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Used Boy Scout uniforms on hand? A uniform drive is on

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Community

Growing Scouts can go through uniforms at a rapid clip.


West Point preps for third annual Art Walk

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Entertainment

A riot of creativity, color and craftsmanship is expected in downtown West Point April 25 when the city hosts its third annual Art Walk.


Mississippi's Battle of the Bulge veterans offer scholarships

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Community

Members and associate members of the Mississippi Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge have established scholarships for direct descendants of Mississippi veterans of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, the Ardennes.


Craving catfish: A Southern staple, blackened and delicious

Posted 4/15/2015 in Food

There's been so much catfish in the air lately -- the Catfish in the Alley cooking contest Saturday in downtown Columbus, and the CONTACT Helpline catfish (and barbecue) plate fundraiser the same day. It seemed an appropriate time to touch on this prolific Southern staple.


Columbus Exchange Club 'believes in the blue' to combat child abuse

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blue ribbons spotted in downtown Columbus and nearby are visual reminders that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.


Tomato growing, contest topics of upcoming seminar

Posted 4/15/2015 in Food

The Lowndes County Extension Service and Lowndes Farm Supply present a free Tomato Battle and Tomato Growing seminar Tuesday.


Flying bullets and famous nightshirts, the stories old houses can tell ...

Posted 4/11/2015 in Community

The singing woke him up, so one account goes. The noise, it's been said, was enough to draw Jefferson Davis -- then a candidate for the U.S. Senate visiting Columbus -- out onto the second-story balcony of Snowdoun to see what was afoot.


Camp Rising Sun to be honored with GIVE Award Monday

Posted 4/11/2015 in Community

Camp Rising Sun will be honored Monday in Jackson with the Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Nonprofit.


From 'Sesame Street' to Columbus: Awadagin Pratt comes to town

Posted 4/11/2015 in Entertainment

Awadagin Pratt doesn't conform to everyone's idea of a concert pianist. With his dramatic dreadlocks and often novel wardrobe, he is, one might say, unconventional.


Columbus writer honors mothers with book

Posted 4/4/2015 in Community

Christine Butler-Williams of Columbus honors mothers with her latest collection of welcomes, poems, skits and speeches titled "Mother's Day Program Planner for Successful Church Programs."


Make your own or let someone else do the baking, but celebrate Easter and spring with something sweet

Posted 4/1/2015 in Food

Ahh, spring. We've been teased before, but surely it well and truly arrives on the wings of Easter.


Liner Notes: ZZ and Billy Bob, oh my

Posted 3/28/2015 in Columns

Seems I recall a saying floating around in the old days: "Never trust anyone over 30," it went.


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.



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