Every gardener dreams of an "easy" garden, especially in the hot, humid South, where coaxing perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs into their full glory is often a challenge.
Even though pansies, viola and dianthus are showing up in garden centers, don't be too quick to pull up your summer-flowering annuals. The recent Fall Flower and Garden Fest in Crystal Springs gave visitors a glimpse of what summer annuals can do for the fall landscape.
The American Civil War takes centerstage at the Hazard Lectures Series on consecutive Mondays, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, in Columbus.
Even while she was a practicing registered dietitian, Claire Spradling felt she had the makings of a novel. When the West Point resident made the transition from nutrition to fiction, she was finally able to devote the necessary time and literary blood, sweat and tears to bring the story to the page.
"Intersections of Gender and Place," which features artwork by four Southern women artists, is open in the Eugenia Summer Gallery on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The community is invited to a reception Friday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For elderly, homebound or immobile patients, access to medical care can be challenging. A new, innovative service, founded by a Mississippi University for Women assistant professor of nursing, is bringing health care into the home.
Junior Auxiliary of Starkville invites cooks to enter their best chili in the first annual Chilifest in downtown Starkville Oct. 19.
Ross Whitwam can't resist a pile of rubble. With stones, bits of brick and chunks of concrete, the Mississippi University for Women biology professor proves that one man's debris is another man's medium.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if the men in the National Football League can wear pink, surely the rest of us can use technology to prevent, diagnose and beat breast cancer. Research shows that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and early detection is important.
The Young Black Leadership Association in conjunction with Campus Recreation at Mississippi University for Women will host Ballin' for the Cure, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit breast cancer research.
Landscape and garden enthusiasts can get help planning for next spring from nationally acclaimed designers at a Mississippi State University landscape design event.
The Mississippi Theatre Association (MTA) will sponsor a one and a half day workshop and professional development opportunity for teachers, community theater leaders and volunteers on Oct. 5-6 in Columbus at Mississippi University for Women.
The natural world and the painted canvas meet when Ralph Null and Debbie Jenkins, both of Columbus, are featured artists in "Collaboration," the Columbus Arts Council's October gallery exhibit in the Rosenzweig Arts Center.
In honor of Family History Month this October, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites the public to "Discover Your Roots."
"There's a funny story about that ... " Blewett Thomas said more than once during a recent afternoon of reminiscing about his old friend, Big Joe Williams. There would be. Stories, that is. Gleaned from 1975, when a younger Blewett drove from Columbus to Crawford to seek out one of the few living purveyors of old country and delta blues, to 1982, when Williams died.
The Downtown Branch of the Frank P. Phillips YMCA will host a community Health Fair Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its facility at 602 Second Avenue N.
The words are familiar. "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union ... "
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