Pull out the boots and shine up the jewelry because the Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum are planning a night of sparkling, western-themed fun. Denin and Diamonds, a fundraiser to benefit the museum, is set for Friday, Aug. 9, at the Shrine Club in Starkville.
There are kids in high school in Columbus right now who don't have any idea about the history of Catfish Alley or what makes it special," said Alex Stelioes-Wills. The Mississippi University for Women associate professor of art would like to change that.
Mississippi State alumni groups will host send-off parties for local students around the country who are enrolling in the university for the first time.
In the normal course of things, officers of the Columbus Police Department would just as soon not encounter masked citizens at night. But Friday, July 26 will be an exception. In fact, they encourage it.
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.
"Look at you go, man. You're doing great!" said Wingfield Bouchard, encouraging 11-year-old Kobi Cook. Kobi is blind, but his long, tapered fingers tapped rapidly across the seven keys of the Perkins Brailler. With each stroke, the typewriter-like machine transferred raised dots of the Braille alphabet to a sheet of white paper, creating a tactile document.
If he wasn't before, Bob Nolan of Columbus is now a firm believer in that old adage about being in the right place at the right time. The right place, as it turns out, was the garage of an apartment he and his wife have with their daughter in Franklin, Tenn. The right time was a warm day in May, when a production crew happened to be filming at the upscale apartment complex for a new motion picture.