Anticipation ran high at the Cargile house in Lowndes County the night of Jan. 15. Friends and family gathered around the television -- Mitch Cargile was about to make his screen debut. Cargile, 38, was one of four bladesmiths competing in that evening's episode of "Forged in Fire."
Starkville Community Theatre's entry in the annual Mississippi Theatre Association festival Jan. 16-19 brought home top honors in categories including Best Production, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
Flowering containers and landscaping at Lee Park, the Butterfly Garden at the Columbus Riverwalk, the herb garden at The W's Culinary Arts Institute -- these and other projects around the county are the work of Lowndes County Master Gardeners.
Neither of Sunday's conference championship games went my way, so at the moment any personal investment in Super Bowl LIV is at low ebb. This brief period of pouting shall pass, however; past experience predicts I'll rally to get interested in at least the chow to be served during the big game Feb. 2. So an email in my inbox about favorite Super Bowl snacks for every state sounded like it could be fun.
For most of us, freezing temperatures are usually no more than an inconvenience. But for a man, woman or child without a place to call home -- or with a home, but no heat -- they can become life-threatening.
Driving music could be heard long before this visitor opened a door near the gym at the downtown Columbus Y. Inside the room, volume intensified as a circle of more than 20 women surrounded the dynamo at its center. Participants danced and clapped, making the most of this regular Wednesday morning romp called Move and Groove.
LeAnn Sanders Shelton lost her left arm in a traumatic lawn mower accident when she was only 4 years old. The McShan, Alabama, resident, now 37, has never let it define who she is.
Eight days into the new year, resolution-makers everywhere are trying to instill new habits.
A change is coming to First Baptist Church in Columbus. Longtime pastor Shawn Parker will soon leave the pulpit to take on new responsibilities as executive director-treasurer of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board.
Promise of a new year lingers in the air, ripe with anticipation.
In the weeks leading up to Dec. 25, anticipation builds as moments grand and simple fill the calendar.
Back in July, when the sun shone high and hot, Jessica Horton was in Studio 115A in Columbus imagining she was singing in a winter wonderland.
New housing starts in Columbus saw a boost last week when more than two dozen sweet new "structures" got underway. But these miniature houses were more tasty than livable.
Tim Hudson found out that pumping gas can be good for the soul. He made the discovery on the first Saturday in December, when he helped fill the gas tanks of nearly 40 vehicles at Steens Superette. The unpublicized "Random Acts of Kindness" by Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Steens astonished drivers with free gas and spread plenty of Christmas cheer.
A customary stillness at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library gave way to some hustle and bustle Monday morning. Christmas was in the air.
Christmas is a season of tradition, and one of Columbus' longest-standing December traditions began at First United Methodist Church more than a century ago.
Granted, most letters on their way to the North Pole this time of year are penned by youngsters, but that doesn't mean the rest of us aren't tempted from time to time. If the art of cooking and appreciation of good food are among your joys in life, your wish list probably has something on it for the kitchen.
When Fred Baker awoke on Nov. 16, he didn't know it would be what he'd later describe as one of the best days of his life.
A phenomenon the Golden Triangle has come to eagerly anticipate each December will soon take shape again in a grassy clearing at Brickerton in Columbus. Structures of wood and "stone" will rise near the intersection of Military Road and Bluecutt Road, a recreation of a first-century Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born.
Celebrity chef Andre Rush and Cindy Ayers Elliott of Foot Print Farms in Jackson are among experts set to share their knowledge at the Healing Springs Farmacy Mississippi Chapter VegFest Saturday, Nov. 30 in Crawford.
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