Mark Coblentz spent this past Monday afternoon like a lot of high school guys -- at spring football practice. Like plenty of boys, he likes to hunt and hang out with friends. But how many 15-year-olds have their own cooking show on television? Mark does.
Jail is last place anyone meeting Dottie Porter for the first time might expect to find the engaging 80-year-old. Nonetheless, Porter has a standing date at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center every Thursday morning.
Author Joe Lee of Brandon will attend a book signing for his new novel "40 Days" from 1 p.m. until approximately 3 p.m. Saturday at Books A Million in Leigh Mall in Columbus.
Pilot Club of Starkville hopes the community will turn out to make waves from 5-8 p.m. Thursday when the club hosts a celebrity wait night and silent auction at Starkville's Sweet Peppers Deli. Funds raised will be used to enhance the J.L. King Memorial Park splash pad.
Spring is the season of awakening and the perfect time for a brunch.
Distinctive decor, architectural detail, spring blooms, tunes and tempting tastings are in store as the Columbus Girlchoir presents its annual home tour Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. until noon.
In April 1843, when only a few dirt roads and small farms dotted the east Lowndes County countryside, a group of 20 met and formed what would become Mount Zion Baptist Church in the New Hope community.
For the first time, Columbus' annual Art 'n Antiques will be held during the city's Spring Pilgrimage.
A tomato growing seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 will set the stage for not only a robust tomato harvest but also the fourth annual Lowndes County Tomato Battle.
Start with a "man in a chair," add two lovebirds on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a misguided Don Juan and gangsters posing as pastry chefs and you have the makings of "The Drowsy Chaperone," Starkville Community Theatre's latest production.
With winter's freeze in the rearview mirror, fans of fresh produce are eager for the harvests ahead. One has begun at Mayhew Tomato Farm, where strawberry picking is in full swing.
Wind swirls through Friendship Cemetery on a cool March afternoon, carrying with it fragments of the past.
It's like taking a trip around the world without ever buying a plane ticket.
Sunday's dinner is pretty well planned. Some of the grocery shopping is out of the way. Setting and decorating the Easter table is still ahead, and for many it's one of the most enjoyable "tasks."
It was probably inevitable that Tim Yoder would build guitars one day. He's worked with wood since his mid-teens, holds a mechanical engineering degree from Mississippi State and can flatpick, fingerstyle or rock out at the drop of a hat.
Spring has officially arrived and the Mississippi State University Extension Service Quick Bites program of video workshops announces its April offerings.
The deck was never stacked in Jack Boucher's favor. Readers first meet him as a toddler abandoned at a Salvation Army secondhand store in Tunica, and life only gets more harsh from there.
Easter has always been special for my family. First, for its spiritual significance. But also for the sweet joy of waking up Easter morning to venture into the backyard to see if the Easter Bunny had hidden eggs and left us baskets filled with surprises.
Art deco was on my mind as I arranged a visit to Tom Nawrocki's home in eastern Lowndes County. I'd learned he had more than 100 art deco-style lamps he'd made with his own hands.
It's back -- the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System's Edible Book Festival.
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