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Fired by collaboration: Artists and industry partner to improve public spaces

Posted 7/1/2011 in Community

"It's as labor intensive -- but as simple -- as you can imagine," said Tanner Coleman. The sculptor stood back, assessing progress on a three-ton brick artwork he and his wife, Alexis, have invested heart and hands in for the past few weeks. Smudged faces and clay-crusted fingers attested to the long, hot hours put in that day.

B.B. King set to open MSU Lyceum Series

Posted 7/1/2011 in Community

Delta-born blues music icon B.B. King kicks off the 2011-12 Mississippi State University Lyceum Series season with an Oct. 11 concert.

 

Area represented in tonight's Miss Mississippi finals

Posted 7/1/2011 in Community

When the curtain opens tonight on the final phase of competition in the Miss Mississippi pageant, the Golden Triangle will be well-represented. Lee Armstrong, Presly Forrester and Caitlyn Smith, all of Columbus, and Jessica Terrill of Starkville are among 45 young women vying for the title and scholarships to be awarded at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

 

Community project headed by MUW instructor brings life to storm-ravaged town

Posted 7/1/2011 in Community

The idea is simple: Provide decorative, hand-painted "love signs" for residents and business owners, indicating that even though things are a mess right now, they will return.

Side show: Add a bang to your Fourth of July with super sides

Posted 6/29/2011 in Food

In light of our recent feel-good fascination with all things royal, there's a footnote of irony to this year's celebration of independence from Britain's rule -- but that's what 235 years, and a fairytale wedding, will do for you.

Boys to men: Local ministry takes youth under its wing

Posted 6/27/2011 in Community

Silently, the teenager stepped from the pool, slipped a gray T-shirt over his head and walked away from his peers. If they called to him, he didn't respond. He kept walking, out of the enclosure, beyond the chain-link fence, his eyes focused on the tree line. He reached the edge of the woods and hesitated, his eyes adjusting from sunlight to darkness

 

Shannon Bardwell: The sunshine vitamin

Posted 6/27/2011 in Columns

Even using 45spf suntan lotion and wearing a big floppy hat, us gardeners have a hard time avoiding the effects of the sun. Then lo and behold, one day the family doctor said, "You're not getting enough vitamin D." Vitamin D comes from the sun.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Lessons

Posted 6/25/2011 in Columns

It is said that everyone we meet was sent into our lives for a reason. Life on Earth is a series of lessons. We do not move on to the next existence until we learn them.

 

 

David Creel: For my father

Posted 6/25/2011 in Columns

Most all of you "know" my mama, if only through the dozens of columns I have written about her over the years. She is sick right now, fighting a difficult health battle, and we appreciate any prayers you can send our way. It is, however, my daddy that I want to introduce to you today.

 

 

SOAR announces press conference for grants, awards

Posted 6/25/2011 in Community

Starkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results (SOAR) will hold a press conference and convening for civic and service clubs Wednesday, June 29, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville.

 

 

Betty Stone: Memories

Posted 6/25/2011 in Columns

Memory is a strange thing. I wonder why I remember totally useless bits of trivia, but not where I put my keys (instead of the designated place for them) or what the price is for certain grocery items, information that could be useful.

 

 

It's 103 years and counting for oldest local DAR chapter

Posted 6/25/2011 in Community

To make it to 103, you must be doing something right. The Shuk-ho-ta Tom-a-ha chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution mark that anniversary this month, celebrating more than a century of patriotism, education and historic preservation.

 

 

Columbus library welcomes noted children's book illustrator, artist

Posted 6/25/2011 in Community

Clarksdale native Rick Anderson has come a long way from the days his mother had to admonish him about drawing in church as a child.

 

Looking good, feeling better: Program gives cancer patients cosmetics, hope

Posted 6/25/2011 in Community

The doctor's mouth was moving, but his words sounded far away, like a disembodied voice talking about someone else. Geneva Wright wasn't worried about her survival -- not at first anyway. Instead, she thought about her co-workers at the bank. What would they think if they knew? She didn't want their pity, that was for sure, and she didn't want to be the subject of town gossip.

William Cocke and the founding of America

Posted 6/25/2011 in Columns

One of the most interesting figures in Columbus history was William Cocke. He was born in Virginia in 1747 and died in Columbus in 1828. Cocke actually lived the founding and settlement of the U.S. He then became one of the founders of Columbus.

Scouts learn about respect, courage and health and fitness during day camp

Posted 6/25/2011 in Community

Monday was almost unbearably hot and humid. Tuesday, it rained and the power went out. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, more of the same.

Award-winning cookbook author Martha Foose to visit Columbus

Posted 6/22/2011 in Food

Maybe you've seen her on "Good Morning, America," or perhaps the "CBS Early Show." Or you may have read about her in Garden & Gun magazine this spring, or in any of the towering stack of glossy pages she's graced since first writing her best-selling cookbook, "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea."

 

Rob Hardy: George Washington Carver

Posted 6/21/2011 in Columns

George Washington Carver has been pigeonholed by history. He plays two roles. He is first, the man who advocated peanut farming and invented all sorts of uses for the crop; we even go so far as to give him credit for inventing peanut butter, which he never did nor claimed to have done.

 

Monday Profile: Atlanta comedian honed skills at Columbus' Lee High

Posted 6/20/2011 in Community

Antoine "Booger" Brown's comedy is as Golden Triangle as it gets.

 

Performance artist from Ohio seeks local voices

Posted 6/17/2011 in Community

Artist Robert Ladislas Derr is searching for one to three community members interested in singing "Christopher Columbus," a short song by 1950s pop artist Guy Mitchell about the legendary 15-century explorer, for his 10 town multi-media project, Discovering Columbus.

 

 

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