorite month. It is in this month that Southerners expect to feel a coolness in the air, finally. It is the time when leaves turn to flames and jewels. It is the month of Halloween.
The Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center is "raising the roof" with its second annual New York City Trip Raffle.
Terry Brewer doesn't cry when she discusses her personal battle with breast cancer, but when she begins to talk about her daughter's fight, the tears fall freely.
The Possum Town Quilters present nationally known quilter, teacher, author and fabric designer Karen Combs at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., Columbus.
Some of the area's best cooks are sharpening up their skills for one of the latest additions to the Caledonia Day Festival set for Friday and Saturday.
There are a lot of misconceptions about breast cancer. Oncology Nurse Navigator Amanda Mordecai, of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, hears them every day. Thursday, she hopes to do a little myth-busting at the hospital's first breast cancer education luncheon, a free program which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the hospital's Patient Tower Education Rooms 4 and 5.
These days everything we buy comes with instructions and detailed warnings. Aerosol cans have labels that warn us to keep them away from open flames. Shampoos clearly state that the contents are for external use only.