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Market Fresh: Strawberry time

Posted 5/14/2014 in Food

While the Suzuki Strings played in the background, I wandered around the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus Saturday and bought some tomatoes and strawberries. We are still betwixt and between seasons, but what could be better than tomatoes and strawberries?


Two by Two: Mother's Day doubles up on joy in this family filled with twins

Posted 5/13/2014 in Community

In Annie Cockrell's family, things tend to come in pairs -- children, in particular.


Community Calendar for the week of May 11, 2014

Posted 5/10/2014 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of May 11, 2014

Posted 5/10/2014 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.



MSU offers three summer camps focused on nature

Posted 5/10/2014 in Entertainment

Registration is open for three summer camps for young people interested in wildlife, natural resources and outdoor recreation.


Southern Gardening: Use container gardening for vegetable production

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columns

There's nothing like preparing a meal using vegetables that were picked only five minutes earlier. That goal drives the efforts of many home gardeners.


A Stone's throw: Some mothers

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columns

Last weekend there was a reunion of sorts in Columbus, mostly of people connected with Lee High School football during a certain time span.



Picking roses

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columns

It may be because this is the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day. Or more likely, it's because of the enormous tree felled by recent storms in the backyard of the homeplace -- the house where my two sisters, brother and I were raised. But something has had my mother much on my mind.



Local Landscapes: Repairing storm-damaged trees

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columns

The recent storms wreaked havoc on landscapes across north Mississippi.



Adele Elliott: Connections

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columns

It seems that the winter from Hades is finally over. We will probably not have another freeze for many months, the tornadoes have moved on (cross your fingers), and the monsoons have dissipated -- for now.


West Point gears up for second annual Art Walk

Posted 5/10/2014 in Community

Downtown West Point will be all about art Saturday, May 17. Fifty fine artists and craftspeople are slated to display and sell their work during the second annual Downtown Art Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


School news: Dr. Young recognized

Posted 5/10/2014 in Community



School news: Knox, Woods receive scholarships

Posted 5/10/2014 in Community



Friends of Columbus Library to hold members' book pre-sale

Posted 5/10/2014 in Community

Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (FOL) will hold a Members Only pre-sale book sale Saturday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in advance of its June book sale on June 12 and 14. The pre-sale is a member appreciation event, as well as an effort to encourage new memberships and renewals.


Market Fresh: As the Hitching Lot prepares for Saturday's grand opening, Freeze talks beets

Posted 5/7/2014 in Food

Finally, we can all breathe a sign of relief and enjoy this glorious spring, with summer following soon. And, there is no better harbinger of the warm days ahead than the grand opening of the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market on Saturday.

Choral Society to present 'Musical Treat for Mom' Sunday

Posted 5/7/2014 in Entertainment

Mothers Day takes a musical turn Sunday when the Columbus Choral Society presents "A Musical Treat for Mom." The 2 p.m. concert in the Rosenzweig Arts Center main gallery will celebrate mothers, and help send members of the choral group to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall June 8.


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