An opportunity like this is rare. That's what Jim McAnally of Columbus felt when he learned the public could submit ideas for Mississippi's official new flag.
Charles Speed will tell you right quick how he best enjoys the okra he grows.
With six weeks to go before the planned 19th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute in Columbus, organizers have decided to make it a virtual celebration. The festival, founded by Brenda Caradine, traditionally explores all things Tennessee.
What's round and blue and refreshing in the middle of summer's heat? Blueberries.
A frenzy of packing is underway at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center. Boxes and bins fill the hallways, cover tabletops, line the walls. The flurry of activity has nothing to do with a new gallery exhibit, but it does have everything to do with art.
Planters along Starkville's Main Street are taking on a colorful new look.
For 49 years, the Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Alabama, has been a premier showcase for more than 250 select artisans annually from far and wide.
To my delight, our No. 1 (only) son is home for a visit, the first one since Christmas. We've missed him dearly, but we've all been coronavirus-cautious.
Many hands make light work.
The power of that old adage is being summoned as a core of volunteers at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus appeals to the public to help make several thousand cloth masks for little faces.
With so many outlets for face-to-face activity stripped from the summer of 2020 by COVID-19, youth organizations have been forced back to the drawing board.
A group of mask-makers in Columbus is asking for volunteers with sewing machines to join them in assembling cloth face coverings for Columbus Municipal School District students in pre-K through fourth grade.
Angie Knight would have laughed had anyone told her in February she'd be canning tomatoes, putting up squash or pickling peppers by July. Few ideas could have seemed more outlandish. But that was pre-pandemic.
What would returning to school even be like? Will I ever get back to 40 hours? It's months since I've been able to hug Mom. Should I worry about my 401K? Do we postpone the wedding until it's safer to bring everyone together? Can I keep my business afloat? I'm so lonely. Will this ever end?
Stressors spawned by the coronavirus pandemic cover the spectrum. For many people, concerns unimagined six months ago have emerged. That's why four Golden Triangle women created A Gathering Space -- "tips, tools and a break from the chaos."
It's no exaggeration to say some of the best corn I've ever had came from a farmers market -- the Hitching Lot in Columbus, to be exact. The sight of the butter-yellow cobs on a market vendor's stand always reminds me of that.
Some call her "the doctor of dots" or "the dot lady." Galleries tend to call her an acclaimed folk artist. Elayne Goodman simply carries on, determined not to take herself too seriously, turning the world around her into one of unbridled color and imagination.
Activity and laughter would normally fill every Boys & Girls Club facility in the Golden Triangle on a typical July weekday.
Dot Reichle is a woman of many talents, perhaps none so well-known as her tasty touch with food. With family Fourth of July spreads just ahead, she shares one of the secrets to her success -- her mama's homemade mayonnaise recipe. It was one of Margaret Evans' culinary signatures, often given to friends as gifts.
Is the tomato sandwich a Southern invention? We can't say for sure, but we do know lots of folks around here seem to consider it the essence of summertime.
A recurring thump of empty 5-gallon buckets on concrete punctuated a hot afternoon at the Operation Ukraine warehouse in Columbus Wednesday. In spite of the heat, three children aged 12 and younger energetically sorted the donated containers like experienced pros. They have been doing it for the past five years. Doing that, and more.
Where there's a will, there's a way -- and the Loaves & Fishes Community Soup Kitchen is a beneficiary of that resolve.
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