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Calling all Caledonia alumni for 81st annual banquet

Posted 5/3/2014 in Community

In an express-lane society driven by changing trends, constants come to mean more as years pass. In Caledonia, few things are more constant than the annual Caledonia High School Alumni Banquet.


Being Beautiful: Remembering the Ethel to Your Lucy

Posted 5/3/2014 in Columns

I love women. As far back as I can remember, I have always adored them.


Girlchoir celebrates 10 year milestone with concert

Posted 5/3/2014 in Community

The last word -- "small" -- takes three different notes, 26 seconds and discreet breathing. That's the challenge the Columbus Girlchoir will meet May 9 when it sings the world premiere of "Miracles" by Memphis composer J.D. Frizzell.

Habitat's Women Build looking for volunteers

Posted 5/3/2014 in Community

Even as Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity made final plans for National Women Build Week May 3-11, tornadic weather in Lowndes County was orchestrating a revision. Each spring, the nonprofit Habitat agency and Lowe's invite women to volunteer to work on a Habitat home for a local family. This year, the format will be just a bit different.

Peek inside artists' studios on tour

Posted 5/3/2014 in Entertainment

The Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) sponsors a new project to promote the visual arts plus several of Starkville's own artists.

Southern Gardening: Treat mom to Knockout, hybrid tea roses at home

Posted 5/3/2014 in Columns

Flowers are always high on the gift list for Mother's Day, and rose plants for the garden are a great way to remember the day year after year.


Adele Elliott: Maintaining balance

Posted 5/3/2014 in Columns

My week started with happy announcements and plans for celebrations.


Area photographer's photo among Smithsonian finalists

Posted 5/3/2014 in Community

Shaoshin Candy Feng of Starkville is a traveler, one who journals her explorations with a Nikon 40D camera. England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland and the Czech Republic are a few of the destinations recorded in her passport.

Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Pierce to sign novel Tuesday

Posted 5/3/2014 in Entertainment

Leakesville resident and sitting Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce will sign copies of his new novel, "Magnolia Mud" (Dogwood Press, 2014), at The Book Mart, 120 E. Main St. in Starkville, Tuesday, May 6 at 3 p.m.


School news: Heritage Academy Honor Roll

Posted 5/3/2014 in Community



Community Calendar for the week of May 4, 2014

Posted 5/3/2014 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of May 4, 2014

Posted 5/3/2014 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.


Rite of spring: St. Paul's May luncheon - generation to generation

Posted 4/30/2014 in Food

If you ask longtime Columbians to list some local rites of spring, chances are you'll hear mention of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church May Luncheon. The event, after all, has its roots in the 1800s.

A springtime take on the classic crabcake

Posted 4/30/2014 in Food

As the weather gets warmer, I cook lighter. And in The Husband's taxonomy of food, crabcakes are relatively light. So I thought I'd employ of couple of seasonal stars -- peas and radishes -- to put a spring spin on them.

It's that time: Craftsmen everywhere are prepping for Columbus' biggest party

Posted 4/28/2014 in Entertainment

Kelsey Perry is experiencing a few butterflies, the excited kind. "I know there's still a lot to be done, but I work good under pressure," she smiled, deftly wielding tin snips to transform an everyday food can into a flower blossom.

Southern Gardening: Annual flowering vinca deserves garden space

Posted 4/26/2014 in Columns

With the chance of any more spring freezes getting lower by the day, the typical home gardener is out looking for plants for when the summer temperatures start to rise. Annual flowering vinca is one that really brightens up our Mississippi summer landscapes.

Being Beautiful: Watching the woman you want to be emerge

Posted 4/26/2014 in Columns

Settling into my styling chair for the first time, Emily Haxton wasn't the least bit interested in the current edition of Veranda or a petit four, because she was wearing that oh-too-familiar frown of a woman not in love with her hair.

National Day of Prayer observance set for Thursday in Columbus

Posted 4/26/2014 in Community

The privately-funded Christian Community in Prayer committee invites citizens of Columbus and surrounding areas to join together in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse at 505 Second Ave. N. The prayer focus is "One voice united in prayer."


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