"We had probably been here only hours before someone was telling us about Pilgrimage," smiled Nancy Seguin Tuesday, the bell-shaped skirt of her emerald green gown swaying gently as she moved gracefully through the high-ceilinged parlor of Whitehall.
When Pilot Club of Columbus celebrates 70 years of service and friendship this week, no one will be more proud than Sara Noah. Nearing 90, Noah is the longest-tenured member of the civic club which was chartered Dec. 16, 1940.
Mississippi University for Women's Office of Community Service has partnered with the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society to help raise money for the shelter's new building fund.
In Monday's dark, pre-dawn hours, a U-Haul truck and a car occupied by four early risers pulled out of The Friendly City on a mission. The volunteers bound for Collinsville, Ill., very near St. Louis, returned after midnight with a cargo they considered precious -- a collection of furniture from the estate of Edwina Dakin Williams, Tennessee Williams' mother.
Those interested in learning to help people in their community cope with tough financial situations and become wise consumers should plan on attending a Mississippi State University videoconference April 15.
Even if your team isn't among the 68 with an invite to the Big Dance, there's no reason not to join the fray. For a Final Four fete with the whole gang over, food should be uncomplicated to eat and TV-tray friendly.
Last weekend was a wild one in Columbus. We celebrated Mardi Gras downtown, turning Main and Fifth Streets into a mini French Quarter, with bands and artists and horse-drawn carriages. Saturday night, the Kudzu Social Aid and Pleasure Club took to the streets, with a costumed procession fashioned after the walking krewes of New Orleans.
The pixie has made a comeback! For some, such as Halle Berry and Sharon Stone, it was never gone, but a new generation of Hollywood starlets have been seen around town with a newer, more edgy version all their own.
An annual rite of spring is just around the corner. The 61st annual Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball will take place Saturday, April 2, at Trotter Convention Center.
"Otaku" is a term to describe those obsessed with anime, the Japanese animation art form. Tracey Seals would probably be the first to admit she falls squarely under the heading.
Many Mississippians love exploring their family's past, and an upcoming statewide interactive video conference will bring experts on genealogical topics to county Extension offices.
More than a dozen awards were presented recently at the Mississippi Collegiate Art Exhibition held at Mississippi University for Women.
Plans are well underway for Grilling on the River 2011. The Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned competition and food fair set for April 8-9 at the Columbus Riverwalk has been proclaimed by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour as the State of Mississippi Barbeque Championship.
Move over, Mardi Gras. St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and you don't have to be Irish to join in the tasty festivities.
Ask Kay Langford about the funniest thing that's happened to her in the almost 45 years she's worked for the Columbus library system and she won't miss a beat.
Surrounded by an extravagant array of flowers, hearts and desserts the Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum celebrated its first ever Valentine's Day Party Feb. 14. Party-goers were captivated by a dazzling assortment of cakes, fruits, chocolates, cookies and much more, all while enjoying time with their friends and loved ones.
All the talk about "priming" would lead folks to think less about makeup and more about something seen on HGTV or on the local home improvement do-it-yourself aisle. Nevertheless, we are speaking of cosmetics, and the vocabulary has changed quite a lot over the years.
Internationally renowned musicians will bring the sights and sounds of another age to Mississippi State March 25-26 when the Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival returns for the fifth consecutive year.
I drove in late Tuesday night. I found this letter on my back door from one of my neighbors, a little girl.
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