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Honor the troops: Tips for proper flag protocol

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community



A Stone's throw: Two more thoughts

Posted 5/25/2013 in Columns


College-bound students get a little help from SAAC

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

The Starkville Area Arts Council has announced the nine recipients of its College Arts Scholarships. Mykela Bricka, Louis Codling, Marina Dandass, Keats V. Haupt, Amy Hornsby, Mary Kate Hughes, Andrew Lark III, David McKell and Lacy Claire Whitten will soon enter college or university programs to pursue arts-related fields as their majors.

'Cooking saved my life': From Korea to Columbus, YouTube and beyond

Posted 5/22/2013 in Food

When Seonkyoung Longest came to the United States in 2009 from her native South Korea, her world was a happy place. She had met and married her Prince Charming -- Jacob Longest of the United States Air Force -- and was about to begin the next chapter in a new land. What she didn't realize was that her fairy tale was about to meet reality.


School news: EMCC spring graduation

Posted 5/18/2013 in Community


The Power of purses: Donating handbags makes a difference to a ministry to Mexico

Posted 5/18/2013 in Community

If Angie Basson ever wondered what a couple of thousand purses look like, chances are she won't have to wait long to find out. The spare bedroom of her east Lowndes County home is already overflowing with about 1,000 handbags of every color and configuration -- and the stockpile keeps growing.


Adele Elliott: Hidden

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columns

Some states in the northeast have been invaded by cicadas this month.



Local landscapes: My magnolias look sick!

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columns

The older leaves of your Southern Magnolia are yellow and dropping all over the lawn. The remaining green leaves are even hanging down, giving the plant a sad, sickly look.



Community Calendar for the week of May 19, 2013

Posted 5/18/2013 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of May 19, 2013

Posted 5/18/2013 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.


Acclaimed pianist on stage in Columbus Monday night

Posted 5/18/2013 in Entertainment

Jonathan Levin was only 15 when he debuted with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he's become a sought-after concert pianist, performing in venues from Carnegie Hall to the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland.


Library to screen Underground Railroad documentary Thursday

Posted 5/18/2013 in Entertainment


Jimmie Rodgers Foundation honors legend with CD release

Posted 5/18/2013 in Community

In recognition of the 80th anniversary of the death of "The Father of Country Music," Meridian native son Jimmie Rodgers, and in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Festival, the Jimmie Rodgers Foundation on Thursday released a unique CD recorded in Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Museum.


Being beautiful: Soak it up

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columns

As I write this, it's been raining so much the past few days. Of course, my ferns are joyfully soaking up every raindrop.


Southern Gardening: Salvia varieties create colorful, informal feel

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columns

Many gardeners try to give their landscape the feel of an informal cottage garden. This garden concept has a loose, flowing feel, kind of like you just let plants grow wherever they happen to pop up in the landscape.

Beautiful berries: Don't miss 'last call' for fresh strawberries or Chef Ty's easy way to use them

Posted 5/15/2013 in Food

Sprinkled with sugar, dipped in chocolate, topping a cake or just plucked from the plant, strawberries are one of Mother Nature's sweetest gifts, and Chef Ty Thames knows it.


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