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Souper ways to help Loaves & Fishes' Souper Wednesdays

Posted 2/3/2016 in Food

What better time than Super Bowl week to commit to helping out Souper Wednesdays at the Loaves & Fishes Community Soup Kitchen in Columbus?


Meet Nao: Researchers at MSU explore ways a pint-sized robot might help children

Posted 1/30/2016 in Community

A unique research assistant on the Mississippi State University campus is helping with studies that could potentially rewrite rules when it comes to counteracting bullying and possibly solving crimes involving children.


'Art in Wonderland': a bit of magic to benefit the arts

Posted 1/30/2016 in Community

When young Alice had her first adventures in Wonderland in 1865, she didn't know her exploits would inspire a fundraiser for the arts a century and a half later.


Dynamic duo to present concert, workshop Feb. 6

Posted 1/30/2016 in Entertainment

Twin Kennedy's live performances have been described as "infectious," "energetic" and "hand-clapping, toe-tapping" good times.


Ready to plant? Lowndes County Arbor Day tree giveaway set

Posted 1/30/2016 in Community

On Thursday, Feb. 11 the Lowndes County Soil and Water Conservation District will give away trees in observance of Arbor Day, which is officially Feb. 12 for Mississippi.


Living vegan: An area family talks about living -- and thriving -- as vegans

Posted 1/27/2016 in Food

Dusty Jones grew up in the Deep South, where barbecue and chicken are king and tabletops often overflow with animal-based foods.


Parties with a purpose: Old denim changes lives a world away, one pair of feet at a time

Posted 1/23/2016 in Community

Those who have never spent time in sub-Saharan Africa are unlikely to have encountered jiggers. For barefoot children in rural areas there, however, the parasitic sand fleas are all too painfully common.


African Children's Choir to sing in Columbus

Posted 1/23/2016 in Entertainment

They are known for melting the hearts of audiences worldwide with their charming smiles, voices and lively songs and dances.


Super food: Game goodies for Sunday's showdowns and Super Bowl 50

Posted 1/20/2016 in Food

And then there were four. After a heart-pumping, hand-wringing weekend of gridiron clashes, the four NFL contenders left standing -- Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots; Carolina Panthers vs. Arizona Cardinals -- will battle Sunday for a chance to advance to Super Bowl 50, to be played Feb. 7.


Signs of yesteryear: Take a stroll down memory lane with a couple of history hunters

Posted 1/16/2016 in Community

Freddie Fields' historic 1841 home in Columbus boasts a line of period decor inside, but not in the way one might necessarily expect.


Small changes, big results: More strategies for New Year's resolution success

Posted 1/13/2016 in Food

Last Wednesday, we looked at a few baby steps that could bolster New Year's resolution success for a healthier you.


'A beautiful language': A mother's story inspires an opportunity to broaden the conversation

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

Merrill Rosamond's perception of communication underwent a sea change in 1974. That's the year her eldest daughter was born in Florida. Any hearing impairment wasn't immediately apparent, but as time passed, telltale signs surfaced. Medical evaluations confirmed it. The sweet baby had been born deaf.


Volunteer Columbus marks MLK Day of Service with coat drive

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

In observance of the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 18, the United Way's Volunteer Columbus is asking for donations of new and gently-used coats for children and adults this week.


An evening of Kakizome offered Tuesday

Posted 1/9/2016 in Entertainment

A "Taste of Art" class Tuesday evening at the Rosenzweig Arts Center offers participants a unique way of welcoming 2016. The Columbus Arts Council hosts a session in Kakizome, with Chieko Iwata.


Singer/songwriter Eric Taylor to perform Friday in Columbus

Posted 1/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Acoustic Guitar magazine once wrote, "If there's anything better than Nanci Griffith or Lyle Lovett singing an Eric Taylor tune, it's Taylor singing it himself ..."


Small changes, big results: Intimidated by a New Year's resolution? Baby steps can get you there

Posted 1/6/2016 in Food

Six days into 2016 and some of us are already feeling the pressure of lofty promises we made ourselves in a fit of new year euphoria.


Photos: Signs of the times

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

Church signs. We take them for granted in the daily landscape that zips past in our haste to get from Point A to B, and then C, D and E. Each one, however, is a source of communication -- with existing church members, potential members and the community.


West Point expats spread blues gospel on west coast

Posted 1/2/2016 in Entertainment

A Hollywood audience recently got a dose of some down-home Southern blues, thanks to two men who have both called Clay County home.


Bubbles and bites: Ringing in the new year shouldn't break the bank

Posted 12/30/2015 in Food

No matter how many spins we've taken around the sun, there is something special about the eve of a new year.


A chili Christmas: Christmas Eve has traditions of its own

Posted 12/23/2015 in Food

Here we are, just a day away from Christmas Eve, when we'll all be nestled snug in our beds -- probably under the A/C because Old Man Winter has taken leave of his senses. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to our annual Christmas Eve chili tomorrow night.



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