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MLK Day in the year of COVID

Posted 1/17/2021 in Community

In typical times, Martin Luther King Jr. Day would find Anna Jones circulating among a crowd gathered in West Point for a procession. When blessed with good weather, the march can draw up to 300 participants, Jones said.


Small changes can add up in new year

Posted 1/13/2021 in Food

It's all but inevitable that a new year brings at least some thought of trying to "do better" this time around.


We've earned that NYE chocolate

Posted 12/30/2020 in Food

Let's just say we'll worry about resolutions on New Year's Day. For New Year's Eve, let's eat, drink and be merry -- within our immediate family pod, of course.


Welcome the new year

Posted 12/26/2020 in Community

Oh, 2020, what a year you've been. We are relieved to see your days numbered and welcome the promise of 2021.


Quick Bites help make the new year more beautiful and delicious

Posted 12/26/2020 in Entertainment

One way to start off 2021 would be to resolve to take advantage of free Quick Bites video programs offered monthly by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.


Still time to make sweet memories

Posted 12/23/2020 in Food

Plenty of memories are made in the kitchen this time of year, often around the fun of making holiday cookies as a family.


Christmas at the Mansion: Area designer is tapped to decorate the historic Governor's Mansion

Posted 12/19/2020 in Community

Scott Reed was in ninth grade when he began making a little extra money as a delivery guy for a West Point flower shop.


SCT's 'It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play' to stream online

Posted 12/19/2020 in Community

In a year that has seen Broadway go dark and most live community theatrical productions shuttered, Starkville Community Theatre is rising from the pandemic to deliver some holiday entertainment -- 2020 style.


Cozy comfort in a jar

Posted 12/16/2020 in Food

We all know the feeling. The countdown is on for St. Nick's worldwide tour, and we're still looking for ways to share a little holiday cheer with a neighbor, a friend or perhaps a child's teacher.


A grassroots Christmas: Community volunteers start growing a new tradition in New Hope

Posted 12/12/2020 in Community

Rhonda Dye got the electrician's call Monday evening. Everything necessary to power up a Christmas display she and fellow volunteers had erected outside the New Hope Community Center was completed.


Whoville Cruisin' to roll through Columbus Saturday

Posted 12/9/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Many traditional Christmas parades statewide have been canceled this year, but Main Street Columbus, Life Church and Southbound Coffee are teaming up to bring some rolling festivity to Columbus Saturday.


DIY cranberry sauce

Posted 12/9/2020 in Food

In a year when time has so often seemed to crawl, it's startling how fast Christmas is hurtling toward us.


Stitched with love: A story leads a Columbus woman to reach out to kids a world away

Posted 11/28/2020 in Community

For dozens of young girls in Chinameca, El Salvador, this Christmas will bring a special gift sent with love from Columbus, Mississippi. It began with a story Tammy Craddock recently heard from a niece who had been on a mission trip abroad more than a year ago


JA of Columbus accepting scholarship applications

Posted 11/28/2020 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus is reaching out to graduating high school seniors in Lowndes County, encouraging them to consult with their school guidance counselor about applying for a scholarship from the nonprofit organization.


Lowndes MSU Alumni chapter asks members to support drives

Posted 11/28/2020 in Community

Giving back is a current focus for the Lowndes County Chapter of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association. Three collection drives will benefit area agencies.


Love those leftovers

Posted 11/25/2020 in Food

By now, plans have been made for how our Thanksgivings will unfold. Just before writing this, I listened to a call-in program on MPB radio as listeners shared how they're adapting this year.


Thoughts at Thanksgiving

Posted 11/21/2020 in Community

Here we are, counting down the days to one of the most unusual Thanksgivings many have experienced.


Make the most of the holidays with Quick Bites tips

Posted 11/21/2020 in Entertainment

As the end of a stressful 2020 nears its end, two free Mississippi State University Extension Services' Quick Bites programs focus on decorating the season and preserving memories.


COVID cancels Country Store, but support for Lee Home still needed

Posted 11/21/2020 in Community

After 59 years, the annual Country Store Bake Sale at the Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum in Columbus will not take place this year.


Tips for sweets -- and safety -- this Thanksgiving

Posted 11/18/2020 in Food

Like many of you, our family plans to scale back this Thanksgiving -- fewer people, much simpler menu, and aiming to do whatever we do outside, assuming Mother Nature is kind.



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