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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.


Smoked fish and why you should love it

Posted 10/11/2012 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.


A Columbus teen combines enterprise with her love for horses

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columns

Kadee was wearing cowboy boots that weren't just for show. Those cowboy boots knew their way around a horse. Her jeans were tucked into her boots; she looked rangy and strong.


Adele Elliott: Poison pens

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columns

This has been a bizarre week in my little part of the world.



Beating breast cancer? There's an app for that!

Posted 10/6/2012 in Community

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if the men in the National Football League can wear pink, surely the rest of us can use technology to prevent, diagnose and beat breast cancer. Research shows that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and early detection is important.



{Nourish} Torch more fat: fasted morning cardio

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columns

I'm excited to share with you a little something new I've added to my training: fasted morning cardio. Simply put, fasted morning cardio is low-intensity cardio performed in the morning before you put any food in your pie hole.



Community Calendar for the week of October 7, 2012

Posted 10/6/2012 in Entertainment



Out and about for the week of October 7, 2012

Posted 10/6/2012 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.



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.


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