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.
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.
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."
The corridors of Heritage Academy in Columbus seem a bit different this semester.
The current tropical systems swirling around are causing more homeowners to wonder about how to deal with weather-related damage in the landscape.
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.
I do not pretend to know much about the retail business.
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).
A groundbreaking energy efficient program for homeowners is making life better for those eligible in the 4-County Electric Power Association service area.
Beginning in September, Mississippi University for Women will launch a year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its desegregation.
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.
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.
The reason cupcakes took the baking world by storm a few years ago is because, in short, they are awesome.
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 takes advantage of the wonderful melons that are abundant at this time of year.
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.
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.