My memories of my Granddaddy and Grandmama West's farm in Pontotoc are few and precious. I was very young when Granddaddy died and his beloved Minnie moved back to Memphis, leaving behind the rural peace they had enjoyed together.
A few nights ago at a reception I tasted a bright and fresh-tasting cucumber soup that Fred Kinder had brought. It was served from a pitcher and poured into clear plastic shot glasses.
Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here's a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread.
We generally assume two things about salsa that we shouldn't.
We Southerners love things that are sweet. We can whip up a dessert out of almost anything in the world: fruits, vegetables, even stale bread -- all may end up in concoctions worthy of being served on Mount Olympus.
Have a conversation with John Ross, and topics like lividity, paraffin tests, toxicology, insect larvae and such may come up. It's not that Ross, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel in Columbus, is preoccupied with criminal nature or the macabre. It's only that forensic science fascinates him.
The 13th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes Sept. 8-14 will bring a Broadway flair to Columbus as Joel Vig makes a return visit to the Golden Triangle.
Mississippi State University Associate Professor of sculpture Critz Campbell of West Point presents a body of new work in Facing South, an exhibit opening Friday, Aug. 15 at the Cullis Wade Depot/MSU Welcome Center gallery on the university campus.
Colorful caladiums at a popular theme park fascinated me on a recent trip to Florida. They were everywhere I looked.
I hold such a tender spot in my heart for teachers.
This time of year, it's our faces -- not winter snow drifts -- that are glistening in the sunlight, but it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas. By planning now, you can avoid sweating about gift ideas during the holidays.
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.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Local History Department recently received a monetary donation from the Stephen D. Lee High School Class of 1964 Reunion Committee. The class held its 50th anniversary reunion April 4-5 in Columbus.
Genealogist and writer Sharon Leslie Morgan will visit Macon to present her book "Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade" (Beacon Press, 2012).
A couple of days ago, an email came my way with a photo of Benny Yarbrough holding a brag-worthy tomato. Yarbrough wasn't looking for attention, but had shared the picture because it was the largest tomato he's harvested in all his years of gardening.
I have become hooked on throwing fresh cherry tomatoes into some olive oil in a skillet and adding whatever to make a sauce for whatever.
Those first few weeks when the kids head back to school can be among the most hectic for families.
It wasn't so long ago that Linda Warnat saw a flyer at the Frank P. Phillips Y in downtown Columbus for a class called Journey to Freedom: Your Start to a Lifetime of Hope, Health and Happiness. Warnat isn't quite sure why, but she was compelled to sign up for the eight-week experience.
2. Trumpeter Huff in 'Messiah' spotlight ENTERTAINMENT
3. Boys and Girls Club adds a little Motown to Christmas ENTERTAINMENT
5. Community Calendar for the week of December 4, 2016 ENTERTAINMENT