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New Tenn-Tom Museum could open doors by fall

Posted 1/30/2010 in Entertainment

Northeast Mississippi’s and West Alabama’s latest historical, educational and cultural attraction could open to the public by this fall.


MUW’s Gordy Honors Series features Chuck D and many more

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Gordy Honors Forum Series opens Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The Forums Series continues through April presenting lectures, films and undergraduate research.

Cabaret Night to feature New York chanteuse

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

If you’re looking to forget the winter blahs, Feb. 6 will offer a full evening of dinner and dancing, highlighted by a New York vocal artist to entertain with songs from a nostalgic era.


TWT to hold Feb. 4 auditions for ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes held in Columbus each September has become known for presenting quality theatrical performances. The 2010 event slated for Sept. 5-12 will be no exception.


Lyceum Series to present Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

STARKVILLE — Featuring some of Russia’s finest young string players, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs Monday, Feb. 15, at Mississippi State University


Aldersgate will host The Baddour Center’s Miracles

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Miracles, a choir of musically-gifted adults with intellectual disabilities, will perform at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 820 Evergreen St., in Starkville Sunday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m.


W student nominated for Miss Africa USA scholarship pageant

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

Janet Grace Choongo of Jackson, a senior legal studies major at the Mississippi University for Women, has been nominated to compete in the Annual Miss Africa USA Scholarship Pageant.

Opening the great outdoors, creating heart-changing moments

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

A crisp morning, rich with the promise of sunshine and wood smoke, greeted 13-year-old Christopher Wrench and his friends staying at the Plum Nellie deer camp in southeast Lowndes County. It was going to be another good day.

Flenorl to speak at Growth Alliance’s annual banquet

Posted 1/16/2010 in Entertainment

The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance will hold its 84th annual banquet Thursday at the West Point Civic Center, 130 Sixth St., at 6 p.m.

Changing landscapes: This farmers’ friend has witnessed an evolution, now wages his toughest battle

Posted 1/16/2010 in Entertainment

Cecil Robertson may have stopped picking cotton at 18, but that didn’t stop him from becoming the go-to guy local farmers and gardeners still call up at home a half-century later for answers to their questions.


Jr. Miss contestants vie for scholarships

Posted 1/16/2010 in Entertainment

They come from different backgrounds and different schools, but they all have a common characteristic — the desire to succeed.



OCC figures in: Area center has highest growth

Posted 1/16/2010 in Entertainment

Operation Christmas Child figures are in, and they show the Columbus Collection Center experienced the highest growth in boxes collected in the state of Mississippi, according to area coordinator Nelda Brown.



Unity breakfast, procession help mark King celebrations in Golden Triangle

Posted 1/9/2010 in Entertainment

While Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with a four-day Dream 365 celebration in Columbus, events are also planned in Starkville and West Point.


MUW, CAC join in ceramics, pottery exhibits

Posted 1/9/2010 in Entertainment

Form and function may never have blended so well. Those who appreciate ceramics and pottery will revel in two exhibits taking place simultaneously in Columbus — at Mississippi University for Women’s Eugenia Summer Art Gallery on the MUW campus and at the Columbus Arts Council’s Rosenzweig Arts Center downtown.


101 years young, ‘Sweet Essie’ still enjoys every minute

Posted 1/9/2010 in Entertainment

Essie Mathews was born in Columbus 101 years ago, and never left. On Jan. 7, the joyful resident the staff at Vineyard Court Nursing Center calls “Sweet Essie” celebrated her birthday by indulging in one of her favorite desserts — pound cake and ice cream.



Starkville youth earns Eagle rank

Posted 1/9/2010 in Entertainment

Cody Berryhill, a member of Starkville’s Troop 27 and a senior at Starkville High School, received his advancement to Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor ceremony held in November at Starkville’s First United Methodist Church.


Special events mark four-day MLK weekend celebration

Posted 1/9/2010 in Entertainment

As the national observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day nears, area volunteers are fine-tuning plans for Dream 365, a four-day celebration in Columbus honoring the life and legacy of the civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jan. 15-18.

Still in the building: As Elvis’ 75th birthday nears, Jennifer Brady of Columbus remembers Graceland

Posted 1/2/2010 in Entertainment

While birthday celebrations are about to commence in Memphis, here in Columbus, former Graceland tour guide Jennifer Brady refuses to take down her Christmas decorations ... because Elvis wouldn’t approve.


Get ‘All Shook Up’ at the RAC Friday

Posted 1/2/2010 in Entertainment

In honor of Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday Friday, the Columbus Arts Council will host an Elvis open mic in the intimate Omnova Theater.


E ’magnifico: Innovation leads to MUW degree in Italy

Posted 1/2/2010 in Entertainment

A new Master of Fine Arts program offered at Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy, in partnership with Mississippi University for Women, brings to fruition a goal William “Peppy” Biddy and many others have worked toward for several years.


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