Rock Sanders takes life at a pretty fast clip. Sometimes at more than 150 mph. Achieved in 4.60 seconds, within an eighth of a mile. And he's very good at it.
Six newly-resurfaced tennis courts in east Columbus are giving the Golden Triangle Tennis program reason to celebrate.
It may seem inconspicuous at first, the display case near the entrance of the Starkville Public Library. Take time to pause there, though, and meet Lucca, a remarkable dog -- a military hero that served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, leading more than 400 patrols as she searched for explosives, targets and ammunition. No soldier was ever injured on her patrol watch.
Downtown Columbus will all but jingle with holiday spirit when the 15th annual Wassail Fest gets underway at 5 p.m. Friday.
Posters are out, soloists confirmed, arrangements made for 150 chairs for choir and orchestra, and movers set to transport the harpsichord graciously loaned by First Baptist Church. James Allen and co-organizers of the annual Columbus Sings 'Messiah' are doing all they can in preparation for two performances Dec. 11 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus.
Each December, for 17 years, First Baptist Church of Columbus has sought to bring something of the wonder of the first Christmas to the Golden Triangle through the recreation of first-century Bethlehem.
December brings with it a flurry of festivities. One of those returning to Starkville is the annual "12 Days of Christmas" through Dec. 15 at Three Generations Tea Room at 217 N. Jackson St.
Winston Banks, 12, and his sister, Laila, 11, hadn't even heard of quiche 10 days ago. Now, not only are the 4-H youth and Columbus Middle School students genned up on the dish, they cooked it during Thanksgiving holidays for their parents, Alphonso and Minnie Banks.
Christmas in the fictional town of Fayro, Texas, is unlike Christmas anywhere else in the world -- one can hope. At least that's so when the Futrelle sisters have anything to do with it.
"Sounds of the Season" is the theme of the 2018 Columbus Christmas Parade, which will begin making its way through downtown at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, led by Grand Marshal Col. Samantha Weeks.
Last Friday, while in a conversation about the size of the necessary bird to buy, an acquaintance said to me, "If you don't have leftovers for sandwiches, you really haven't had Thanksgiving turkey."
As the end of 2018 hurtles toward us, we pause to be thankful. Whatever our circumstances, something in every life warrants gratitude. We asked some of our neighbors around the Golden Triangle to share a Thanksgiving memory that stands out to them, a memory they are grateful for. Hopefully all of us take time to remember more than a few, not just during this week of Thanksgiving, but all year through.
Don't look now, but dinosaurs have returned to roam in Fayette, Alabama, about 43 miles northeast of Columbus. These dinos, though, are bathed in festive lights and never leave Guthrie Smith Park.
Next Tuesday marks the red letter day -- the 58th annual Country Store Bake Sale at the Stephen D. Lee Home in Columbus. It's a highlight in the community's countdown to Thanksgiving.
Homegrown, homemade and handcrafted holiday gifts and foods will be showcased by about 60 vendors from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday during the 11th annual Hitching Lot Holiday Market in Columbus.
In a 1961 episode of "The Andy Griffith Show," young Opie is being targeted daily by a school bully, shaken down for nickel milk money with threats of a knuckle sandwich.
Rick Barnard's camera lens has captured a variety of stunning landscapes in the American West and the South.
So, it's Halloween -- and somehow it creeped up on you before you knew it. You meant to pull together something cool for the kids, or neighboring trick-or-treaters, or friends getting together tonight, but time just got away from you.
A notorious train robber of the late 1800s ... a lone girl, waiting on the platform for the rumbling locomotive she hopes will bring her soldier home. Characters like these step out of the past when a chill hits the air and leaves crunch underfoot. It's a time of year when an encounter with our spirited history seems plausible, when a tingly tale heightens the senses and sparks the imagination.
Fine antiques and visual artists come together under one roof Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3 as Art 'n Antiques returns to the Golden Triangle.
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