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Move over butter and jam. Toast gets hip.

Posted 3/25/2015 in Food

You may have heard word of it, the toast craze that sprang up in San Francisco last year and spread. Yes, the humble breakfast food went hipster.


Poignant and powerful, Chronicles of Blue and Gray marks Civil War sesquicentennial and ushers in Pilgrimage

Posted 3/21/2015 in Community

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War's final knell, a powerful remembrance will take place in Columbus.


'All things home' expands garden expo at Horse Park

Posted 3/21/2015 in Entertainment

The Everything Garden Expo green-thumbed enthusiasts have come to expect at the Mississippi Horse Park each spring has a new name and updated mission.


Cotton District songwriters' contest extends deadline

Posted 3/21/2015 in Entertainment

The Cotton District Arts Festival Songwriter Competition announces it has extended the deadline for entries until Saturday, March 28. In addition, the contest entry fee is being waived.


A fresh take on the classic Easter ham -- with a fresh ham

Posted 3/18/2015 in Food

During my personal wonder years, the main dish on our family holiday tables never changed. It was quite comforting, in fact.


Still caring: Much more than a food pantry, Helping Hands marks a quarter century of compassion

Posted 3/14/2015 in Community

A troubling phone call woke Billy Crossley in the middle of the night 30 or so years ago. The passage of time has not blurred his memory of it.


JA of Columbus announces annual Charity Ball court

Posted 3/14/2015 in Community

An annual rite of spring is just around the corner.


Food for the Soul: A soul food supper celebrates down-home dishes and community spirit

Posted 3/11/2015 in Food

Eight years ago, a few seniors who regularly gathered at what would become the Townsend Community Center in central Columbus came up with the idea for a soul food supper.


In harmony: Yes, women sing barbershop, too. Check out the Harmony G.R.I.T.S.

Posted 3/9/2015 in Community

"I get a bad rap!" Sandra Stone protested in jest. She's the baritone of the Harmony G.R.I.T.S. barbershop quartet. "At Christmas, when we sing about being naughty or nice, they always point to me when we get to 'naughty'."


CAC prepares for a Golden Gala

Posted 3/7/2015 in Community

Turning 50 is a milestone. For the Columbus Arts Council, it's cause for celebration.


Rebecca's Rooms fundraiser will support room makeovers

Posted 3/7/2015 in Community

Rebecca's Rooms will present the third annual Free to Be Me pageant Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at the New Hope Middle School Auditorium in Columbus.


'Our town ... where the 'value above all price' is in the smallest events of daily life'

Posted 3/2/2015 in Community

Kayla Hairston sits quietly off to herself, doing homework as fellow cast members of the Columbus Community Theatre's "Our Town" run scenes at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. The 14-year-old uses some of her breaks to get schoolwork done; it's one way she juggles academics and her thirst for theater.


Area filmmakers earn Mag awards

Posted 3/1/2015 in Community

For Michael Williams, the road from his first feature-length film's concept to its festival premiere was worth the work and wait.


W's juried show celebrates art, names winners

Posted 3/1/2015 in Community

Painting, photography, ceramics and graphic design are among the disciplines represented in Mississippi University for Women's Juried Student Exhibition currently on display in the galleries of the Art and Design Building on campus.


Possum Town Quilters work donated for raffle reflects peek at the past

Posted 3/1/2015 in Community

Devil's Footprint, Ohio Star, Log Cabin, Carpenter's Wheel -- the patterns date back to the Civil War era.


Art Week blossoms in 3-D on W campus

Posted 2/21/2015 in Community

A drive through the Mississippi University for Women campus these past several days has had heads turning.


Wesley to serve up good food for a good cause

Posted 2/21/2015 in Community

Eating a hearty breakfast Saturday morning with the Wesley Foundation can send helping hands to do mission work, right here in Mississippi.


Organizers announce ragtime and jazz festival dates, Gatsby Gala

Posted 2/21/2015 in Entertainment

The music -- and fashion -- of the Roaring '20s will be in the spotlight during the Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival March 26-28 on the Mississippi State University campus.


Worth the drive: Alabama tribute to Tennessee Williams explores Southern ties

Posted 2/21/2015 in Entertainment

Tennessee Williams' work was influenced by two relationships from Alabama.


Who stole the cornbread? Mississippi's Debutante Farmer makes a visit to Columbus

Posted 2/18/2015 in Food

Chef Elizabeth Heiskell made a recent visit to Columbus, bringing along copies of her cookbook "Somebody Stole the Cornbread from My Dressing," her own signature jams, jellies, pimiento cheese, chicken salad and Bloody Mary mix -- and biscuits, lots and lots of biscuits.



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