Even two generations ago, most Mississippians knew how to grow a garden, sew, and fix things around the home and farm. Somewhere along the way, though, society bought into a fast-food, gadget-cluttered world that gradually eroded much of that independent self-sufficiency.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library announces the donation of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus materials to the Local History Department.
Plants can increase a person's productivity, and a Mississippi State University floral design expert is smiling about his new textbook on using plants in interior spaces.
The decision to go back to school is only half the battle.
The Compassionate Friends of the Golden Triangle invite families who have lost a child or grandchild to an area-wide candlelighting service of remembrance Sunday, Dec. 9, at West Point's First Presbyterian Church.
This month, some kids have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, and others dream of finding a new furry, four-legged family member under the tree.
At 5:30 a.m. on cold, dark November mornings, most teenagers are still snug in their beds, with visions of school tests or holidays ahead. But at the greenhouses of Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, something is stirring, and it's not the Christmas mice.
Not all stores have consumer-friendly return policies, so be a savvy shopper this holiday season and read the fine print when purchasing gifts.
"Most of us are living in the Kingdom of Stuff. Well, this is my stuff," Mary Betts Williams smiled, opening wide the door of her home in east Lowndes County. Once inside, the visitor soon understands. Mary Betts Williams has been a busy woman.
Did Andrew Jackson really march down Military Road? What's the oldest surviving house? What Columbus family provided Eudora Welty her favorite mint julep recipe? For almost three years, answers to such curious queries about Columbus' past have come from Rufus Ward, in his "Ask Rufus" column in The Dispatch.
Liz and Brett Robinson of Columbus know that, for some, the holidays are short on joy. It's one of the reasons they founded "Hands Across Columbus" five years ago.
"Stories live in your blood and bones, follow the seasons and light candles on the darkest night ... " Patti Davis
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.
Members of the Northaven Woods Garden Club met Sept. 18 in the home of Valeria Speck for the first meeting of the new club year. Betty Swanzy was co-hostess.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites businesses, organizations and individuals to participate in its 2012 Festival of Trees.
The Mississippi Governor's School (MGS) is accepting applications for the 2013 session from current 10th and 11th grade students enrolled in accredited Mississippi high schools.
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