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Tree pluribus unum: Many fruits stem from artists' grafts

Posted 8/19/2015 in Food

Plums, peaches, nectarines and cherries all grow on just one of Sam Van Aken's fruit trees. The trees blossom in a riot of red, white and pink each spring.

 

Together again: Fifty years after disbanding, the boys of the National Guard 31st catch up on old times

Posted 8/18/2015 in Community

They started out with only a photograph from the 1950s, one that ID'd all the guys by last names. That's what most of them called each other by, last names. No addresses, no first names in many cases, no database to help track the men down. That didn't stop Carl "Buck" Hildreth and Bobby Gale of Columbus from trying to locate former Mississippi Army National Guardsmen of the 31st Division, the "Dixie Division."

 

Area authors to be featured in first Mississippi Book Festival

Posted 8/15/2015 in Entertainment

The inaugural Mississippi Book Festival Saturday, Aug. 22 at the State Capitol in Jackson celebrates the state's literary legacy as well as a current host of talented writers.

 

Hospital volunteer recognized for 30 years of service

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

Almost anyone who has visited Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has seen them -- the volunteers.

Southern Gardening: Ornamental peppers make gardens glow

Posted 8/15/2015 in Columns

A little planning and planting early in the season can really pay off with big color during the dog days of summer that we're "enjoying" right now.

 

Being Beautiful: It's a small world after all

Posted 8/15/2015 in Columns

I remember sitting on the hard floors of the porches of my youth listening to old men and women telling stories while swatting flies from wooden rocking chairs.

 

 

A Stone's Throw: Fireflies

Posted 8/15/2015 in Columns

There is a phenomenon in physics called entanglement.

 

Main Street Macon presents Family Research 101

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

Main Street Macon presents a seminar on researching family history Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.

 

Out and About for the week of August 16, 2015

Posted 8/15/2015 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of August 16, 2015

Posted 8/15/2015 in Entertainment

 

 

School news: Householder inducted

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

 

 

School news: ICC summer graduates

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

 

Grant exhibit features depictions of three presidents

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

Rare portraits and photographs of three U.S. presidents are part of a special free display that recently opened at Mississippi State's Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library.

 

United Way of Clay County seeks volunteers for Day of Caring

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

United Way of Clay County and North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point will partner to sponsor a Day of Caring Sept. 24.

 

 

Military brief: Price graduates

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

 

 

Military brief: White Jr. graduates

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

 

Spud club: Make a date with an old standby for National Potato Day

Posted 8/12/2015 in Food

Stores are not stocking up on greeting cards, and I've yet to hear of an employer doling out a day off, but Aug. 19 is National Potato Day.

 

Anne's Kitchen: Butter beans, with a twist

Posted 8/12/2015 in Food

When I was in college in Raleigh, North Carolina, my roommate, Betsy, was from Chapel Hill, some 20 miles away.

 

 

Food banks, pantries find new ways to feed more people

Posted 8/12/2015 in Food

Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his choices of onions, tomatoes and frozen corn.

 

You had no idea pasta this easy could pack this much flavor

Posted 8/12/2015 in Food

If you've been out to eat at any trendy restaurant during the past five years or have watched any food competition show, you probably have heard of umami.

 

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