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Things to do at Grilling on the River

Posted 4/11/2013 in Entertainment


Awesome asparagus: Spring means the return of this popular fresh vegetable

Posted 4/10/2013 in Food

Spring fever is in the air, and for foodies that means the welcome arrival of fresh spring vegetables. Asparagus is a frequent favorite on that list. Grilled, steamed, stir-fried, roasted, in salads or puréed in soup, this flowering perennial that comes in green, purple and white is a versatile hit.

Make a sweet start with fruit punch cupcakes

Posted 4/10/2013 in Food

Bright citrusy flavors. Splashes of colorful sugary confetti. Rich creamy frosting flecked with berries. These cupcakes have it all and are a perfect way to welcome spring.

Charity Ball royalty recognized for achievements and service

Posted 4/6/2013 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus revealed its 2013 Charity Ball king and queen Saturday at the 63rd annual Ball held at Trotter Convention Center.

Ask Rufus: Ole Homestead: One of Mississippi's oldest raised cottages

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

The Ole Homestead is one of the oldest homes in north Mississippi. The house is a vernacular raised cottage that stylistically reflects a Creole influence. Built between 1821 and 1829, it is the oldest known surviving building within the original town limits of Columbus. It is also believed to be the third oldest surviving raised cottage in Mississippi and is probably the oldest one surviving north of the old Natchez District.


Adele Elliott: A primer for pilgrims

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

It is once again that wonderful season of the year. Not to be confused with cold and flu season, or football season, or even hunting season. This is the time when we welcome our visitors from alternate realities, the ones we call "pilgrims."


Southern Gardening: The case of the missing blue petunia

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

The story you are about to read is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. It was a spring morning several years ago, just like this morning when I received the call. I thought it was going to be like many others I receive. I was wrong.


Being beautiful: If you don't look good, I don't look good

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columns

One of my favorite pinch-me moments came some years ago when I met the late Vidal Sassoon, an icon in the world of hairdressing.


West Point preps for first annual Art Walk set for April 13

Posted 4/6/2013 in Community

Organizers are describing it as a "perfect storm" -- a mighty spring storm of creative art and festivities that will hit West Point Saturday when the West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents the first annual Historic Downtown Art Walk.

Cotton District songwriting winners announced

Posted 4/6/2013 in Entertainment

It can happen anywhere. Michael Hardy was in a deer stand during Christmas break a year or so ago when inspiration hit.

Nothing 'peculiar' about Table Talk's featured guest

Posted 4/6/2013 in Entertainment

Friends of the Library is pleased to welcome poetess Catherine Pierce to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library for Table Talk on Wednesday, April 10.


School news: Columbus High Honor Roll

Posted 4/6/2013 in Community



Community Calendar for the week of April 7, 2013

Posted 4/6/2013 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of April 7, 2013

Posted 4/6/2013 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.



Explosive tap shines in Tuesday's Lyceum show

Posted 4/6/2013 in Entertainment

A high-energy cast of eight dancers and two singers will be in the spotlight April 9 during Mississippi State's next Lyceum Series event.


Pork scallopini? Bread pudding? Asian cuisine? Yes, you can do it. Learn how in a new series of cooking classes

Posted 4/3/2013 in Food

The kitchen of J. Broussard's Restaurant in downtown Columbus is most often bustling when guests fill its dining rooms, eager for the distinctive cuisine prepared by Chef Beth Broussard Rogers and her staff. But for the next four Monday nights -- and on 11 Saturdays between now and July 27 -- Chef Beth will share her expertise there with avid area cooks.

EMCC to present debut of original play Thursday

Posted 4/3/2013 in Entertainment

East Mississippi Community College will present the debut performance of "Interference," a play by theater instructor Don Vaughan, Thursday, April 4. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum auditorium, Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew.

Ask Rufus: A Columbus pioneer returns: Dr. Gideon Lincecum

Posted 4/2/2013 in Columns

Gideon Lincecum was one of the most interesting people to have ever lived in Columbus.


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