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A short history course on Thanksgiving foods

Posted 11/27/2013 in Food

Ask the people around the table on Thursday about the history of Thanksgiving, and most will say something about the Pilgrims.



Crisp, sweet cookies that are just a bit healthy

Posted 11/27/2013 in Food

I was a happy little butterball when I was a kid. Sweets were my thing, desserts in particular. And chocolate desserts most of all. The one exception to the rule? My grandmother's oatmeal cookies.


Loss of limb never slows down athlete-turned-mom

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community

LeAnn Sanders Shelton firmly believes softball helped her overcome the loss of her left arm. The lawn mower accident that took it happened when she was 4. The Reform, Ala., native began playing ball at age 5. Softball gave Shelton challenges and hard knocks. But it also instilled in her discipline and dedication.

Photos: Autumn Leaves

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community

I first heard the song "Autumn Leaves" when I was very young. My parents often played pianist Roger Williams' 1955 chart-topping instrumental version on the turntable in the den. Williams' incredible runs down the keyboard perfectly evoke visions of leaves, red and gold, drifting to earth.


Being beautiful: Thankful for a hundred thousand things

Posted 11/23/2013 in Columns

I see Christmas everywhere, and that must mean it's time for Thanksgiving. Even though my table is set with turkey motif dishes surrounded by pumpkins, gourds and acorns, I confess the other rooms are spilling over with Christmas decor.



A Stone's throw: Thanksgiving freebie

Posted 11/23/2013 in Columns

My sister's mother-in-law was Louise Whiting, who was for years the oldest newspaper woman in Georgia, probably in terms of both age and tenure.


Southern Gardening: Ornamental cabbage and kale add garden pizzazz

Posted 11/23/2013 in Columns

It's not too late to plant your winter color, but when you go to the garden center, resist the temptation to head straight for the pansies and violas. Consider putting some colorful ornamental kale and cabbage in your landscape this winter.

Pioneer families remembered with Bible donation to Columbus library

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community

Lowndes County produced Revolutionary War patriots. The Bernard Romans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to know more about who they were, what they did and where they rest in peace.


Adele Elliott: Thanksgiving

Posted 11/23/2013 in Columns

This week we are probably thinking about the things we are thankful for. My husband, Chris, is grateful for all the wonderful goodies that we will eat, especially turkey sandwiches. I am grateful to our friend Betty Miller, who invited us to share the special Thanksgiving meal with her family.



Symphony to present sounds of the season

Posted 11/23/2013 in Entertainment

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will perform music of the season during a Dec. 3 concert at the city's First Baptist Church, 106 E. Lampkin St.



Out and About for the week of November 24, 2013

Posted 11/23/2013 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 November 24, 2013

Posted 11/23/2013 in Entertainment



School news: Immanuel Honor Roll

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community



No national launch for McRib sandwich amid menu changeup

Posted 11/22/2013 in Food

McDonald's, which has been struggling to keep up with a raft of new menu items, says the McRib won't be available nationally this year.


Tradition and treats: Thanksgiving heralds the 53rd annual Country Store Bake Sale

Posted 11/20/2013 in Food

Peek at the calendars of many a Thanksgiving hostess in Columbus and surrounds, and there's a good chance you'll see next Tuesday flagged in red. That's when the doors of the Stephen D. Lee Home open for two of the most anticipated hours of the year -- the Country Store Bake Sale.

Teamwork: A Columbus woman and her 'perfect match' tackle graduate school together

Posted 11/18/2013 in Community

The phrase "a perfect match" is usually reserved for cheesy dating sites and the greeting card industry, but for Sandra Bullins, it came with four sturdy legs and gleaming black fur. That was in June 2012, when she was partnered with the male Labrador guide dog that would expand all her horizons.

It's 'onward and upward' for the Mother Goose Endowment fund

Posted 11/18/2013 in Community

Edwina Williams sat down at the piano in the antebellum home Errolton the evening of April 1 to entertain, she thought, for a surprise birthday party. The surprise, as it turns out, was on her.


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