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Artfully good: Savories, sweets and artistic flair combine in a creative table

Posted 9/7/2016 in Food

Watching Shirley Catlett create a stylish reception table topped in burlap, colorful fabrics and artfully-arranged savories and sweets -- most of which she made herself -- one might have a hard time picturing her as a girl working on her daddy's cotton farm near the Missouri bootheel.

 

Anne's Kitchen: Get creative with school lunch

Posted 9/7/2016 in Food

When I was in elementary school, lunch was milk in a paper cone and holder from a really, really cold milk dispenser, and whatever the school lunch was for that day.

 

Nurtured by nature: A morning in the woods fuels mind, body and soul

Posted 9/3/2016 in Community

Growing up, Toby Gray always wanted to be "that guy." The one who seemed to know what he was looking at while on open-air walks, the seer who could identify trees and plants, who knew "you can eat this and you can't eat that."

School community says 'Thanks, Mr. Charlie' for 42 memorable years

Posted 9/3/2016 in Community

The corridors of Heritage Academy in Columbus seem a bit different this semester.

 

Community Calendar for the week of September 4, 2016

Posted 9/3/2016 in Entertainment

 

 

Out There for the week of September 4, 2016

Posted 9/3/2016 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Pruning helps trees, shrubs heal from weather damage

Posted 9/3/2016 in Columns

The current tropical systems swirling around are causing more homeowners to wonder about how to deal with weather-related damage in the landscape.

 

Being Beautiful: Candy corn and autumn memories in 90-degree weather

Posted 9/3/2016 in Columns

Mama made candied apples and cupcakes all afternoon, and as I licked the frosting from the beaters, I thought surely Heaven must smell just like her kitchen.

 

 

A Stone's Throw: A tale of two retailers

Posted 9/3/2016 in Columns

I do not pretend to know much about the retail business.

 

Mental health agency given building: future of services bright

Posted 9/3/2016 in Community

After months of discussion, The ARC of Clay County has chosen to give the Catherine Bryan School in West Point to Community Counseling Services (CCS).

 

Military brief: Heffernan graduates

Posted 9/3/2016 in Community

 

4-County's new energy efficiency program is extreme

Posted 9/3/2016 in Community

A groundbreaking energy efficient program for homeowners is making life better for those eligible in the 4-County Electric Power Association service area.

 

The W to commemorate 50th anniversary of desegregation

Posted 9/3/2016 in Community

Beginning in September, Mississippi University for Women will launch a year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its desegregation.

 

Hazard Lecture Series to celebrate 25th anniversary

Posted 9/3/2016 in Community

For the past quarter century, the annual Hazard Lecture Series has offered the Golden Triangle opportunities to explore the worlds of history, artistic expression and science and medicine.

A little South in your mouth: Prime time for hot-weather okra, and delicious ways to prepare it

Posted 8/31/2016 in Food

Okra. Not Delta State's unofficial Fighting Okra mascot, not the trendy Okra Cookhouse restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona, or any of several bands that go by the name. Just okra, that vegetable that's close to being as Southern as sweet tea.

Carrot and quinoa mini-muffins are great snacks or breakfast

Posted 8/31/2016 in Food

The reason cupcakes took the baking world by storm a few years ago is because, in short, they are awesome.

 

Tomatoes do double duty in coconut rice

Posted 8/31/2016 in Food

When Labor Day swings around, it's the cue for a final summer food fling -- one last late-night barbeque and a fond farewell to the garden's seasonal bounty.

 

Watermelon and cantaloupe gazpacho is refreshing soup

Posted 8/31/2016 in Food

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Gazpacho takes advantage of the wonderful melons that are abundant at this time of year.

15th annual Tribute brings Tennessee Williams' unseen characters into the light

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

When Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" premiered in Chicago in 1944, it catapulted the Columbus-born playwright from relative obscurity to fame. It also introduced the world to the Wingfield family, Amanda, Tom and Laura -- a faded Southern belle of a mother, her restless son and shy, sensitive daughter.

Black Prairie Blues Festival rocks for 21st year

Posted 8/27/2016 in Entertainment

The blistering, modern blues of Jarekus Singleton will headline the Black Prairie Blues Festival in West Point Friday, Sept. 2. For the 21st year, blues fans will gather in the hometown of Chester Arthur Burnett -- legendary bluesman Howlin' Wolf -- to immerse themselves in music.

 

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