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McDaniel exhibit opens at Macon Welcome Center

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

Through September, the Macon Welcome Center will feature the artworks of Dora Taff McDaniel, a Southern artist with roots in Noxubee County. McDaniel has attained a solid reputation among designers and art collectors for her exquisite watercolor interpretations, as well as for her skills in oil and acrylics.



Noxubee Refuge dedicates new trail off Highway 25

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

Refuge Manager Henry Sansing and the Friends of Noxubee Refuge invite the public to visit Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge's newly finished Craig Pond Trail for a dedication and ribbon cutting Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. to noon.



PTO to bring parenting expert Rosemond to Columbus

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

Immanuel Center for Christian Education's Parent Teacher Organization will present nationally-syndicated columnist, best-selling author and recognized parenting expert John Rosemond for a day of parenting seminars Tuesday, Sept. 14.


Columbus library hosts 'Creating Modern America' exhibit

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

The national touring exhibition, The Age of Progressive Reform: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917, is on display at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N., through Sept. 30.

Echoes on the river: Rufus Ward's 'Tombigbee River Steamboats' holds 'stories worth remembering'

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

With a shiver of imagination, someone standing on the bank of the Tombigbee River channel at Columbus' Riverwalk could fancy the scenes and sounds of yesteryear.

Time to do some Table Talk

Posted 8/29/2010 in Entertainment

Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will launch its fall Table Talk series Wednesday, Sept. 1, at noon in the library meeting room, 314 Seventh St. N., with a discussion of Tennessee Williams' play, "Sweet Bird of Youth."

It's the blues, man: West Point festival, blues bash to celebrate 'Year of the Wolf'

Posted 8/29/2010 in Entertainment

The late critic/musician Cub Koda once said of Howlin' Wolf, "No one could match (him) for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits."

'It's an Emmy!' for Starkville's Harkness

Posted 8/29/2010 in Entertainment

Former Starkville resident Andy Harkness may have to get used to walking across some very big stages.

Southern comfort: Special luncheons invite Tennessee Williams fans to eat well in the famed writer's hometown

Posted 8/25/2010 in Entertainment

A Southern devotion to good food surfaces in several of Tennessee Williams works, scholar Kenneth Holditch has noted. Not unduly surprising, since the late playwright and poet spent his early childhood in Mississippi, in Columbus and Clarksdale.

New kiln heats up ceramic arts

Posted 8/21/2010 in Entertainment

An innovative concept married to a strong dose of enthusiasm and get-it-done is lighting a fire under ceramic arts in the Golden Triangle. The impact could be felt well beyond its borders.


Southern Cruisers to host annual car extravaganza

Posted 8/21/2010 in Entertainment

The rally sports, T-buckets, coupes and muscle cars will all be lining up Aug. 28, dominating the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus.



Help needed for relief efforts to Haiti, Ukraine

Posted 8/21/2010 in Entertainment

Operation Ukraine, the nonprofit humanitarian relief organization based in Columbus, has been busy filling containers for earthquake relief to Haiti and flood relief to the Ukraine.



MUW to offer educators' workshop

Posted 8/21/2010 in Entertainment

The Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning at Mississippi University for Women will present a workshop for educators titled Best Practices for Assessing Student Learning on Aug. 26 and 27 in Hogarth Dining Center, Pope Banquet Room, on campus.


Make a scene: Parade of Tennessee Williams' characters await their cue during tribute

Posted 8/21/2010 in Entertainment

A small town boy turned big city gigolo, the fading film star, a controlling father, the mysterious stranger, even a bed of crushed petunias ... all are in the wings, waiting for their stage debut in Columbus during the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes Sept. 6-12.

Back in the saddle: Bikers invade tiny Sturgis for All-Bike Motorcycle Rally

Posted 8/19/2010 in Entertainment

STURGIS -- Gray clouds hung over Sturgis most of the day Wednesday, but the mud and the rain did little to dampen the mood in this town of less than 300 people as residents and vendors prepared for the Sturgis South All-Bike Motorcycle Rally.


Percy Sledge, Bobby 'Blue' Bland to headline Hairston Celebration

Posted 8/15/2010 in Entertainment

Organizers have announced Percy Sledge and Bobby "Blue" Bland are confirmed to co-headline the Legends Concert that will anchor a four-day Sam Hairston Celebration Oct. 13-16.



CAC hosts state's premier orchestra Sept. 18

Posted 8/15/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council will present the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in concert Saturday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at Rent Auditorium on the campus of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus.



Local artists featured in coast gallery

Posted 8/15/2010 in Entertainment

Three Columbus artists are among eight fine art affiliate members to be featured in the Gallery 782 Co-Art in Biloxi.


Y logo gets a makeover

Posted 8/15/2010 in Entertainment

After 43 years, the YMCA's logo is getting a facelift. The refreshed design, with its multiple color options and contemporary look, reflects the vibrancy of the Y and the diversity of the communities it serves, say local and national Y personnel. The former logo had been in place since 1967 and was the organization's sixth since its inception.

Waterworld: Local sculling enthusiasts are outside the box and on the water

Posted 8/15/2010 in Entertainment

For Stan Murray, unwinding after a long day at the office has very little to do with stopping by a favorite watering hole -- but everything to do with getting on the water.


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