The Ole Homestead is one of the oldest homes in north Mississippi. The house is a vernacular raised cottage that stylistically reflects a Creole influence. Built between 1821 and 1829, it is the oldest known surviving building within the original town limits of Columbus. It is also believed to be the third oldest surviving raised cottage in Mississippi and is probably the oldest one surviving north of the old Natchez District.
It is once again that wonderful season of the year. Not to be confused with cold and flu season, or football season, or even hunting season. This is the time when we welcome our visitors from alternate realities, the ones we call "pilgrims."
The story you are about to read is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. It was a spring morning several years ago, just like this morning when I received the call. I thought it was going to be like many others I receive. I was wrong.
One of my favorite pinch-me moments came some years ago when I met the late Vidal Sassoon, an icon in the world of hairdressing.
Organizers are describing it as a "perfect storm" -- a mighty spring storm of creative art and festivities that will hit West Point Saturday when the West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents the first annual Historic Downtown Art Walk.
It can happen anywhere. Michael Hardy was in a deer stand during Christmas break a year or so ago when inspiration hit.
Friends of the Library is pleased to welcome poetess Catherine Pierce to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library for Table Talk on Wednesday, April 10.
The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.
A high-energy cast of eight dancers and two singers will be in the spotlight April 9 during Mississippi State's next Lyceum Series event.
The kitchen of J. Broussard's Restaurant in downtown Columbus is most often bustling when guests fill its dining rooms, eager for the distinctive cuisine prepared by Chef Beth Broussard Rogers and her staff. But for the next four Monday nights -- and on 11 Saturdays between now and July 27 -- Chef Beth will share her expertise there with avid area cooks.
East Mississippi Community College will present the debut performance of "Interference," a play by theater instructor Don Vaughan, Thursday, April 4. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum auditorium, Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew.
Gideon Lincecum was one of the most interesting people to have ever lived in Columbus.
I spent some time recently with Aimee and Kenneth Shaw of Shaw Pit Bull Rescue. They are animal lovers with a passion for Pit Bulls. These two, along with a group of volunteers called the "Pit Crew," devote much of their time and most of their income to rescuing this much maligned breed.
Amy remembers the day she picked up a razor to attack the seething anger she had bottled inside. At that drastic moment, life simply seemed too heavy to bear. The abrupt loss of her longtime job and the deaths of her father, mother and grandmother had propelled her toward crises.
Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host April's first Table Talk this Wednesday, April 3. Find out how some of our local political office holders will finish this sentence: "My favorite childhood book is ... "
Market Street Festival 2013 in downtown Columbus will kick off Friday night, May 3, when high-powered funk-rockers Mother's Finest deliver their blend of driving rhythms and expressive R&B vocals.
Mississippi has many flowering native trees, and one that gets its fair share of attention this time of year is the redbud. These trees flower early in the spring before most other trees have started to leaf out after their winter naps.
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