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.
The Starkville Area Arts Council has announced the nine recipients of its College Arts Scholarships. Mykela Bricka, Louis Codling, Marina Dandass, Keats V. Haupt, Amy Hornsby, Mary Kate Hughes, Andrew Lark III, David McKell and Lacy Claire Whitten will soon enter college or university programs to pursue arts-related fields as their majors.
If Angie Basson ever wondered what a couple of thousand purses look like, chances are she won't have to wait long to find out. The spare bedroom of her east Lowndes County home is already overflowing with about 1,000 handbags of every color and configuration -- and the stockpile keeps growing.
In recognition of the 80th anniversary of the death of "The Father of Country Music," Meridian native son Jimmie Rodgers, and in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Festival, the Jimmie Rodgers Foundation on Thursday released a unique CD recorded in Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Museum.
Sunlight performed a dappled dance through new growth overhead, as a gentle wind sent tall grasses brushing against tombstones that have stood vigil for almost two centuries. The peace was palpable on this rural ridge in Oktibbeha County.
When a Mississippi summer hits its stride, those unable to cool their homes suffer miserably. The results can be life-threatening.
Learning a new skill, an innovative exercise, or a better way to tackle almost anything from scrapbooking to eBay is at the community's fingertips. Those subjects, plus many others, are among course offerings in the Mississippi University for Women Life Enrichment Program's upcoming summer terms.
Organizers of the annual Columbus Arts Council gala may have outdone themselves this time around.
To the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, sounds emanating from 13 pre-K students at Coleman Head Start recently were music to the ears. Since February, 13, the children have been learning to not only love music, but how to play the violin and recorder.
On Wednesday, May 8, students from across Mississippi will turn an historically African-American cemetery in Columbus into a dramatic setting for a musical lesson in local history.
Mike and Becky Childs are into recycling. But we're not simply talking plastic bottles or aluminum cans here. The New Hope community couple rescue well-used vintage china and silver plate flatware from obscurity and transform it into jewelry.