January and February are good times to see where landscapes need evergreen color to break out of the drab grays and browns of winter. When you find a spot that needs a pick-me-up, Savannah holly is a superb evergreen plant to grow in our Mississippi gardens and landscapes.
When I was a child, I thought my daddy looked like Elvis. Perhaps it was his dark brown hair and the way he combed it up in the front, or it might have been the way he moved his hips to "Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog" when it came on the radio. Men's hairstyles have caused many to swoon across the generations.
In some of the old "Saturday Night Live" television episodes the late Gilda Radner portrayed a deaf person speaking vehemently against something she perceived to be unjust because she misunderstood it. One example was a diatribe protesting "deaf' taxes in which she said deaf people have enough trouble without being taxed for their handicap. When told she had misheard the term "death taxes," she said, as always, "Never mind."
You may have noticed some of the landscape projects around Columbus that have had the hand of the Lowndes County Master Gardener volunteers placed on them -- like the landscape at the downtown post office, or the reclaimed beds along the side of the YMCA, or even the front beds to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
In the history of this great country there are battles of such epic importance that they are remembered for generations. Even after all the combatants have long since gone on to their reward, some names still resonate with Americans.
Columbus' Market Street Festival May 3-4 may be three months away, but entries for the event's Juried Arts Competition are already being accepted by the Columbus Arts Council. All artists 18 and older are invited to submit works in three categories: painting/drawing; 3D art, including fiber arts; and photography.
The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women and the City of Columbus have partnered to present a free community health fair Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Pohl Gymnasium.
Registration is under way for veterans seeking non-traditional animal-assisted activities to address physical or mental challenges as a result of military service.
Some of John Marszalek's friends are pretty good at keeping a secret. The distinguished scholar's wife, Jeanne, was even in on it. For three years or more, unbeknownst to the Mississippi State Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus, a network of his former doctoral students worked on a tribute to the mentor who had so stirred their passion for studying the Civil War era and its influence on shaping America.
Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center (MAEC) honored Hartley Peavey -- founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics -- with a bronze star added to the Walk of Fame Jan. 17 at Dumont Plaza in historic downtown Meridian.
There was plenty of m'm, m'm good to go around Friday evening when Shaeffer's Chapel United Methodist Church in western Lowndes County held its annual soup supper. Tables laden with crockpots of aromatic soups, plates of crisp cornbreads, salads, French bread, sandwiches and luscious desserts drew the church family and guests in from the cold for a night of warm fellowship and great food.
Still think a $5 latte at Starbucks is over the top? Hold on, because now there's an even pricier cuppa Joe to get buzzed about.
When Sister Clarice Carroll retired as professor of obstetrics-gynecology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2010, she headed to Haiti, arriving just weeks after the earthquake that devastated the country to begin her work as a nurse midwife in Gros-Morne, a city north of Port-au-Prince where many earthquake victims migrated.
To quote William Shakespeare in his work "Midsummer Nights Dream," "The object of Art is to give life a shape." Little did Shakespeare know that 400 years after writing this line his life would inspire high school students in Starkville to give shape to works of art.
Bridal fashions are breaking free of the decade-long fascination with strapless gowns and offering a new take on classic, romantic dresses.