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Southern gardening: Repairs can salvage storm-damaged trees

Posted 9/8/2012 in Columns

Hurricane Isaac's recent visit reminds us that weather can play havoc with our landscapes. While flooding is a problem in some areas, most of the damage tends to happen to trees in the landscape.

MSU community 'adopts' ladies of Safe Haven shelter

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

Safe Haven Inc. in Columbus is the recipient of a generous outpouring of support from the Mississippi State community.


Poetry, music meld in Tennessee Williams Tribute event

Posted 9/7/2012 in Entertainment

One of the closing events of the six-day 11th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute will focus on the poetry of the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who was born in Columbus in 1911.


Open for 'business': The Patriot Café begins a new chapter in food service at Heritage Academy

Posted 9/5/2012 in Food

Visitors who haven't been to Heritage Academy's Student Activities Building for a while are in for quite a surprise. What used to be a gray, utilitarian corner of the auditorium and gym space at the Columbus school has been transformed into a contemporary café.


Hominy: What it is and how to use it

Posted 9/5/2012 in Food


TWT Moon Lake Party to present Tony-nominated songstress

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment

The upcoming 11th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes in Columbus Sept. 4-9 will take on a decidedly Broadway air at its Moon Lake Party Sept. 6 at the Columbus Country Club.

Damm's African Musical Journey to celebrate world rhythms

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment

Dr. Robert Damm's musical travels have taken him to far corners -- to Mali, Ghana and other distant locales, where he discovered new ways of making music through improvisation, indigenous rhythms and world tradition.


Community Calendar for the week of September 2, 2012

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment



Out and about for the week of September 2, 2012

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment



A stone's throw: The Princess of Columbus

Posted 9/1/2012 in Columns

What if you had a diamond so big you could neither wear nor insure it? Or what if you had a mansion so massive you could not live in it? Or what if you possessed that fabled, precious white elephant? You might feel the frustration some Columbians feel about the Princess Theater.



Musings on Isaac and Sophia Shih-Tzu

Posted 9/1/2012 in Columns

It's in the middle of the heavy rains and strong winds of Hurricane Isaac that I write this column with one hand on my worrisome Shih-Tzu Sophia, the other on the keyboard -- "worrisome" not that she worries me, but that she worries about the weather more than most people I know.



{Nourish} A meal on toast: Build a better sandwich

Posted 9/1/2012 in Columns

Even though I really do love to cook, I sometimes get burnout from being in the kitchen every night. Every once in a while I just need a few days, or even a couple of weeks, off.




Posted 9/1/2012 in Columns

I have been making baby steps into several non-traditional ways of thinking. These may be considered unorthodox in Western thought, but are well accepted in many other parts of the world.



Social Security payments soon to go all electronic

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

Individuals receiving paper benefits checks from the U.S. government have only a few months to sign up to receive payments electronically under the new paper-free system.


MUW students mobilize with AAUW voter registration drives

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

The Columbus/MUW branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is gearing up for the election year, hosting five voter registration drives at Mississippi University for Women over the summer, with plans to host another on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hogarth Dining Center.

September Table Talks focus on literature, Southern culture

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Tennessee Williams Tribute again join forces to kick off the September Table Talk series. This season's opening presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 5, features renowned Tennessee Williams scholar, Dr. Kenneth Holditch.

Borderless Hosts seek families to partner with international students

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

The Borderless Hosts program, under the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State University, is seeking volunteer "host" families and international students for the fall and spring semesters.

Herbal apps: Bug bites? Tummy ache? There's an herb for that

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

With two active little boys to keep up with, Mandi and Will Sanders' household is, in many ways, just like those of other young parents. There are always the inevitable skinned knees, sniffles, bug bites and earaches to contend with. But instead of turning to the medicine cabinet, Mandi Sanders often simply steps outside to her herb garden for a solution.

'Food Network Star' finalist and MUW alumna returns for visit to alma mater

Posted 8/29/2012 in Food

As a 16-year-old moving from South Africa to Tupelo 12 years ago, Linkie Marais admits she was in for a huge culture shock.


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