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Tell us a story: Master storytellers tickle funny bones and tug heartstrings

Posted yesterday in Entertainment

It was our own fault we were left standing outside the hallowed circle, on the fringes of the faithful packed in to hear Sheila Kay Adams at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

 

Columbus Art Walk Downtown Thursday is Top 20 Event

Posted yesterday in Entertainment

Columbus' annual Art Walk Downtown, set for Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., has again earned recognition as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.

 

Bring a chair, and even dinner, for 'Oedipus' this week

Posted yesterday in Entertainment

A mythical Greek king will fulfill a tragic prophecy when the Shackouls Honors College presents "Oedipus," by Sophocles, at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Griffis Hall Courtyard at Mississippi State.

 

Headed to the world: Golden Ticket fast forwards steak chef to world championship

Posted 9/19/2018 in Food

Chris Lytle knows his way around a grill. Born and raised in Columbus, he's been barbecuing competitively for years. In early 2018, however, he added another challenge to his plate -- turning out perfect medium-rare rib-eyes at Steak Cookoff Association (SCA) contests.

 

'This place matters': A piece of history is getting a major makeover

Posted 9/15/2018 in Community

"Watch it here," cautioned Kathy Novotny, taking a sizable step up into the small wooden structure. Inside the dim exterior, beams thought to be more than 180 years old crossed the low ceiling typical in many buildings of the 1800s. Almost two centuries later, this one is undergoing extensive rehabilitation.

 

To everything, there is a season: Changing seasons usher in flavors, textures

Posted 9/12/2018 in Food

For those who keep up with what changing seasons mean in the garden and on our plates, the advent of fall can sometimes seem a little bittersweet.

 

A joy and a service: This Scout project proves, 'If you build it ... '

Posted 9/8/2018 in Community

When high school junior Noel Fisher visited the Boys & Girls Club in Columbus and saw the vacant field next to it, he thought his search for an Eagle Scout Service Project might be over.

 

Still firm friends, after all these years

Posted 9/8/2018 in Community

Almost 13 years ago, on Feb. 6, 2006, Jason Nickles joined the staff of the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society and pretty much made it his "home away from home." One day later, Mama Dog showed up and made herself at home, too. The former stray and Nickles, who manages shelter operations, have been firm buddies ever since.

 

Talking tailgate

Posted 9/5/2018 in Food

There was, no doubt, a time when tailgating meant showing up before the game with a sandwich and six-pack, but oh, how things have changed. Thousands of Bulldog fans proved that again Saturday in The Junction as Mississippi State opened its season at home with a win.

 

Famous types: Timeless typewriters, from Hemingway to Hanks

Posted 9/1/2018 in Community

Sarah McCullough felt the impact as she helped carefully unpack them. Nine typewriters, all of great significance. Nine typewriters, mechanical memoirs, in their way, of literary giants and entertainment icons.

 

Tennessee's Tribute returns: 'Shouting,' scholars, something for all

Posted 9/1/2018 in Entertainment

Tennessee Williams, Tallulah Bankhead and Truman Capote -- the 17th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute Sept. 7-9 will "unite" all three.

 

Suicide bomber-detecting dogs are topic of Hazard Lecture

Posted 9/1/2018 in Entertainment

An innovative science for training dogs to detect body-worn explosives in moving crowds is the topic of the first Hazard Lecture Series of 2018.

 

A pinch will do: A Columbus cook makes a soul connection with spices

Posted 8/29/2018 in Food

It was the common onion that set Lillian Murray on a quest several years ago.

 

Lost and found: Found objects meet vivid imagination in this friendly 'invasion'

Posted 8/25/2018 in Community

In the hands of a good science fiction writer, an invasion of robots will send shivers up the spine. Amy Ballard's army of robots, or bots, however, is no threat.

 

Labor Day weekend heralds return of Prairie Arts Festival

Posted 8/25/2018 in Entertainment

As sure as Labor Day weekend signals summer's closure, West Point's Prairie Arts Festival opens the fall festival season with a flourish.

 

Black Prairie Blues Fest returns to West Point for 23rd year

Posted 8/25/2018 in Entertainment

Jesse "Guitar" Robinson and Friends, Ghost Town Blues Band plus Big Joe Shelton and the Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors will lead the way in celebrating the blues Friday at the 23rd annual Black Prairie Blues Festival in West Point.

 

Apply now for first Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs Market

Posted 8/25/2018 in Community

Young people in the Golden Triangle with an entrepreneurial spirit are invited to showcase their handmade or homegrown talents and ideas at the Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs Market to be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 in Columbus.

 

Fall floral designs, turf grass head September Quick Bites

Posted 8/25/2018 in Entertainment

With the scorch of summer soon -- it is hoped -- to become a memory, September turns thoughts to pigskins and autumn landscapes.

 

Playing with fire: Bob Thompson knows some like it hot

Posted 8/22/2018 in Food

So, we've heard of "parrot heads," but "pepper heads?" Bob Thompson is one. The genuine pepper-loving fan can't seem to get enough of the fiery stuff capable of making arms flail and heads explode.

 

Hawk watch: An everyday bus ride becomes a time to explore

Posted 8/18/2018 in Community

"Looky there, there's Sparky!" said Debby Lawrence, carefully piloting a Lowndes County School District bus, just as she has almost every school day for the past four years. She points ahead, to the top of a utility pole in the rural west Lowndes countryside, where she's spotted a hawk.

 

 

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