Many years ago a friend of mine invited me to a pickin' party at his chicken farm out at Steens. His sister, who he said "sang a little," was coming home for a visit. I got there late, after all the pickers had warmed up.
When I first became Mississippi's "makeover guy" some years ago through my weekly newspaper column, in a way I found my calling for the first time. Oh, I had worked with beautiful women in salons for a long time before and have been lucky to do so since, but the notion of helping a woman realize her fullest potential, helping her to feel as beautiful as she already is, now that's a real energizer for me!
When Tamineh Borazjani came to America 11 years ago, she knew little English and was unfamiliar with Western customs. But the new bride of Mississippi State University Forest Products Professor Hamid Borazjani brought with her an inherent gift that translates readily in any country -- an artist's vision.
Staff members of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library have received archival documents from the Tennessee Williams Tribute Committee for preservation of artifacts connected with the Columbus-Lowndes County celebration of the 100th birthday of Columbus native and America's great playwright and poet, Thomas Lanier "Tennessee " Williams.
Area teachers are in for hands-on enjoyment with a free June 18 workshop paving the way for "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music." The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, to be hosted Oct. 28-Dec. 10 by the Columbus Arts Council (CAC) at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, will encompass an array of entertaining and educational events throughout the fall.
Ecolab/Microtek Medical granted $29,991 to Lowndes County School District and Columbus Municipal School District teachers who applied for the Vision for Learning Award for projects and materials to further the education of their students.
The cicadas are in full-throated chorus. Water sprinklers whisper a lazy tch-tch-tch. The evening air is filled with the laughter of children riding their bicycles and playing stick ball in the streets.
In a Deep South more accustomed to fried chicken and buttered biscuits, most might not think Thai cuisine would find a ready audience. But that's what happened when Bann Thai opened its doors in Columbus in December 2010.
"You couldn't pay me to live in the Prairie!" he said. Sam came home and recounted the conversation. "We live in the center of God's country, and he wouldn't live in the Prairie for anything. Can you believe that?"
The death of Dr. William E. Sykes and the love of his family played a major role in the origins of Memorial Day.
An opening reception for an exhibition of surrealistic drawings and paintings by Starkville artist Joe MacGown will be held Thursday, June 2, from 5-7 p.m. in the Depot Gallery on the Mississippi State University campus, located above the Welcome Center in Barnes and Noble
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market team up for their June Table Talk series Wednesday, June 1, at noon in the library meeting room, 314 7th St. N. Following up on their successful programming in 2010, the co-sponsors will again focus on food.
When it comes to authentic blues, Freedom Creek Festival has delivered year after year. Started by bluesman Willie King in a rural field behind his home, this annual gathering of the faithful has continued in his honor in the two years since King's untimely death in 2009.
CONTACT, a United Way agency, is calling all ministers, advisers, counselors, emergency workers, mental health workers, teachers and others to participate. Executive Director Lindy Thomason also encourages stay-at-home moms, business professionals, even college students, to consider the training course.
I know. I know. No one, but no one, wants to hear about your trip. The thing is, sometimes that's all you know to talk -- or write -- about, and one of those times is now.
It seems the world is still in love with braids. My first introduction to braids came through my kindergarten friends, Renee and Kellie, with their braided pigtails secured on the ends by giant yarn ribbons. Next, and many moons later, it was another Kelli, my brother's girlfriend, whose braided hair would give my heart palpitations.
If you are reading this, then I suppose you are probably still in this dimension, still breathing. Have you noticed anyone missing? Chris and I sat on our porch on "The" Saturday night waiting for something to happen. It seemed to me that traffic on our street was lighter than usual. So we called a few friends just to see if they were still here. All were.
Waylon Kelly walks among the butterfly bushes (buddleja davidii, to the purist) intrigued by lance-like clusters of tiny purple flowers in the new butterfly and reading garden at his elementary school.
When talking to people in the decorative arts field, I have been surprised at how little is known about Turkish corners.
On Wednesday, May 25, Lowndes County seniors will join an estimated 100,000 seniors across the nation to help promote active, healthy lifestyle through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care as part of National Senior Health & Fitness DayŽ. As an official host site, the Y and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Lowndes County will hold activities at the Columbus Riverwalk.
1. Be intentional with holiday food choices ENTERTAINMENT
2. Photos: Autumn Sunrise COMMUNITY
4. Columbus Sings 'Messiah' celebrates 15th year ENTERTAINMENT
5. What the Fossils Show Us BOOK REVIEWS