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Well grounded: This pilot discovers a talent as an 'aspiring tamer of wood'

Posted 7/22/2017 in Community

When sleep eludes, many turn to sound to bring on a good night's rest -- the gurgling brooks, ocean waves and white noise of a sound machine, the whir of an electric fan or maybe a dose of Coldplay or Ed Sheeran. But woodworking videos? Not so common.


CCT youth: Come on in, meet 'Mississippi Characters'

Posted 7/22/2017 in Entertainment

The beat goes on at 'Unplugged 3' this week

Posted 7/22/2017 in Entertainment

Carole Sorenson is a respected church musician, but for three summers now she's gotten to channel a different music genre altogether.


Baptist Memorial giving big boost to community fan drive

Posted 7/22/2017 in Community

July's brutal heat indices have intensified focus on the annual summer fan drive organized by Helping Hands and United Way of Lowndes County.


Camp with a mission: Because each of us is 'differently and wonderfully made'

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

A swish, splash and cheers around the Stark Recreation Center pool on the Mississippi University for Women campus Wednesday sum up, in their way, what Camp with a Mission is about.


Outreach to orphans gets boost from local lemonade stand

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Visitors to the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus July 8 encountered some new vendors -- 10 or 12 of them, all slight of size and eager to please.


Columbus Girlchoir invited to sing at New York's Carnegie Hall

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Distinguished Concerts International New York City has invited the Columbus Girlchoir and director Cherry Dunn to perform at Carnegie Hall.


Art Walk Downtown named Top 20 Event for September

Posted 7/15/2017 in Entertainment

It's been said that the best things come in threes, but Main Street Columbus makes it four by having Art Walk Downtown added to the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events in the Southeast for September 2017.


From farm to table: Locally-grown stars in a special night out

Posted 7/12/2017 in Food

Occasionally, a seemingly small happenstance can lead to something quite special. In this case, a chance meeting over a jar of jam helped inspire a fine dining experience many might expect to more often find in New Orleans or Memphis than in the Golden Triangle.


Ahoy there: 'Beached' and loving it in Lowndes County

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

At first sight, she wasn't much to look at three years ago. Time and disuse had taken a heavy toll on the old boat.


Columbus couple donates new statuary to local church

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus is home to new sculpture recently gifted to the College Street church by JoAnn M. Walk Ferguson and Howard Ferguson.


Finding a way: Vision loss and the emergence of an artist

Posted 7/1/2017 in Community

Karen Powell is talented, straightforward, determined and witty. She is also blind. In one of her life's great ironies, it was in losing most of her sight that Powell discovered the visual artist inside.


Writers' Series presents national columnist at Thursday lunch and talk

Posted 7/1/2017 in Entertainment

On Thursday, the Columbus Arts Council's Mississippi Writers' Series presents nationally syndicated columnist and author Rheta Grimsley Johnson in a "lunch and talk" at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus.


Disney animator Meador, local artist Bunky showcased in gallery

Posted 7/1/2017 in Entertainment

Columbus' Josh Meador impacted the world of animation and special effects from the late 1930s through the 1950s with work on iconic films such as "Cinderella," "Bambi," "Fantasia," "Peter Pan" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." The late Robert "Uncle Bunky" Williams' work was closer to home, but also, in its way, influenced generations of regional youth.


Better together: Grandmother and granddaughter team up and carry on tradition

Posted 6/28/2017 in Food

Homemade ice cream and summer celebrations go together like fun and family. So with Independence Day around the corner, Fran Brown and her granddaughter, Kate Scott Gee, got in a pre-Fourth ice cream-making practice at Brown's home near the Mississippi University for Women campus.


Rock on: Rocks and paint add up to summer fun and sense of community

Posted 6/24/2017 in Community

One bright idea, a pile of stones, paints and a Facebook page have had the small town of Caledonia rocking for the past week.


More Quick Bites: Free Extension sessions for July

Posted 6/24/2017 in Entertainment

Once again, Mississippi State University Extension Service will soon offer up an assortment of timely topics for the public in condensed midday doses.


On being dad: One man's journey of turning points and compassion

Posted 6/17/2017 in Community

Jostling for position, Charity, Faith and Christian Yeates bob around the basketball goal. Rubber-sole squeaks and bouncing balls echo in the brightly-lit First Baptist Church gym. The game is on, at least until the three siblings erupt in giggles.


Crawfish boil gift helps coalition combat homelessness

Posted 6/17/2017 in Community

A recent donation to the Golden Triangle Regional Homeless Coalition will go straight to work locally, helping end the cycle of homelessness.


Good to grill: Father's Day, any day, kebabs suit the occasion

Posted 6/14/2017 in Food

Father's Day is celebrated on various dates in about 40 countries around the world, Wikipedia tells us.



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