"It's really about letting the land talk to you," Brandon Beck of Columbus told participants in the McCormick Civil War Institute fall tour, as they stood on the echoing battlefield at Gettysburg, Pa., in October.
"In fourteen hundred-ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue," but on Tuesday Nov. 23, replicas of two of the intrepid explorer's trio of ships will anchor at the Columbus Marina near the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam East Bank. The historically-accurate ships will remain docked until early Monday, Nov. 29.
HATTIESBURG -- Lee Armstrong of Columbus was crowned Miss Southern Magnolia 2011 at the North Forrest High Performing Arts Center in Hattiesburg by outgoing Miss Southern Magnolia Shelby Corn. Lee is the daughter of Jim and Dorothy Armstrong of Columbus.
Brett Kingstone has a simple message for America's manufacturers, entrepreneurs and lawmakers: protect the country's intellectual property and innovative technology.
Lee Ann and Tom Moore felt they had found "the" house the first time they viewed it in 2008. Unique in floorplan, and crowning the hill at the corner of College Street and First Street South in Columbus, it is, Tom says, "an outside-inside house."
The art program at West Point High School will have more resources thanks to the Drawing Out Success program run by students of Mississippi University for Women's Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity.
Mississippi University for Women's Department of Music and Theatre will present its 2010 Fall Choral Concert Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 602 Main St., in Columbus.
A free public performance Sunday, Nov. 7, by the Starkville-MSU Symphony Chorus will feature Franz Schubert's "Mass in G," accompanied by strings and organ.
The HEARTS After School Tutoring Program will be a highlight of the community holiday season with its fundraising Holiday Bazaar. This festive day will be Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the lower level of Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.
Robert Wolverton's orange ceramic pumpkin, which welcomes visitors to his house during October, shows how much Halloween has evolved through the centuries.
Even as a youngster growing up in Columbus, Robert Williams was "a doodler," drawing whatever appealed to his fertile imagination.
Dream 365--Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration in Columbus, was recently selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events for Spring 2011.
The sun may not have set on Halloween just yet, but organizers of the fifth annual Christmas Handworks Bazaar at First United Methodist Church in Starkville Nov. 5 have their minds on Christmas shopping.
When ceramics instructor Al (Alisa) Holen, of Mississippi University for Women, set a goal of having 1,000 hand-crafted bowls made to sell at the Nov. 6 Empty Bowls fundraiser for hunger relief, she had confidence in the university and the community at large. And they came through.
"I couldn't go in it right now, nooo ma'am," Linda Callahan sat shaking her head dramatically from side to side. Her attentive audience -- about 25 men and women in a ragged circle of chairs -- are huddled by camp light at the entrance of a World War II-era concrete bunker in Prairie. The night outside, dark and waiting, is still.
Area residents and Main Street Columbus are gearing up for two November events at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market -- the Giant Possum Town Yard Sale Nov. 6 and the Farmers' Market Holiday Bazaar Nov. 20.
Todd Bunnell, instructor of English at Mississippi University for Women, will make a presentation about comics and the graphic novel as a result of being named Mississippi Humanities Council MUW Humanities Teacher of the Year.
The drama and angst of a jury deciding whether a man lives or dies is at the center of "Twelve Angry Jurors," the play to be presented Oct. 28-30 by the Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre.
The Columbus Arts Council wants to "Put a Spell on You" Friday, Oct. 29, in the Rosenzweig Arts Center's Omnova Theater.
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