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Welty Symposium to host Southern and international writers

Posted 10/6/2012 in Entertainment

Each autumn, one of the South's most stimulating literary events returns to the campus of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. The Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium Oct. 18-20 honors one of the W's most famous alumnae and gathers a diverse, distinguished group of Southern writers and scholars to share their work with the public.



Strummin': Remembering Duff

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columns

Jerry Lee "Duff" Dorrough passed away Wednesday in Ruleville. He'd had a tough last year or two. He fought the good fight.



Basketball tournament to raise money for breast cancer

Posted 10/6/2012 in Community

The Young Black Leadership Association in conjunction with Campus Recreation at Mississippi University for Women will host Ballin' for the Cure, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit breast cancer research.



Symposium offers 'escape to the garden'

Posted 10/6/2012 in Community

Landscape and garden enthusiasts can get help planning for next spring from nationally acclaimed designers at a Mississippi State University landscape design event.


Southern gardening: Dianthus spice up fall gardens, salads

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columns

Gardeners getting ready for fall planting should consider dianthus, a versatile group of plants that grow well in Mississippi gardens and landscapes.

Countdown is on for release of Starkville native's "Sushi Secrets" cookbook

Posted 10/3/2012 in Food

That Marisa Baggett ever ended up as a sushi chef is, she conceded, somewhat of a happy accident.

A healthy muffin with a sweet (potato) side

Posted 10/3/2012 in Food

When I told my mother -- a fiend for candied ginger -- that I was testing a batch of these muffins, she said she wished she could fly right over and dig in. She's not the only one.


Crab crostini with maple-mustard vinaigrette

Posted 10/3/2012 in Food

The lightly dressed crab shines in this pretty appetizer, which is finished with a tangle of mixed greens and small local or cherry tomatoes.


Putting the coffee back in the coffeecake

Posted 10/3/2012 in Food

Adding coffee to coffeecake is a simple way to take something great and make it even better.


MTA to offer theater workshop Oct. 5-6

Posted 10/2/2012 in Community

The Mississippi Theatre Association (MTA) will sponsor a one and a half day workshop and professional development opportunity for teachers, community theater leaders and volunteers on Oct. 5-6 in Columbus at Mississippi University for Women.


'High stakes': Baskerville Manor, with its colorful past and bright future, is part of fall's Tour of Homes

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columns

It must have been quite a night, in late 1868, when Marcellus Hatch wagered his lovely Columbus home in a poker game. While there is no documented evidence to prove the story, legend has it that Hatch and Richard E. Moore had been gambling into the wee hours, when Hatch put up the house against Moore's Prairie plantation.


{Nourish} Eat healthy on the cheap

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columns

One huge misconception about weight loss that just drives me crazy is that eating healthy is too expensive. Umm, think again!


Mississippi's Herring comes 'home' for Thursday concert

Posted 9/29/2012 in Entertainment

From the opening track of "Camilla," Caroline Herring's sixth and latest commercial album, the Canton native proves why she's considered one of the most literate and insightful singer/songwriters recording today.

CAC's 'Collaboration' blends nature's gifts, canvas

Posted 9/29/2012 in Community

The natural world and the painted canvas meet when Ralph Null and Debbie Jenkins, both of Columbus, are featured artists in "Collaboration," the Columbus Arts Council's October gallery exhibit in the Rosenzweig Arts Center.

CBS' Byron Pitts to speak at upcoming Welty Gala

Posted 9/29/2012 in Entertainment

The 2012 Welty Gala at Mississippi University for Women will welcome CBS News Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts as the keynote speaker.


Community Calendar for the week of September 30, 2012

Posted 9/29/2012 in Entertainment



Out and about for the week of September 30, 2012

Posted 9/29/2012 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.



Being beautiful: Being beautiful isn't just for sissies

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columns

It's raining men, hallelujah, it's raining men. Well, maybe not, but at least this season men are paying more attention to a beauty routine all their own.


Southern Gardening: Mississippi landscapes

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columns

For more than 30 years, those interested in home horticulture have been found at two events in early October that showcase landscapes and gardens.

Discover your roots: Library offers genealogy workshops

Posted 9/29/2012 in Community

In honor of Family History Month this October, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites the public to "Discover Your Roots."


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