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Vet School sponsors art contest for children

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

Lights, camera, action! The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is inviting children to submit artwork that showcases animals on the "silver screen."


The neighbors across the street: Students, nursing home residents make friends

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

To most, it will look like a simple doorknob decoration. But to a group of wide-eyed kindergarten students and their brand new acquaintances, it's the start of something sweet.

Humanities Series opens with Constitution Day observance

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

The 2012-2013 Mississippi State Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series opens with a Constitution Day event Monday.


Smoked fish and why you should love it

Posted 9/12/2012 in Food

Several thousand years ago, people discovered that exposing fish to intense amounts of salt and smoke was a great way of preserving the catch for later.


An elegant luncheon takes on New Orleans style

Posted 9/12/2012 in Food

When a special Tennessee Williams Tribute luncheon called for Southern elegance with a New Orleans twist, Chef Marty Wages of Columbus was ready with ideas.


{Nourish} Looking back as 30 comes into view

Posted 9/8/2012 in Columns

Ryan turns the big 3-0 in a few days, which reminds me that I'll also be saying good-bye to my 20s in a few months. Seven to be exact. I'm not dreading it at all; in fact, I'm pretty excited. I've waited my entire life to be 30.



Adele Elliott: September songs

Posted 9/8/2012 in Columns

September is "Classical Music Month." Almost everyone is familiar with the quote "Music has charms to soothe the savage breast" (William Congreve; "The Mourning Bride"; 1697). But, even for those who are not so "savage," music of any sort can be magic and medicinal.



Out and about for the week of September 9, 2012

Posted 9/8/2012 in Entertainment

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment and events in the region. Support all your community has to offer, but when you're on the road, these might pique your interest. Concerts are evening performances, unless otherwise noted. Be aware, some concert venues add "convenience fees" to ticket prices.


Truth is stranger than fiction as Table Talk hosts acclaimed author

Posted 9/8/2012 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its September Table Talk series with a presentation by author Neil White, who will speak about and read from his award-winning memoir "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts."

As new coordinator, Peel re-energizes Volunteer Center outreach

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

Leslie Thomas Peel has only been on the job about seven weeks, but the new coordinator of the United Way Community Volunteer Center in Lowndes County is already playing matchmaker.


Being beautiful: Live into the best 'You' ever

Posted 9/8/2012 in Columns

The "ho-hum" hairdo has become a regular first-time client in my salon lately. I'm referring to new clients who seek refuge in my styling chair, dissatisfied with a boring bob or ordinary shag.



Birth announcment

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community


Diverse MUW faculty exhibit spans artistic spectrum

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

The 2012 Faculty Exhibition at Mississippi University for Women opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Eugenia Summer Gallery in the Art and Design Building on campus.


Even football cannot escape technology

Posted 9/8/2012 in Entertainment

As Southerners at the start of the 2012 football season, it seems only fitting that we dedicate a little time to discussing technology and football. Most of my friends have their priorities in this order: football, tailgating and technology.


Southern gardening: Repairs can salvage storm-damaged trees

Posted 9/8/2012 in Columns

Hurricane Isaac's recent visit reminds us that weather can play havoc with our landscapes. While flooding is a problem in some areas, most of the damage tends to happen to trees in the landscape.

MSU community 'adopts' ladies of Safe Haven shelter

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

Safe Haven Inc. in Columbus is the recipient of a generous outpouring of support from the Mississippi State community.


Poetry, music meld in Tennessee Williams Tribute event

Posted 9/7/2012 in Entertainment

One of the closing events of the six-day 11th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute will focus on the poetry of the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who was born in Columbus in 1911.


Open for 'business': The Patriot Café begins a new chapter in food service at Heritage Academy

Posted 9/5/2012 in Food

Visitors who haven't been to Heritage Academy's Student Activities Building for a while are in for quite a surprise. What used to be a gray, utilitarian corner of the auditorium and gym space at the Columbus school has been transformed into a contemporary café.


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