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Threads through time: A discovery of old letters links families, preserves county history

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

Lynne Rosamond carefully unfolds a letter from another century. The handwriting is small and close, the paper fragile with age. Not unexpected in correspondence penned 170 years ago. It is one of several letters from the mid-1800s discovered in family memorabilia at Franklin Square, the circa 1835 home of Lilla Pratt Rosamond until her passing in 2009.

Magnolia Film Festival returns for 22nd year

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

Mississippi's oldest film festival will once again celebrate independent filmmakers with a showcase in the Golden Triangle.

JA Charity Ball ticket night set for Thursday in Columbus

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

Tickets to an event that typically fills Trotter Convention Center each spring will become available to the public Thursday.

MUW Theatre to present 'Schoolhouse Rock Live!'

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

The Department of Theatre at Mississippi University for Women will present "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall.

 

Pottery demo at Columbus Library set for Feb. 26

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System will host a pottery demonstration by local artist Stephen Phillips on Tuesday, Feb. 26 starting at 12:30 p.m.

 

Camp Kesem at MSU to support children with parent impacted by cancer

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

A national network of college student leaders who support children impacted by a parent's cancer is announcing that Mississippi State will host a new chapter of Camp Kesem this fall.

Global Lecture Series to present former astronaut, Space Station commander

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

Former astronaut and International Space Station commander Scott Kelly visits Mississippi State on Thursday, Feb. 21 as part of the university Student Association's Global Lecture Series.

U.S. district judge, MSU alumnus, to speak in Starkville Feb. 28

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

A 1967 Mississippi State mathematics honors graduate and accomplished U.S. District Judge is returning to his alma mater as the newest guest in the Lamar Conerly Governance Lecture Series, part of February's Black History Month events.

The Orators series: 'Democratic Faith in Dark Times'

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

Mississippi State's Shackouls Honors College continues its Orators lecture series Wednesday, Feb. 20 with Melvin Rogers.

In the garden with Felder: Of stumpery and other tributes to nature

Posted 2/16/2019 in Columns

Where to start with today's topic, of deliberately putting woody garden debris to use? It's way easier than dragging stuff to the street and a lot simpler than composting. And it can be downright artistic.

 

Community Calendar for the week of February 17, 2019

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

 

 

Out There for the week of February 17, 2019

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Native tupelo tree has great attributes

Posted 2/16/2019 in Columns

This week, we continue our look at the 2019 Mississippi Medallion plants with a fantastic Mississippi tree, the tupelo.

 

School news: MCC honors

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

 

 

School news: UA honors

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School news: Johnson and Rogers graduate

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

 

 

School news: Simpson inducted

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

 

Sweets and savory for your Valentine

Posted 2/13/2019 in Food

With Cupid due to arrive tomorrow, anyone planning to cook for their sweetheart is fine-tuning the menu. A visit to Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute Monday found Chef Mary Helen Hawkins showing students in a Demonstration Techniques class several options, from truffles and quick cookies to savory filet mignon.

Butter Together: Will you be my Valentine? Check yes or no.

Posted 2/13/2019 in Food

I love Valentine's Day. Not the adult one, the one that promotes giant teddy bears and terrifying negligees and overpriced candies. I like the kid version, the one that relies on decorated shoe boxes and red construction paper and dollar-store doilies.

 

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