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Rob Hardy; Measureless Peril

Posted 6/8/2010 in Columns

South Pacific is a musical set in the naval war in the Pacific during World War II. There were no musicals about the naval war in the Atlantic. Richard Snow, in his book, "A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II" (Scribner), points out the difference.

 

Friday marks local release show for Mississippi John Doude

Posted 6/8/2010 in Entertainment

Even as John Doude studied engineering at Mississippi State University, the music called. After two years of college, the McCool native answered it. His swampy blend of Southern rock, deep roots blues and Americana has been drawing in fans ever since.

'Plant' your questions on the 'Gestalt Gardener'

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

"There is something terribly wrong if you aren't growing -- and even sharing -- at least one or two pretty things you can eat," preaches Felder Rushing.

Camp Rising Sun remembers one of their own

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

The chance spotting of a small piece of paper on a bulletin board at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., more than 16 years ago first brought Tara Jo Stover into the lives of Camp Rising Sun volunteers. Bonds of friendship and love firmly kept her there.

The age of Generals: Alums fondly remember Columbus' Lee High

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

As 'Lee High' nears closing, a building's history stirs memories

 

Adele Elliott: Ghost stories

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columns

My house is filled with noises. "Things ... go bump in the night" ... and the day. Most of the time, we know it is only squirrels in the attic. They clatter through the walls and rattle around the spaces next to fireplaces.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Blessed are the PO-lice

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columns

These are some top "cop" stories from when I was the liaison between a charity organization and law enforcement, a little peek behind closed doors.

 

 

David Creel: Gathering and gossiping from Mary Kay to the morgue

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columns

Women gather. Well, that's what my daddy always said and still to this day can be heard mumbling, "Humph, women gather and just gossip 'bout nuthin'."

 

Rufus Ward: Columbus and D-Day

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columns

Today marks the 66th anniversary of D-Day and it brings to mind the role that people from our area played in World War II. Though World War II seems like old history now, I grew up surrounded by relatives to whom it was very real.

 

Bob Raymond: California visitors enjoy whirlwind of Southern hospitality

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columns

Local author Deborah Schumaker's recent house guests were her son Matthew, his wife Malena Watrous and their 2 year-old son Max from San Francisco.

 

 

Sounds of Summer in the air tonight

Posted 6/3/2010 in Entertainment

If you're downtown tonight around 7, be still and listen. You might hear the Sounds of Summer.

 

Flying high: With courses blooming in the Golden Triangle, disc golfers think sport poised to take off

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

The golfer steps up to the tee. Evaluates distance, line, the breeze. Focused on the fairway, he assumes position. His friends stop their easy banter, falling still and silent.

 

Columbus library launches adult summer program

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

"Water Your Mind -- Read" is this summer's theme at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library located at 314 Seventh St. N. in Columbus.

 

 

Musical 'Pops in Pink' brings back the good ole days

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

"Lipstick on Your Collar," "P.S. I Love You" and "Where the Boys Are" are a sampling of the musical gems in store at the Center for Breast Health and Imaging Pops in Pink fundraiser in Starkville Saturday, June 5.

 

'The First 55 Years': Opry veteran preserves a piece of musical history

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

Fiddling has been a way of life for Jim Brock of Pickens County, Alabama. From the radio and TV show circuits of the 1950s and '60s, to the revered Grand Old Opry stage, he's been there. As fiddler with Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys, Bill Monroe and Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Brock helped score an era of authentic country music.

Columbian's art chosen for N.Y.'s Mississippi Picnic

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

JACKSON -- Karen Jamison of Columbus has been commissioned by The New York Society for the Preservation of Mississippi Heritage to do an original art piece for the 31st Anniversary of the Mississippi Picnic in Central Park.

 

Vaughn named VP of MSU research

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

A nationally recognized authority on cyber-security and head of Mississippi State University's computer science and engineering department is the university's new associate vice president for research.

 

 

Memorial Day marks growing season start for many

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the gardening season for many. It is the time families plant their vegetables, containers of flowers and spruce up their landscapes.

 

 

U.S.-Vietnam relations to be examined in MSU program

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

A Fulbright Scholar and authority on Vietnam will discuss the Southeast Asian country's relationship with the United States and other topics during a June 7 program at Mississippi State University.

 

 

David Creel: Cosmos trump popcorn as movie theaters welcome premiere

Posted 5/29/2010 in Columns

Remember Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha? Well ... they're back! Sex is "in the city" again! As I write this column, I am the proud holder of two tickets to the midnight premiere of "Sex and the City II,", after waiting feverishly through a month or two of seeing the same preview each time we went to the movies -- which we do a lot.

 

 

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