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Eliza's letters: A voice from Columbus' past helps define a 'New Southern Woman'

Posted 11/11/2013 in Community

On a clear winter's night in December 1860, Eliza Lucy Irion Neilson of Columbus sat down with a notebook and began writing her life story. One hundred and fifty-three years later, those who have come after her have a firsthand account of the ordinary and extraordinary world of the American South during and after the American Civil War.

Hand-pieced quilt with a story finds a new home

Posted 11/9/2013 in Community

A hand-pieced quilt has effectively stitched together the lives of one area woman and quilters aged 9 to 90 in rural Nebraska and South Dakota. When a vacationing Donna Egger Grant happened to purchase a few raffle tickets in June for a quilt displayed at the Niobrara Lodge in Valentine, Neb., she "never dreamed" she would actually win it.

Muslim Journeys continues with Islamic artistry, women's roles

Posted 11/9/2013 in Entertainment

Intricate miniature paintings and works in the Persian art of Illumination, or Tazhib, are part of an exhibit by Sheida Riahi, who is the featured speaker at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.


A Stone's throw: A brush with celebrity

Posted 11/9/2013 in Columns



Being beautiful: Here comes the bride!

Posted 11/9/2013 in Columns



Adele Elliott: Important exports

Posted 11/9/2013 in Columns



Out and About for the week of November 10, 2013

Posted 11/9/2013 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 November 10, 2013

Posted 11/9/2013 in Entertainment



School news: Heritage Academy Honor Roll

Posted 11/9/2013 in Community



Mexican Coke in U.S. will still use cane sugar

Posted 11/8/2013 in Food


Dandy dressings: Time to pull out the cookbooks and decide on the dressing

Posted 11/6/2013 in Food

Remembering the Thanksgivings of my childhood conjures warm memories. I can clearly see gleaming china, sparkling crystal, the turkey-shaped gravy bowl and a large cornucopia my mother often used as a centerpiece. It overflowed with artificial apples, oranges and grapes that, to a kid, looked good enough to eat. In fact, I daresay there were some tiny teeth marks on the underside of a couple.


Library's 'Muslim Journeys' continues this week

Posted 11/6/2013 in Entertainment



Tarting up a butternut offering

Posted 11/6/2013 in Food



Do-ahead mashed potatoes to save time and sanity

Posted 11/6/2013 in Food


'Good guys': Good Sam members give police officers another tool for the job

Posted 11/2/2013 in Community

Rufus Beason eats breakfast almost every morning at Hardee's in North Columbus with a group of other retired men. One particular morning, Beason saw Columbus Police Department Patrol Officer Canyon Boykin come into the restaurant. He has known Boykin for years; the policeman is a longtime friend of Beason's grandson.


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