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For a deceptively simple cabbage and noodle saute, use kelp

Posted 8/16/2017 in Food

The healthy noodle market is booming, thanks to low-carb fans, and so it's no surprise that kelp noodles, which used to be a specialty-store item only, are now readily available at the neighborhood supermarket.

 

Cooking on deadline: Korean-style grilled short ribs

Posted 8/16/2017 in Food

Those who love short ribs love them. Those who haven't cooked them at home before might be a little intimidated by them. Let's bridge that gap.

 

Game on: Geek is chic and fun ramps up as GT Comic Con expands

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment

Lily Dunn is planning it all out -- the '50s greaser-look costumes she and her friends are thinking about for Saturday at Trotter Convention Center. The 15-year-old from New Hope thinks she'll go as a roller skating waitress.

Six decades later, a veteran gratefully receives medals

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

Sixty-two years after Aaron Harcrow Sr. served his last day in the United States Army, the 84-year-old received four medals for his honorable service.

High profile historian-turned-writer makes Columbus visit Thursday

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment

Before long, Katy Simpson Smith will travel to Rome, a land of ancient cultures, divine art and inspiration.

Playing in the dirt: Master Gardener tips for August can reap fall rewards

Posted 8/12/2017 in Columns

Ah, August! The dog days of summer typically bring exhausting heat, long spells of no rain and very high electric bills.

 

Library to host Back-to-School Banana Bonanza

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host a Back-to-School Banana Bonanza from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.

 

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.

 

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