This has been a flag-waving week. We celebrated the signing of the Declaration of Independence over 300 years ago, and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Both are very good reasons to eat hot dogs and drink beer.
I have been away for a while, and I have to say coming home in time for the recent Fourth of July takes on special meaning.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle and the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation have made donations to two organizations to help Mississippians affected by recent spring storms, especially those living in Tupelo, Columbus and Louisville.
Mississippi University for Women will be one of six entities to host Volunteer Mississippi information sessions to discuss the availability of monies to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.
There was a bit of Italia in the air Friday at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute. On the final day of this summer's MUW Culinary Camp for Kids, participants in the seventh through 12th grades prepared an Italian-themed luncheon for parents and friends, presenting demos of each course.
Summertime entertaining and salsa go together like, well, chips and salsa. With all of the fresh ingredients available at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus and other area farmers' markets, now is the time to forsake the jarred version and put a little love into the bowl.
Fifty stars, 13 stripes. Together, they can rally a nation and bring strong men to tears. They can be taken for granted and even abused. But everything the American flag stands for is indelibly written in time, by great and ordinary people.
Temperatures are on the rise in Northeast Mississippi. Most people simply adjust the thermostat, but others don't have that luxury.
The Golden Triangle Writers Guild will meet Saturday, July 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bryan Public Library in West Point.
Lois Boggess remembers Sunday afternoons in front of her parents' first television set, enthralled by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts from Carnegie Hall.
Two revered sons of the South return to the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus this week, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
I believe it was on an airplane a few years ago that I first met humorist David Sedaris. Well, I didn't meet him exactly, but it sure felt like I did.
Mississippi has a long history of independent thinking. Our individualism dates back 200 years or more. We resent being told how to run our lives -- especially by the Federal Government.
Kristopher Meaders loves cartoons. The 13-year-old who attends New Hope Middle School is often happiest sitting on the floor watching his favorite characters on TV.
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.
Most people I know like to celebrate our nation's birthday with fireworks, and gardening and fireworks have something in common.