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Make room, fellas: There's a new kid on the block to carry on at one of Columbus' oldest

Posted yesterday in Community

Almost 80 years after Ben F. Chilcutt -- Mr. Ben -- founded Ben F. Chilcutt and Sons, the family business known widely as New Home Building Stores welcomes the fifth generation to learn the ropes.


Crecink named new director of United Way of North Central Mississippi

Posted yesterday in Community

Candy Crecink of Starkville has been the executive director of the United Way of North Central Mississippi since only late May.


CAC to open exhibit, honor 'Uncle Bunky' as Great American

Posted 7/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Arts Council will institute a new initiative Thursday during the opening reception for its July exhibit.


Tomato troubleshoot: Rx for tomatoes, plus tips on topics from compost to cannas

Posted 7/1/2015 in Food

Reid Nevins knows tomatoes.


A hunt for heritage: The search for an ancestral village brings Chickasaw explorers to a land of history and lore

Posted 6/27/2015 in Community

At retirement, Tilley honored for servant's heart for those with special needs

Posted 6/27/2015 in Community

If ears can actually "burn," Connie Tilley's surely must have been tinged red on Tuesday.


Summer squash: Baked, grilled or sauteed, don't miss out on the season's versatile yellow veggie

Posted 6/24/2015 in Food

Doil Moore could barely keep up. The run on fresh vegetables and fruit at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus Monday afternoon kept vendors hopping.


For boys without a dad in the home, Father's Day is just another day ... but mentor fathers are making a difference

Posted 6/20/2015 in Community

Christopher is like plenty of 9-year-old boys: He's a Mississippi State Bulldogs fan and likes Xbox video games. Baseball, soccer and swimming rank high on his list. He is learning mixed martial arts and is a whiz with Legos. But Christopher is also living without his father.


Excitement builds at Palmer Home ahead of SuperTalk radiothon

Posted 6/20/2015 in Community

The goal is hefty, but Palmer Home for Children hopes to raise $120,000 Thursday with a third annual Radiothon on the SuperTalk Mississippi Network.


TWT readies for 'Support Our Stars' party and major play

Posted 6/20/2015 in Community

June is a busy month for organizers of Columbus' Tennessee Williams Tribute.


Kids cook: Culinary campers prove you're never too young to learn

Posted 6/17/2015 in Food

Rapheal Skinner of Macon may be only 10 years old, but he thinks he has a pretty good idea of what he'd like to do later in life.


Jigs and reels: Shall we dance? Golden Triangle Celts hope you'll give it a whirl

Posted 6/13/2015 in Community

"You did say this is for beginners, right?"


Man of music: Multi-hit songwriter Walt Aldridge to visit Columbus

Posted 6/6/2015 in Entertainment

Walt Aldridge is very good at what he does.


A summer camp, on the museum road

Posted 6/6/2015 in Entertainment

Summer brings with it a host of camps for kids of every age, from swimming and tennis to canoeing and cooking.


United Way's Venture Grants boost seven local organizations

Posted 6/6/2015 in Community

After-school meals, mentoring young men, a critical phone system upgrade -- these are a few of the initiatives coming to various Columbus organizations thanks to United Way of Lowndes County Venture Grants totaling almost $30,000.


Prairie Women luncheon ... a neighborly thing to do

Posted 6/3/2015 in Food

There was a time when most of us really knew our neighbors -- could call them by name, ask about their children, share a little something from the garden or kitchen, or count on them in an emergency.


Buy a duck, build a Habitat for Humanity house

Posted 5/30/2015 in Community

Duck adoptions are underway. But these particular yellow fowl require no feeding or vet visits -- only a contribution the Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity can use to change the trajectory of a family's life.


Sounds of Summer fires up Thursday at the Riverwalk

Posted 5/30/2015 in Entertainment

Live music will soon echo from the banks of the Columbus Riverwalk.


Still time to support Loaves & Fishes

Posted 5/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The many volunteers who work week in and week out to ensure the hungry of Lowndes County receive basic sustenance remind the community that tickets are still available for the Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen's major annual fundraiser.


Memorial Day: One of the last eyewitnesses to D Day looks back

Posted 5/23/2015 in Community

When Joseph R. Johnson landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, June 6, 1944 -- D Day -- he prayed fervently the blessing his daddy had said for him the day he left the farm at 17 for the Army would kick in.



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