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And the beat goes on ... WMSV celebrates 20 year milestone with music and memories

Posted 2/9/2014 in Community

Station Manager Steve Ellis remembers that morning 20 years ago. The time was just before 6 a.m., March 21, 1994, and he was about to flip the switch for the first broadcast from WMSV 91.1, a new radio station on the Mississippi State University campus.

Big Band Theory returns to Trotter Convention Center

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

Gill Harris and the Big Band Theory will resurrect the lush harmonies of saxes, trombones, trumpets and a rhythm section at Trotter Convention Center in Columbus on Friday, Feb. 21. The sounds that first became so popular in the 1920s and '30s will begin at 7 p.m.

Rick of 'Rick and Bubba' to share humor, hope with local audience

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

Rick Burgess' humor and antics are well documented on radio airwaves around the country virtually every day. His Christian faith is equally well-known.


Adele Elliott: On the road again

Posted 2/9/2014 in Columns

Chris and I have been without a car, on and off, since Thanksgiving. The only reason that we had food in the house (especially pet food), is because of our generous neighbors, Jyl Barefield and Greg Nayden. They chauffeured us to the grocery, to the Miller Marine party, and to the drugstore to pick up my meds.



Being Beautiful: Valentine ideas for the guys, from the guys

Posted 2/9/2014 in Columns

Recently, I was going through boxes of my mama's old photographs when I found all the valentines she had tucked away from years gone by.



A Stone's throw: Eighty-eight times eight

Posted 2/9/2014 in Columns

It is a shame that I cannot write about something that I have done before I do it, so that if it is good, I can recommend it to readers. I do not get to go to sneak previews very often, however; I just have to write after the fact.


'Which is Which' kicks off Table Talk series

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library launches its annual Table Talk series on Wednesday, Feb. 12 with a visit by the King twins -- Katherine and Margaret. The sisters entertained audiences last year when they introduced their memoirs, "Y'all Twins?"


Social media drives reception food trends

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

Websites and social media are providing couples with creative ideas for reception foods and themes reflecting their personalities and love for friends and family.



MSU Lyceum event to feature bard-inspired 'green-eyed monster'

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

Shakespeare's popular tragedy that plums the depths of jealously and rage launches the 2014 spring Lyceum Series at Mississippi State.



Out and About for the week of February 9, 2014

Posted 2/9/2014 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.



Community Calendar for the week of February 9, 2014

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment


A taste of India: Indian cuisine broadens Columbus community's palate

Posted 2/5/2014 in Food

It's our good luck the wide, wonderful world of food has so many fascinating cuisines to explore. Columbus just got one more. With the official opening of its first Indian menu restaurant Feb. 1, the city moved closer to truly having something for every palate.


Tex-Mex meets classic comfort

Posted 2/5/2014 in Food

A lot of casual party grub generally can often be classified one of two ways -- spicy Tex-Mex or basic comfort.


A fowl take on fresh spring rolls

Posted 2/5/2014 in Food

Why do we never see fresh spring rolls stuffed with chicken?

Valentine's meal that's sweet even before dessert

Posted 2/5/2014 in Food

Why wait for dessert to give your Valentine's Day dinner a sweet touch? We've created a delicious savory dinner that has a sweet side thanks to a touch of honey.

To the big screen: A Columbus native gets a 'ride along'

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

If you've seen the new blockbuster hit movie "Ride Along," then you've seen the work of Columbus native and stuntman Justin Evans. If you haven't yet seen the action flick, you've probably seen other examples of Evans' work without even realizing it.

MSU Riley Center announces a star-studded lineup

Posted 2/1/2014 in Entertainment

The Mississippi State University Riley Center in Meridian has released the lineup for its spring and summer Performing Arts Series. The star factor is high.

CAC to present more than a wee bit o' music Friday

Posted 2/1/2014 in Entertainment

Jil Chambless and Scooter Muse have a deep-seated affinity for the music of Scotland and Ireland. It is rooted in the rhythms and lyrics that pass down tales of an olden world steeped in legend and lore. And of a new world forged by immigrants and adventurers.

Southern Gardening: Spring dreams: Hybrid Superbells are a colorful hit

Posted 2/1/2014 in Columns

Garden catalogs are arriving in my mailbox at a pace I haven't seen in quite a few years. Every day, a new catalog tries to tempt me to plant the latest and greatest this spring. The parade of polar vortexes with extreme low temperatures is only making matters worse.


Local Landscapes: Control those winter weeds

Posted 2/1/2014 in Columns

It's usually around this time of year that those annoying winter weeds start popping up in our front yards.



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