When Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" premiered in Chicago in 1944, it catapulted the Columbus-born playwright from relative obscurity to fame. It also introduced the world to the Wingfield family, Amanda, Tom and Laura -- a faded Southern belle of a mother, her restless son and shy, sensitive daughter.
Golden Triangle institutions of higher learning rank high in 2016 analyses by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women are ranked first and second in the state for graduates' average starting salaries.
August has not yet made an exit, but believe it or not, it's not too early to make plans for the Columbus Christmas Parade, says Main Street Columbus.
Mississippi University for Women's fall Gordy Honors College Forum Series will focus on fostering constructive civic dialogue about national issues during this contentious election season.
Online and print versions of a new publication covering Mississippi's public schools now are available statewide. "School Focus" recently was created to highlight accomplishments of teachers and students and will be published each fall and spring for educators, government officials and others working to advance K-12 education.
West Point's annual Prairie Arts Festival Fine Arts Competition traditionally attracts some of the South's many talented artists. The 2016 event Sept. 3 will be no exception, organizers say. More than 25 applications have already been accepted, and additional entries are expected, according to Kathy Dyess of the West Point-Clay County Arts Festival which sponsors the Fine Arts competition.
If Neely Tucker had to describe himself in five words or less, "Mississippi" and "Mississippi State" would be among them.
The Columbus Rotary Club will hold its second annual "Shots Felt Around the World" shooting competition Saturday, Aug. 27 at Prairie Wildlife in Clay County.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Edwina Williams' role as Mother Goose with the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
Six years ago, Brenda Anderson was holding down a steady job, waking early to breakfast before joining the stream of humanity that works hard for what it has, loves family, abides by the rules and trusts that life will be gentle in return.
Charles H. "Chip" Templeton Jr. is the new director of the Small Business Development Center at Mississippi State.
Toddlers who like to bite are a common source of concern for parents, but moms and dads can help their children manage this behavior.
Vicki Burnett will tell you -- it all really began with bunco.
The account of a Mississippi State team's discovery of a very-out-of-place freshwater mussel shell currently is being featured in a specialized scientific journal.
School bells silenced by the hot summer of 2016 stirred to life again this past week.
Like other third-graders at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School in Starkville, Gabe Valentine has been anticipating the first day of school.
Weigh-ins are done and results for the third annual Lowndes County Tomato Battle are in.
In an effort to enhance fan safety, Mississippi State will implement a new clear bag policy for the 2016 football season at Davis Wade Stadium.
As the mobile game Pokemon Go continues to grow in popularity, Mississippi State University students, employees and visitors are encouraged to use caution when playing the game on and off campus.
4. Community Calendar for the week of August 28, 2016 ENTERTAINMENT
5. Out There for the week of August 28, 2016 ENTERTAINMENT