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It's that time: JA Ball tickets available Tuesday

Posted 2/15/2014 in Community

Patron tickets to the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 2014 Charity Ball will be available Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Junior Auxiliary Hut at 1000 Park Circle, next to Lee Park.

Be my (savory) Valentine: Move over chocolate -- there's more than one way to celebrate

Posted 2/12/2014 in Food

Cupid's holiday is all about sweethearts, but that doesn't mean the whole focus has to be exclusively "sweet." Luscious Valentine chocolates have their place, but we can show we care by taking a walk on the savory side, too. OK, so maybe hard-boiled eggs aren't necessarily "savory," but you get the idea.

For true love, layer passion fruit and chocolate

Posted 2/12/2014 in Food

Passion fruit, chocolate and Champagne. Could there be three ingredients better suited for a holiday built around love?

Slow cooker chicken that delivers ease and flavor

Posted 2/12/2014 in Food

The trouble with slow cookers is that while they certainly deliver on ease, they sometimes disappoint on flavor. It's the risk you run when you dump a bunch of ingredients in a pot and walk away for much of the day.

 

NJ festival lets you eat, drink, floss with bacon

Posted 2/12/2014 in Food

Get ready for bacon like you've never eaten, drunk or worn it before. Bacon milkshakes. Chocolate-covered bacon shaped like roses. Bacon-flavored toothpaste, dental floss and lip balm. Bacon bourbon, margaritas, beer and vodka. Bacon ice cream sundaes. A BLT sandwich with a full pound of bacon.

 

 

School news: Lamar County High School First Semester Honor Roll

Posted 2/12/2014 in Community

 

Valentine fundraiser to benefit Lee Home

Posted 2/11/2014 in Community

The Stephen D. Lee Foundation will hold its fourth annual Valentine's Day Party on Friday, Feb. 14 from 7:30 until 10 p.m.

And the beat goes on ... WMSV celebrates 20 year milestone with music and memories

Posted 2/9/2014 in Community

Station Manager Steve Ellis remembers that morning 20 years ago. The time was just before 6 a.m., March 21, 1994, and he was about to flip the switch for the first broadcast from WMSV 91.1, a new radio station on the Mississippi State University campus.

Big Band Theory returns to Trotter Convention Center

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

Gill Harris and the Big Band Theory will resurrect the lush harmonies of saxes, trombones, trumpets and a rhythm section at Trotter Convention Center in Columbus on Friday, Feb. 21. The sounds that first became so popular in the 1920s and '30s will begin at 7 p.m.

Rick of 'Rick and Bubba' to share humor, hope with local audience

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

Rick Burgess' humor and antics are well documented on radio airwaves around the country virtually every day. His Christian faith is equally well-known.

 

Adele Elliott: On the road again

Posted 2/9/2014 in Columns

Chris and I have been without a car, on and off, since Thanksgiving. The only reason that we had food in the house (especially pet food), is because of our generous neighbors, Jyl Barefield and Greg Nayden. They chauffeured us to the grocery, to the Miller Marine party, and to the drugstore to pick up my meds.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Valentine ideas for the guys, from the guys

Posted 2/9/2014 in Columns

Recently, I was going through boxes of my mama's old photographs when I found all the valentines she had tucked away from years gone by.

 

 

A Stone's throw: Eighty-eight times eight

Posted 2/9/2014 in Columns

It is a shame that I cannot write about something that I have done before I do it, so that if it is good, I can recommend it to readers. I do not get to go to sneak previews very often, however; I just have to write after the fact.

 

'Which is Which' kicks off Table Talk series

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library launches its annual Table Talk series on Wednesday, Feb. 12 with a visit by the King twins -- Katherine and Margaret. The sisters entertained audiences last year when they introduced their memoirs, "Y'all Twins?"

 

Social media drives reception food trends

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

Websites and social media are providing couples with creative ideas for reception foods and themes reflecting their personalities and love for friends and family.

 

 

MSU Lyceum event to feature bard-inspired 'green-eyed monster'

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

Shakespeare's popular tragedy that plums the depths of jealously and rage launches the 2014 spring Lyceum Series at Mississippi State.

 

 

Out and About for the week of February 9, 2014

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of February 9, 2014

Posted 2/9/2014 in Entertainment

 

A taste of India: Indian cuisine broadens Columbus community's palate

Posted 2/5/2014 in Food

It's our good luck the wide, wonderful world of food has so many fascinating cuisines to explore. Columbus just got one more. With the official opening of its first Indian menu restaurant Feb. 1, the city moved closer to truly having something for every palate.

 

Tex-Mex meets classic comfort

Posted 2/5/2014 in Food

A lot of casual party grub generally can often be classified one of two ways -- spicy Tex-Mex or basic comfort.

 

 

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