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Being beautiful: Hair potions from your very own cauldron

Posted 10/20/2012 in Columns

It's almost time for Halloween, so why not try some homemade potions concocted in your very own cauldron without a witch in sight?



A Stone's throw: Why?

Posted 10/20/2012 in Columns

Nobody wants to hear about your trip, so I shall not tell you about mine. I would, however, like to touch on one aspect of it for the reason you will see.



Main Street Macon to show King documentary

Posted 10/20/2012 in Entertainment

Main Street Macon will present a free screening of the Blues Music Award-nominated documentary, "Down in the Woods," Oct. 25. The film, released in 2007, journeys into the world of Noxubee County's renowned bluesman Willie Earl King, a backwoods juke joint musician who lived and breathed the blues every moment of his life until his passing in 2009.



Jeff Wilson: Make the most of fall planting

Posted 10/20/2012 in Columns

Two of the most exciting activities in the fall are cheering on our favorite team and gardening. As temperatures begin to drop and rains become more frequent, some of us get excited about working in the garden again.


Chilifest: A fall favorite is on this Starkville JA fundraiser's menu

Posted 10/17/2012 in Food

When the weather takes on the crisp mantle of autumn, our taste buds turn to fall's favorite foods. Chili often tops the list.


A small, but still sweet, take on caramel apples

Posted 10/17/2012 in Food

Have you seen the size of caramel apples lately?


Salutations in stone: A Canadian in Columbus shares an Inuit tradition

Posted 10/17/2012 in Columns

Ross Whitwam can't resist a pile of rubble. With stones, bits of brick and chunks of concrete, the Mississippi University for Women biology professor proves that one man's debris is another man's medium.


Community Calendar for the week of October 14, 2012

Posted 10/17/2012 in Entertainment



'Easy Gardens' co-author offers green thumb advice in free program

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Every gardener dreams of an "easy" garden, especially in the hot, humid South, where coaxing perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs into their full glory is often a challenge.



Gary Bachman: Summer zinnias bring fall color

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Even though pansies, viola and dianthus are showing up in garden centers, don't be too quick to pull up your summer-flowering annuals. The recent Fall Flower and Garden Fest in Crystal Springs gave visitors a glimpse of what summer annuals can do for the fall landscape.



Hazard Lecture Series to focus on the American Civil War

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

The American Civil War takes centerstage at the Hazard Lectures Series on consecutive Mondays, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, in Columbus.


West Point writer sets debut novel in hometown

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Even while she was a practicing registered dietitian, Claire Spradling felt she had the makings of a novel. When the West Point resident made the transition from nutrition to fiction, she was finally able to devote the necessary time and literary blood, sweat and tears to bring the story to the page.


'Intersections of Gender and Place' features regional artists

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

"Intersections of Gender and Place," which features artwork by four Southern women artists, is open in the Eugenia Summer Gallery on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The community is invited to a reception Friday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


In new Golden Triangle collaborative, these nurses make house calls

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

For elderly, homebound or immobile patients, access to medical care can be challenging. A new, innovative service, founded by a Mississippi University for Women assistant professor of nursing, is bringing health care into the home.


Still time to enter Starkville JA Chilifest

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Starkville invites cooks to enter their best chili in the first annual Chilifest in downtown Starkville Oct. 19.



David Creel: Broaching an embarrassing topic to solve a pesky problem

Posted 10/13/2012 in Columns

The state fair is in Jackson with all the joys of the season, from candied apples to deep-fried Oreos, but unfortunately I hear tell of another not so joyous seasonal visitor ... lice.


A Canadian in Columbus shares an Inuit tradition

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Ross Whitwam can't resist a pile of rubble. With stones, bits of brick and chunks of concrete, the Mississippi University for Women biology professor proves that one man's debris is another man's medium.


Adele Elliott: Columbus has been invaded by bats! Oh, my!

Posted 10/13/2012 in Columns

If this were the beginning of a scary movie that may be a terrible thing. Who can forget the terror that sweet little birds unleashed on a small California town in "The Birds"? Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 movie made us suspicious of everything from canaries to birds of prey. (I'll always remember the image of Suzanne Pleshette, as the grammar school teacher, lying dead and bloody on the school's front steps.)


Add new plays to game day with Southern Living's 'Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook'

Posted 10/11/2012 in Food

Looking to freshen up your tailgate spread? Well, Southern Living and the Southeastern Conference have teamed up to help.


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