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Guacamole: Fresh takes on a Super Bowl classic

Posted 1/23/2013 in Food

Looking for a few simple ways to freshen up the go-to dish of the Super Bowl? We cobbled together a mighty tasty basic guacamole, then came up with four ways to turn basic into unbelievably good.


'All Things Money' Conference at EMCC to feature MEC head

Posted 1/19/2013 in Entertainment

Entrepreneurs will hear from one of the top economic development officials in the state at the All Things Money Conference set for Wednesday, Jan. 30. The program will be held at East Mississippi Community College's Douglas Building Lyceum from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



Mayfield book talk will open doors on Lowndes County's past

Posted 1/19/2013 in Entertainment

Genealogist and author Thomas Locke Mayfield will give a book talk on his newest book, "Whispers from Columbus Past: Stories from the Past that You Should Know" on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library from 2-3 p.m.



Technology enhances wedding experiences

Posted 1/19/2013 in Entertainment

Technology offers ways to improve wedding experiences for guests and connect friends and family who could not attend.


Mississippi film office celebrates 40th anniversary

Posted 1/19/2013 in Entertainment

On Thursday, the Mississippi Film Office celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special birthday cake celebration in the rotunda of the Mississippi State Capitol. Gov. Phil Bryant signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 17 as "Mississippi Film Day." The state boasts one of the five oldest film commissions in the world.


Out and About for the week of January 20, 2013

Posted 1/19/2013 in Entertainment



Community Calendar for the week of January 20, 2013

Posted 1/19/2013 in Entertainment


Columbus library hosts exhibit on 'Gee's Bend' community

Posted 1/19/2013 in Entertainment

The exhibit "Looking Back at Gee's Bend: The Photographs of John Reese, 1980" is currently on display at the Chebie G. Bateman building of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

Southern Gardening: Bare branches bring attention to lichens

Posted 1/19/2013 in Columns

When funny, mold-looking things start growing on landscape trees and shrubs, phones start ringing in Mississippi State University Extension Service offices across the state.


Being beautiful: 'Downton Abbey' brings old-world glamour into modern living rooms

Posted 1/19/2013 in Columns

'Downton Abbey," the acclaimed British drama brought to American audiences on PBS, is indeed a masterpiece which has taken the world by storm with its Edwardian setting and dramatic tensions both above and below the backstairs. The early 1900's era is revisited through all the grandeur of Edwardian fashion, even down to the romanticism of hairstyling and makeup.



Adele Elliott: Wild children

Posted 1/19/2013 in Columns

Sometimes it seems that we are surrounded by people who were raised by animals. The "bull headed," the "greedy pigs," the "sly foxes" are all around us. "Personification" and "anthropomorphism" -- we employ these concepts every day. They are shortcut explanations -- easy to understand, but usually not literal.



School news: Annunciation Honor Roll

Posted 1/19/2013 in Community



MUW's Gordy Honors College Forum Series announces spring schedule

Posted 1/19/2013 in Community

The Gordy Honors College Forum series opens Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The Forum Series continues through April presenting lectures, film and undergraduate research.



Not too late to take steps to avoid the flu

Posted 1/19/2013 in Community

With many states -- including Mississippi -- reporting high levels of flu-like illnesses, those who've avoided it so far can take steps to protect against the flu's onslaught. Even if you've had the flu this season, there still are steps you should take, said a nurse practitioner educator at Mississippi University for Women.


Think the world of opera and art music is stuffy? Angela Brown's Columbus visit will make you think again

Posted 1/19/2013 in Community

Angela Brown is a force. Whether stunning international opera audiences in roles like "Aida," singing show-stopping art songs in concert, or winning over school children with her inspired program, "Opera from a Sistah's Point of View," Angela Brown is a charming, witty, formidable force.

Cheese lovers unite, celebrate national 'holiday' with cheesy recipes

Posted 1/16/2013 in Food

I know. Believe me, I get the irony of featuring cheesy recipes the week after 300-calorie dishes filled our food pages, but Sunday is National Cheese Lovers Day -- and man does not live by calorie-counting alone.

Dream 365 expands with new events

Posted 1/16/2013 in Community

The Rev. Tony Montgomery of Columbus checks his watch a lot these days. He has numerous places to be and tasks to check off, as do Learnard Dickerson and Lavonne Harris, who complete the trio of lead organizers of Dream 365.

Hitting the right note: Music focus may inspire tomorrow's musicians (and teach them math as well)

Posted 1/12/2013 in Community

Steady rain on a gray Wednesday didn't dampen spirits inside a music room at Joe Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School in Columbus. Fifth-graders concentrated, drawing bows across strings as they performed a scale on violins for their music teacher, Tina Morgan. As the last notes faded, the children's faces were wreathed in smiles.

West Point writer keeps thrills coming in second novel

Posted 1/12/2013 in Entertainment

When we last saw the fictional Jake Crosby, he and his daughter, Katy, had narrowly survived a harrowing nightmare in the Alabama woods, hunted by drug runner Moon Pie Daniels and his band of thugs. Jake, a stockbroker and hunter, was forced to kill two of his pursuers. Moon Pie had vowed revenge.


Community Calendar for the week of January 13, 2013

Posted 1/12/2013 in Entertainment



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