Dappled sunlight danced across the back of a brown and white pinto mare staying one step ahead of the patient man in the paddock with her.
The MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts in Meridian has released the roster of musical and theatrical performances set to celebrate the prominent venue's 10th anniversary.
One of the perks of living in the Prairie -- where we tend to define "neighborhood" in square miles rather than streets -- is that folks are, well, neighborly.
Try being depressed in the middle of a field of sunflowers. Just driving by a patch is a pretty potent mood-lifter, their vibrant rays of yellow petals fanning from spiraling centers ripening with seeds. They may be nature's most optimistic plant, a living expression of botanical sun worship and radial symmetry.
The town of Crawford in southwest Lowndes County celebrated the long-awaited completion of a community pavilion July 7.
Members of the Tennessee Williams Tribute Board are busy finalizing plans for the 15th annual Tribute honoring the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and poet born in Columbus March 26, 1911.
Visitors to the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market on Saturdays this summer may have noticed a new feature near the welcome table.
Before television annexed the American landscape, many an early-20th century family passed evenings crowded around the home radio set. The "talking telegram" opened windows on a wider world.
There was a lot of "building" underway this past month at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Camp for Kids -- building skill sets, building palates, confidence and friendships.
Artisans come in all forms and guises. Genuine artisans, however, have at least one characteristic in common -- a passion in the veins for what they do. That could describe Ed Sanders.
Many in Columbus still recall the curious sight in 1972. The C&G Railway steam locomotive No. 178 had escaped the scrapper's torch and, along with the rolling stock accompanying her, made a slow, painstaking journey eastward on Highway 182 to Propst Park.
It's that time -- time to think about bringing some food "fireworks" to your Fourth of July table.
Rising high school senior Reed Hairston of Columbus will represent Lowndes County at the state's Distinguished Young Women program in Meridian July 14-16.
A unique experience in music, art and spoken word describes "Artists in Revision," an "experiment in performance across different mediums."
A group of 4-H youth are proving that grilling out isn't just for grown-ups. Mouth-watering aromas wafting from Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market site June 14 were evidence enough. Youth ages 8 to 18 were invited to take part in the annual Lowndes County 4-H Grilling Contest.
There was a time when the hallmark of Columbus and towns like it were family-owned businesses, passed on from one generation to the next. Sons and daughters often followed fathers into trade as naturally as summer gives way to autumn.
In response to oppressive temperatures, United Way of Lowndes County and Helping Hands are teaming up for a seventh annual summer fan drive.
It is officially hot. And muggy. Don't forget muggy. Area weather pundits have crossed the threshold, breaking the 100 degree barrier of heat indices in their sweltering forecasts. It's summertime in Mississippi, and the hunt is on for relief.
A short road trip I took into south Mississippi this past weekend included a stop at a popular national restaurant chain where foil-wrapped "campfire" meals are currently a featured special.
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