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Area songwriter, performer is recipient of MAC grant

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

Blues musician Big Joe Shelton of Macon has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).


Being Beautiful: My fountain of youth has run dry

Posted 8/12/2017 in Columns

Mark Twain might have said it best: "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Well, Mark, lately it's beginning to matter.



Worth the drive: Coon Dog Cemetery is one-of-a-kind Labor Day celebration

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment

Each Labor Day holiday, locals and visitors from near and far gather at the Key Underwood Memorial Coon Dog Cemetery in northwestern Alabama for a one-of-a-kind celebration filled with music, food and fellowship.



Postcards from the past: Cooper to speak in Macon

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment

Forrest Lamar Cooper of Florence, Mississippi, is the scheduled speaker for the Noxubee County Historical Society Aug. 22.


Worth the drive: Mississippi's 'literary lawn party' set for Aug. 19 in Jackson

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment

Visiting authors, panel discussions, book signings, booksellers, live music, tours, food and more promise to make the third annual Mississippi Book Festival Saturday, Aug. 19 a book lover's playground.


Out There for the week of August 13, 2017

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment



Community Calendar for the week of August 13, 2017

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment


Southern Gardening: Summer citrus growth brings autumn harvest

Posted 8/12/2017 in Columns

Although we're in the middle of a blazing hot summer, I find my gardening thoughts wandering to the coming fall season.

Columbus artist awarded Best of Show

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

Thomas Nawrocki, art professor emeritus at Mississippi University for Women, recently received the Best of Show Award at the fifth annual National Juried Exhibition at the Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, Virginia.

Put that romaine on the grill for this BLT salad with buttermilk dressing

Posted 8/9/2017 in Food

When I first heard about folks grilling romaine lettuce, I was pretty skeptical. Lettuce is supposed to be crisp. Grilling would make it soggy. What's the point?

Healthy plate: apple upside-down cornbread

Posted 8/9/2017 in Food

Cornbread has always had a bit of an identity crisis in our house: Is it savory or is it sweet? Does it replace dinner rolls or dessert?

American table: pastis shrimp

Posted 8/9/2017 in Food

This is my French-flavored version of peel 'n' eat shrimp. The sauce is delicious and warrants a whole baguette just for sopping up.

Cooking on deadline: Honey Creole mustard green beans

Posted 8/9/2017 in Food

And then that moment of summer arrives when the green beans are piled so high at the markets, and being sold at such a low price, that you feel like you'd be a fool not to pick up a pound or two or five.

KitchenWise: cheese sandwich souffle is easy weeknight meal

Posted 8/9/2017 in Food

One time many years ago, I was riffling through my grandmother Ruth's box of handwritten recipe cards when I pulled up short at the sight of the title of this recipe for Cheese Sandwich Souffle.

Toy stories: In Erik Studdard's 'small world,' little toys can tell epic tales

Posted 8/8/2017 in Community

Erik Studdard scrabbled around in the drawer of a plastic storage bin. It's a repository for superheroes, warriors and villains, even a fierce black steed, nostrils flared.


Artists call: Designs invited for bicentennial postcards

Posted 8/5/2017 in Community

Mississippi's bicentennial is the theme of a postcard project organized by the Columbus Arts Council.



Welcome concert to feature 'Eagles Tribute -- Hotel California'

Posted 8/5/2017 in Entertainment

As part of Mississippi State's 12th annual Dawg Days event series for incoming freshmen and transfer students, the MSU Lyceum Series and Music Maker Productions are sponsoring a Welcome Concert Tuesday, Aug. 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m.



International Paper Foundation accepting grant applications

Posted 8/5/2017 in Community

International Paper's Columbus Mill is accepting applications for International Paper Foundation grants at through Friday, Sept. 29.



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