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David Creel: To conceal, or not to conceal

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columns

Concealer ... it's a gal's best friend. It comes in a myriad of forms and a rainbow of skin tones, so if you are burning the midnight oil or just prone to under-eye circles, then you are in luck.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Cat's out of the bag

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columns

Charles' mother lived in the same house where she had raised her four boys down in Kemper County.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Big box confessional

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columns

In Columbus a few stores fill many needs. Grocery stores sell lawn furniture and panty hose. Drug stores sell Halloween costumes and develop your photos. A Shell station has a dry cleaner drop-off inside. And, of course, there is almost one-stop-shopping at the gas/pharmacy/donut factory/convenience store. If they sold clothing, you would never need to go anywhere else.

 

Trivial Pursuit pays off on 'Jeopardy' for MUW professor

Posted 7/28/2010 in Entertainment

When Alex Trebek revealed "College Towns" as a category this week on "Jeopardy," contestant Nora Corrigan of Columbus was pretty pleased. That, and other topics, helped the Mississippi University for Women assistant professor of English finish in first place on Tuesday, with more than $27,000 in winnings.

Joy of cooking: From Iceland to the Deep South, Sigga Head finds happiness in the kitchen

Posted 7/28/2010 in Food

Cookbook titles aside, that phrase, "the joy of cooking," might have been coined for Sigga Head.

 

Rob Hardy: 'Bottled and Sold'

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columns

When I go running in these hot summer afternoons, I have to make sure to drink plenty of water beforehand. It used to be that I could get a drink of water at a halfway point on at least one of my usual routes, but the public water fountain there stopped flowing a few years ago, and though the structure remains, no one seems motivated to restore the flow of water that is the reason it is there.

 

 

Rob Hardy: "A Kingdom Strange"

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columns

The Lost Colony of Roanoke was a failed initial effort of England to colonize America. It may have been a failure, but it continues to fascinate people; there is a famous outdoor stage production with music that attempts to dramatize the settlement at its site and a reconstructed fort.

 

 

Columbus' Corrigan to appear on 'Jeopardy' Tuesday

Posted 7/26/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women English professor, Dr. Nora Corrigan, will appear on the game show, "Jeopardy," set to air locally at 11 a.m. Tuesday on WLOV-TV.

 

 

Two area singers head to New Orleans auditions

Posted 7/24/2010 in Entertainment

Cideania "Sprite" Wilson of Caledonia and Stephanie Thorn of Starkville are doing something about their dreams to sing. Today, the two Golden Triangle residents are on the road to New Orleans for American Idol auditions bright and early Monday morning at the New Orleans Arena.

 

 

Richardson to present Welty program Tuesday

Posted 7/24/2010 in Entertainment

In celebration of the Eudora Welty photographic exhibit currently open at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Emma Richardson will present "Welty's Schoolteachers: Heroic Portraits" Tuesday, July 27, at 2 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the library at 314 Seventh St. N.

 

 

Bob Raymond: Feted by friends

Posted 7/24/2010 in Columns

Dai Waters Wilson and her husband, Tandy, hosted a wonderful dinner party at their home in Cady Hills for Virginia Lloyd Eselin and her husband, Tom. This was after the opening reception of Virginia's inspired art exhibit, "Before and After The Storm," at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus July 15. Virginia grew up in Columbus but lived on the coast and lost her home and most of her artwork during Hurricane Katrina.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Tours

Posted 7/24/2010 in Columns

Columbus loves to tour. In the spring, we have a world-class Pilgrimage. That, of course, is not enough. We have the Fall Tour of Homes, and a tour of Victorian homes connected with the Tennessee Williams Tribute.

 

 

David Creel: Aren't we all beautiful?

Posted 7/24/2010 in Columns

 

 

Film festival honors former MSU student

Posted 7/21/2010 in Entertainment

As Adam Kazery's friends and family tried to describe him this week, many didn't know where to start.

 

 

Anne Freeze: Fried green tomatoes (the food, not the movie)

Posted 7/21/2010 in Columns

Whew, I'm off the road for a while and so glad of it! After four days in Miami and then four in Athens, Ga., two weeks in a row, I'm thankful to wake up at home and have to plan a day here.

 

 

Big names to headline upcoming festivals

Posted 7/20/2010 in Entertainment

Two Columbus festivals are rejoicing this week. The Seventh Avenue Festival was designated as a top festival in the Southeast, and the Sam Hairston Celebration received financial backing for its musical lineup.

 

Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz to headline 2010 Bulldog Bash

Posted 7/17/2010 in Entertainment

Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Mraz, a Virginia native now living in San Diego, will headline the Sept. 24 MSU Bulldog Bash presented by Cellular South.

 

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