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Military brief: Mixon graduates

Posted 3/29/2014 in Community


National storyteller, historical musician present Civil War memoir Sunday

Posted 3/27/2014 in Entertainment

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's new Hope Grows CSA can bring a homegrown harvest to your table

Posted 3/26/2014 in Food

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.


Congealed salads make a comback

Posted 3/26/2014 in Food

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.


A healthy roast bird to help welcome spring

Posted 3/26/2014 in Food

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.

Let the Games begin: Kilt up and enjoy the wow factor of Highland Games in the Golden Triangle

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment

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.

Look at Catfish in the Alley grow

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment

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.

Olympic swimmer to speak in Columbus Thursday

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment

The Gordy Honors College Forum Series continues March 27 when it welcomes four-time Olympian swimmer Amanda Beard to Columbus.

Southern Gardening: Oakleaf hydrangeas bring early spring flowers, color

Posted 3/22/2014 in Columns

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.


Being Beautiful: Fragrance: Personal expressions form lasting impressions

Posted 3/22/2014 in Columns

I am so nostalgic. In fact, I'm often so busy looking back that it's difficult for me to look forward.



Adele Elliott: Girl power

Posted 3/22/2014 in Columns

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.



Editor, Civil War historian presents at Marszalek lecture series Wednesday

Posted 3/22/2014 in Community

A retired Kansas history professor and former editor of the academic journal Civil War History will speak March 26 at Mississippi State.



Dawg Daze summer camps encourage learning, fun

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment

Registration is now open for three summer camps where kids can participate in arts and crafts, cake decorating and academics.


Community is invited to vet school open house

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment

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.


Community Calendar for the week of March 23, 2014

Posted 3/22/2014 in Entertainment



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