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Cotton District Arts Festival issues call for juried art contest

Posted 2/9/2013 in Community

Preparations for the 2013 Cotton District Arts Festival set for April 20 are underway. Festival organizers have issued a call to all artists age 18 and above for submissions to the Juried Art Competition, a feature of the annual festival which organizers say drew more than 42,000 attendees last year.



Ragtime Festival returns for seventh year

Posted 2/9/2013 in Entertainment

World-renowned ragtime musicians again will deliver spectacular rhythms and showmanship during Mississippi State's seventh annual Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival.


Noted photographic exhibit on Mississippi opens Thursday

Posted 2/6/2013 in Entertainment

For years Bruce West turned his insightful eye and powerful lens on rural Mississippi. The result is a candid collective snapshot of some of the people and settings that make the Magnolia State unique.

Romantic recipes: Cozy up around these recipes for Valentine's Day

Posted 2/6/2013 in Food

The approach of Valentine's Day always causes me to remember a long-ago February and a card table my mother set up by the picture window in our living room. She put it there so my younger sister and I could enjoy a rare Columbus snowfall as we addressed our little Valentines. I'm pretty sure there was hot chocolate involved.

A special recipe for Valentine's

Posted 2/6/2013 in Food

If you're not going out for Valentine's dinner, here's a recipe you can use at home. This dish is warm and comforting, and rich with flavors that say "you're special." It cooks up in a gratin dish, so you can assemble it ahead of time, then when you're ready to eat, just pop it in the oven.


Food terms to help navigate the menu and market

Posted 2/6/2013 in Food

When you're scanning a restaurant menu or walking the grocery store aisles, do you know what many of the food terms really mean? What designates "local," and what is the difference between organic and non-organic?



Bananas Foster and bread pudding: Together at last

Posted 2/6/2013 in Food


St. Louis Federal Reserve president to speak at MSU Feb. 14

Posted 2/2/2013 in Entertainment

James Bullard, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will be a special guest Feb. 14 at a campus forum organized by Mississippi State's College of Business.


Unique wedding venues give events personality, charm

Posted 2/2/2013 in Entertainment

With a wide range of venue types, Mississippi couples can tie the knot in the setting of their dreams.


Wednesday's Table Talk offers twice the laughs

Posted 2/2/2013 in Entertainment

You may think you are seeing double when Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library kick off February's Table Talk with the book, "Y'all Twins?" Mississippi authors Katherine and Margaret King will share tales from their first book on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the second floor meeting room of the public library located at 314 Seventh St. N, in Columbus.


Out and About for the week of February 3, 2013

Posted 2/2/2013 in Entertainment



Community Calendar for the week of February 3, 2013

Posted 2/2/2013 in Entertainment


Southern Gardening: Savannah holly thrives year-round in the state

Posted 2/2/2013 in Columns

January and February are good times to see where landscapes need evergreen color to break out of the drab grays and browns of winter. When you find a spot that needs a pick-me-up, Savannah holly is a superb evergreen plant to grow in our Mississippi gardens and landscapes.


Being beautiful: Can't help falling in love

Posted 2/2/2013 in Columns

When I was a child, I thought my daddy looked like Elvis. Perhaps it was his dark brown hair and the way he combed it up in the front, or it might have been the way he moved his hips to "Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog" when it came on the radio. Men's hairstyles have caused many to swoon across the generations.



A Stone's throw: I hear you

Posted 2/2/2013 in Columns

In some of the old "Saturday Night Live" television episodes the late Gilda Radner portrayed a deaf person speaking vehemently against something she perceived to be unjust because she misunderstood it. One example was a diatribe protesting "deaf' taxes in which she said deaf people have enough trouble without being taxed for their handicap. When told she had misheard the term "death taxes," she said, as always, "Never mind."



Develop a green thumb: Master Gardener training coming soon

Posted 2/2/2013 in Columns

You may have noticed some of the landscape projects around Columbus that have had the hand of the Lowndes County Master Gardener volunteers placed on them -- like the landscape at the downtown post office, or the reclaimed beds along the side of the YMCA, or even the front beds to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.



Adele Elliott: "Bowling" for dollars

Posted 2/2/2013 in Columns

In the history of this great country there are battles of such epic importance that they are remembered for generations. Even after all the combatants have long since gone on to their reward, some names still resonate with Americans.



Calling all artists for Market Street Festival Juried Arts contest

Posted 2/2/2013 in Community

Columbus' Market Street Festival May 3-4 may be three months away, but entries for the event's Juried Arts Competition are already being accepted by the Columbus Arts Council. All artists 18 and older are invited to submit works in three categories: painting/drawing; 3D art, including fiber arts; and photography.



MUW to host free community health fair

Posted 2/2/2013 in Community

The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women and the City of Columbus have partnered to present a free community health fair Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Pohl Gymnasium.



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