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English professor lauded for major publishing achievement

Posted 1/20/2018 in Community

"One of the most anticipated books of the fall." So proclaimed a recent review in New York-based Publishers Weekly about a two-volume set edited over recent years by Robert M. West, an associate professor of English at Mississippi State University.

Pick it up: Litter can harm wildlife, nature

Posted 1/20/2018 in Community

Most people who enjoy nature and being outdoors are careful to avoid littering -- not only because it is unsightly, but also because it can harm natural resources.

Winter warmers: Comfort food ideas to help beat the chill

Posted 1/17/2018 in Food

An extra log on the fire is all well and good, but Southerners know an arctic blast calls for down-home comfort food.

Cooking on deadline: Dan Dan noodles

Posted 1/17/2018 in Food

Dan Dan Noodles are a classic Chinese dish originating in the Sichuan province.

How the cauliflower can morph into movie night snack food

Posted 1/17/2018 in Food

Years ago, I was attempting to reverse my daughter Valentine's disdain for cauliflower.

Painting the town: Thirty-eight and counting -- barn quilts decorate Lowndes County

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Drive down rural roads just over a year from now, and you may pass more than a hundred four-by-four-foot wood pallets covered in hues of reds, blues, oranges, purples and greens mounted on churches, barns and fences across Lowndes County.

A pioneer in meeting needs is thanked for his vision

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

The sign was not over-sized or pretentious, but it carried plenty of meaning on a cold Friday January morning in Columbus. "The ACT Center," it read, and for the individuals who for years have walked through the doors of the structure behind it, it represents identity.

Forum series speakers to explore the power of place

Posted 1/13/2018 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women's spring Forum Series presented by the Gordy Honors College will focus on rural/urban issues and the power of place and will include author John T. Edge discussing his book "The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South" on March 22.

 

Out There for the week of January 14, 2018

Posted 1/13/2018 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of January 14, 2018

Posted 1/13/2018 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Be patient assessing plant damage after a hard freeze

Posted 1/13/2018 in Columns

I've been hearing and reading comments about the extreme cold we're experiencing and how unusual it is. But to tell you the truth, these temperatures are not that unusual.

 

Celebrate the new year with 10 free flowering trees

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Mississippians can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.

 

Ellis to keynote MLK Jr. Day Unity Breakfast at MSU Monday

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Former State Rep. Tyrone Ellis will be the featured speaker at Mississippi State during the university's 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast.

Evening of 'mystery, romance' to benefit United Way-NCMS

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Mystery and romance will be key ingredients in an entertaining evening of "whodunit" in Starkville Feb. 8. An annual Mystery Theatre Dinner benefiting United Way of North Central Mississippi begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Trending: What's hot in the food world for 2018?

Posted 1/10/2018 in Food

House-made condiments, street food-inspired dishes, vegetable carb substitutes, food as medicine, sugar alternatives -- these are a few of the line items popping up in an online search for the hottest national food trends predicted for 2018.

Have some over-ripe bananas? Then make better pancakes

Posted 1/10/2018 in Food

I hate to throw over-ripe bananas away. It is such a wasted opportunity for fresh fragrant banana bread.

Leftovers make tasty spinach and feta burgers

Posted 1/10/2018 in Food

Leftovers! Some folks love them, others happily scrape them into the trash.

Cauliflower mashed potatoes are simple to make

Posted 1/10/2018 in Food

Let's say you've resolved to eat healthier in the New Year, but find yourself tripped up over and over again by your unconquerable yen for food that's rich and delicious.

Registration in progress for free CWJC training

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

Women seeking to develop improved job and life skills can receive free training through the Christian Women's Job Corps-Golden Triangle (CWJC), which is currently accepting applications for its spring semester.

Golden Triangle communities plan MLK Day events

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

Golden Triangle counties are gearing up for Martin Luther King Day Jr. Day, annually observed on the third Monday of January.

 

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