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A happy little instrument: After decades of being snubbed, the diminutive ukulele is making waves

Posted yesterday in Community

For 13-year-old Kenna McGrew, it happened at a church event. A friend had brought along a ukulele, and Kenna came home smitten with the quirky little instrument.


Volunteers host local arts bazaar in Starkville Sunday

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An inaugural Sunday Funday takes place Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Starkville's Cotton District.


Food: A path to understanding where we come from

Posted 5/24/2017 in Food

Since the beginning of humankind, food has been a marker of cultures.


Loaves and Fishes preparing a Polynesian Paradise

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

An imaginary excursion to the islands is in store when Loaves and Fishes Community Soup Kitchen presents its fourth annual Festival of Flavors June 2 at Lion Hills Center in Columbus.


To everthing a season: A garden club closes the book after 60 years, but we're reminded clubs make for a more beautiful world

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

"Columbus Boasts New Garden Club," the headline reads. The photocopied Commercial Dispatch newspaper article dated Jan. 12, 1957, is well-preserved, even though the gray scrapbook page it's glued to is fraying a bit at the edges.


Sounds of Summer returns for 10th year

Posted 5/20/2017 in Entertainment

Lazy, hazy summertime in the Golden Triangle heralds the return of Sounds of Summer in Columbus.


Mother and daughter: A family steps out on faith, with dual degrees to show for it

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

Karrah Fort, 38, is likely to long remember how she celebrated Mother's Day weekend 2017 -- by walking across the stage to receive her master's degree in social work from the University of Tennessee.


Death Over Dinner: a way to have the 'difficult conversation'

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

As a longtime nurse who has worked in many parts of the world, Stephanie Holcombe is well aware that people deal with death in various ways.


A May tradition: Final preparations underway for Friday's May Luncheon and Bake Sale

Posted 5/10/2017 in Food

The month of May ushers in pleasant anticipation of festivals, graduations and that first trip to the beach.


Summer slide: Ah, summer -- but it can be a brain drain, too. What to do?

Posted 5/6/2017 in Community

Dick and Jane have made strides in reading this spring, building vocabulary, tackling more challenging content, inching through a portal that will open a wide world they can only guess at for now.


CCT takes on Southern-fried comedy with 'Dearly Beloved'

Posted 5/6/2017 in Entertainment

Hold on to your hats: The Futrelle sisters -- Frankie, Honey Raye and Twink -- are throwing a wedding. The resulting "Southern-fried" laughs play out in Columbus Community Theatre's presentation of "Dearly Beloved" Thursday through Saturday at the Rosenzweig Arts Center.


Countdown on for Hitching Lot grand opening Saturday

Posted 5/6/2017 in Community

Saturday morning will mark the season grand opening of the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus.


Classical, jazz boldly blend in upcoming choral event

Posted 5/6/2017 in Entertainment

Lines between classical music and jazz will blur Saturday when the Columbus Choral Society presents "Mass Unity," a 7 p.m. concert at First Baptist Church in Columbus.


Two Golden Triangle writers among MIAL award winners

Posted 5/6/2017 in Community

Jason Morgan Ward and Catherine Pierce, both faculty members at Mississippi State University, are among 12 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award recipients for works published, performed or shown in 2016.


Quick, festive recipes, with a nod to Cinco de Mayo

Posted 5/3/2017 in Food

With Market Street Festival coming up, the Golden Triangle has plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend. Here's one more: Friday is Cinco de Mayo.


Operation Gratitude: Messages to troops teach lessons in gratitude and service

Posted 4/29/2017 in Community

"Dear soldier," most of the brief letters begin. Penciled consonants and vowels formed with care by little hands may look a bit wobbly, but the sentiments expressed seem even stronger for it.


CAC Writers' Series brings best-selling author to Golden Triangle

Posted 4/29/2017 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council's Writers' Series welcomes New York Times best-selling author Richard Grant to the Golden Triangle Thursday.


A Caledonia High tradition reaches out to all grads

Posted 4/29/2017 in Community

Every spring, the small town of Caledonia in Lowndes County is the site of an event increasingly rare these days.


Peace, love, music kick off Market Street Festival with 'Riverstock'

Posted 4/29/2017 in Entertainment

The '60s and '70s were turning points when it comes to music. The 22nd annual Market Street Festival will celebrate that era as the two-day event opens with "Riverstock" at the Columbus Riverwalk at 7 p.m. Friday.


Chamber Singers make ready for concert, Scotland tour

Posted 4/29/2017 in Entertainment

Current rehearsals for Mississippi University for Women's choral groups contain an added air of excitement as students prepare for a May 5 community concert.



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