Kenny Gardner has been singing since he was 3 years old, spreading the gospel with his dad, Bro. James Gardner. He's even recorded a few albums along the way. But for the past 12 years, as he founded and pastored Columbus Christian Center, the idea of going back into the studio simmered on a back burner. Until now.
Personal touches in a wedding can take the ceremony from textbook to storybook, and they may even save the new couple some money.
The old photograph was folded and worn, its edges fading, like the 16 faces looking out from its sepia surface. Donna Pannell Bain remembers the day she found it, tucked among forgotten newspapers and pictures her great-aunt Sadie Robinson had stored away before her death in 1998.
If there's one thing the Deep South appreciates it's good food. So the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Library and the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market are teaming up to present a series of insightful talks on the topic each Wednesday in June for Table Talk: A Casual Visit with Books.
Dr. Bob Gilbert eased back in an upholstered chair in his spacious, pastel living room Tuesday. One hand rested on his leg, the other on top of a walking cane. He was surrounded by lovely things, in this home on a quiet, wooded lot not far from downtown Columbus. He is an educated man, described by close friends as compassionate and selfless. He enjoys music, the arts and the pursuit of knowledge. His thoughts, however, were elsewhere.