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Anne's Kitchen: From a Southern kitchen

Posted 7/27/2016 in Food

I have a friend; we'll just call him "Bob," or Mr. R. He calls me after my column appears to give me a critique. It is often positive, although I have been reprimanded once or twice.


Cooking on deadline: Asian beef-and-mushroom burgers

Posted 7/27/2016 in Food

In grilling season, there's probably no food more popular than burgers.

Scrambled eggs baked in muffin tins make mornings easier

Posted 7/27/2016 in Food

When it comes to healthy eating, good intentions and willpower can only take us so far.

GTHR on a mission: placing healthy horses with loving homes

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

Dappled sunlight danced across the back of a brown and white pinto mare staying one step ahead of the patient man in the paddock with her.

Columbus' Dunkelberg receives MAC fellowship

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

Dr. Kendall Dunkelberg of Columbus has been awarded a $4,500 Artist Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) to continue his work on new poems for his fourth book.

Photo: Reunion time

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

CALLING THE GENERALS OF '66: From left, Perky Richard, E.T. Colvin, Rissa Lawrence and Penny Cherry share memorabilia from the S.D. Lee High Class of 1966 July 14 while planning a 50th class reunion.


Local voices: From Mississippi to Manhattan

Posted 7/23/2016 in Columns

In the park one Sunday, I was sharing coffee and gossip with a neighbor who's a waiter in a French restaurant.


MSU Riley Center new season lineup touts some big names

Posted 7/23/2016 in Entertainment

The MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts in Meridian has released the roster of musical and theatrical performances set to celebrate the prominent venue's 10th anniversary.


Being Beautiful: Memories of a boy and his bike

Posted 7/23/2016 in Columns

Daddy won it from an auction one Sunday televised on our big console television while Mama, my brothers, and Uncle Wayne sat around the living room cracking jokes about Jerry Lewis's hairstyle.


4-H Shooting Sports competitors go to state, national events

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

The heat of summer could not slow down Lowndes County 4-H'ers competing in the 2016 Mississippi State 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Meridian July 8-9. Fifteen youth represented Lowndes in numerous disciplines.


Registration now open for fall CWJC training

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC), Golden Triangle, is currently accepting applications for its fall semester of job and life skills training.



Out and About for the week of July 24, 2016

Posted 7/23/2016 in Entertainment



Community Calendar for the week of July 24, 2016

Posted 7/23/2016 in Entertainment



'Parent portals': pros and cons of timely online updates

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

Once upon a time, finding out how your child was doing in school could require weeks of patience.



What teachers would like parents to know

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community


And for her next act, Mother Nature presents sweet, luscious figs

Posted 7/20/2016 in Food

One of the perks of living in the Prairie -- where we tend to define "neighborhood" in square miles rather than streets -- is that folks are, well, neighborly.

Grill fish and fruit for an appealing summer dish

Posted 7/20/2016 in Food

When I first started grilling, I had one of those beginner's luck experiences that made grilled salmon and pineapple a mainstay in my dinner rotation.

It's sunflower time. Smile ... c'mon, you know you want to

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

Try being depressed in the middle of a field of sunflowers. Just driving by a patch is a pretty potent mood-lifter, their vibrant rays of yellow petals fanning from spiraling centers ripening with seeds. They may be nature's most optimistic plant, a living expression of botanical sun worship and radial symmetry.


Plans underway for 15th Tennessee Williams Tribute

Posted 7/16/2016 in Entertainment

Members of the Tennessee Williams Tribute Board are busy finalizing plans for the 15th annual Tribute honoring the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and poet born in Columbus March 26, 1911.



Being Beautiful: Can we long for someone we never knew?

Posted 7/16/2016 in Columns

I never met my grandmothers on either side of my family, yet I feel a longing for both of them.



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