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Give fruit salad zing with honey and black pepper

Posted 7/23/2014 in Food

Looking for ways to jazz up your basic fruit salad this summer? Consider giving it a hit from the savory side of the food world.

Trending now -- Area grands put their personal spin on summer camp

Posted 7/19/2014 in Community

Bess Swedenburg's Camp Mayhew has been convening for more than 20 years, proving that the latest Grandma Camp craze is not all that new. This summer, four Lowndes County grandmas created personalized camps for their visiting grandchildren.

Step right up for a double dose of entertainment

Posted 7/19/2014 in Entertainment

For those bemoaning the coming wane of summer, droop no more. The Columbus Community Theatre (CCT) and Starkville Community Theatre (SCT) have remedies for the blahs. Each group has a production opening this week.


Being Beautiful: Knowing the right questions to ask your hairstylist

Posted 7/19/2014 in Columns

Right after hello, the first thing I ask of all new salon guests is to indulge me in a few basic questions to help me get better acquainted with their hair.



A Stone's throw: About grandfathers

Posted 7/19/2014 in Columns

Recently I got a phone call from my niece Mary Louise, who lives in Florida. Since her only child, Elizabeth, has never had a chance to meet many of her family members, she asked that I write for her daughter's 16th birthday something about her family.



Chance to audition for 'American Idol' coming to Meridian

Posted 7/19/2014 in Entertainment

Trying to earn a spot on Fox Network's "American Idol" comes a little closer to home for aspiring Golden Triangle area singers.


186th Tabernacle camp meeting hosts community events

Posted 7/19/2014 in Community

The Tabernacle Camp Meeting marks its 186th anniversary July 26 through Aug. 3 with a week of worship, fellowship and play just east of Columbus.


Wedding costs at all-time high

Posted 7/19/2014 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of July 20, 2014

Posted 7/19/2014 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 July 20, 2014

Posted 7/19/2014 in Entertainment



Adele Elliott: History and myth

Posted 7/19/2014 in Columns

I am a product of public education, which means, well, not much I fear. My generation was taught to learn by rote, possibly the most boring and least effective method of instruction ever used. Like most students of my era, I remember very little.



Military brief: Wright graduates

Posted 7/19/2014 in Community



School days ahead: Keep lunchboxes clean

Posted 7/19/2014 in Community

Many children get sick when the school year starts up, and germs may be lurking in an unexpected place: the lunchbox.


New head named for MSU department

Posted 7/19/2014 in Community

A biochemist with 37 years of experience has been named head of Mississippi State University's Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Lovin' the Blues: Read on for 10 fresh ways to use blueberries

Posted 7/16/2014 in Food

There are muffins, of course. And pancakes. And the obligatory fruit salad. But then what? After all the usual suspects, how do you handle a seasonal abundance of blueberries?


Market Fresh: Summer creamed corn and corn pudding -- yum

Posted 7/16/2014 in Food

Please excuse me if I've said this before, but I seem to have replaced my obsession with buying shoes with an obsession for buying corn.


Rethinking a healthy breakfast: a meal in a muffin

Posted 7/16/2014 in Food

When fall rolls around and it's back to school and work, wouldn't you love to start your day with something tastier and more substantial than that all-too-typical bowl of cold cereal?


Local foods becoming big business

Posted 7/16/2014 in Food

Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.


Hey, you do-it-yourselfers: Columbus now has a community garden

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

Invasive nutgrass can't hide from Sarah Sanders. Kneeling beside a wood-framed garden plot Tuesday, she eradicated stray intruders bold enough to show their green faces in a bed of peppers. "Look how easy that came up. I grew up in the Delta, and you can't pull a weed up there -- you've got to dig it out!" she beamed.


Adele Elliott: Urban renewal

Posted 7/12/2014 in Columns

According to Robert Frost, "Good fences make good neighbors." To that I might add -- only sometimes and with some neighbors.



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