Marie Mason is a veteran of the wars. Not the kind that require tactical gear and camo, but combat just the same.
"This is my second time around with breast cancer. I'm a metastatic breast cancer survivor," the 67-year-old from Starkville said on a Thursday afternoon in October.
One century after the end of the First World War, the hunt for the past and people's relatives has never been greater. On Monday, Oct. 22, historian Andrew Pouncey of Germantown, Tennessee, will talk about that at the Hazard Lecture Series in Columbus.
If you've never caught sight of a garden fairy, some of the children at Sudduth Elementary School in Starkville might tell you what they look like. They can have carrot legs, arms made of sugar snap pea pods, a cauliflower head and spinach leaves for wings. And with a little ranch dressing, they're quite tasty.
It's a Wednesday night, something after 9 p.m., and the Lab Rats have reported for practice in Mississippi State's Allen Hall. It's a twice-weekly appointment they keep, one that hones their improv comedy chops for the monthly shows they put on for the public. Making an audience laugh isn't a matter of luck or chance -- it takes some skills.
Local mailboxes will soon contain a letter My Book of Lowndes County volunteers hope recipients will not ignore. So do many children throughout the county, whether they know it or not.
Few things convince us that autumn will eventually make an appearance more than pumpkins. Whatever color, shape or size they are, pumpkins put us in mind of crisper days ahead, leaves skittering across the road and holidays to soon celebrate.
A "magic carpet" that once helped children take flights of imagination is about to be in the spotlight again.
Virginia Branch has come home again. Her art has been inspired by it.
Earliest members of Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Steens were among some of Lowndes County's first settlers.
An amusing saying that's shown up on everything from mugs to T-shirts to wall art is: "First I drink coffee, then I do things." Hands up, all who can identify. National Coffee Day Saturday may be just for you.
It was our own fault we were left standing outside the hallowed circle, on the fringes of the faithful packed in to hear Sheila Kay Adams at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.
Columbus' annual Art Walk Downtown, set for Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., has again earned recognition as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
A mythical Greek king will fulfill a tragic prophecy when the Shackouls Honors College presents "Oedipus," by Sophocles, at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Griffis Hall Courtyard at Mississippi State.
Chris Lytle knows his way around a grill. Born and raised in Columbus, he's been barbecuing competitively for years. In early 2018, however, he added another challenge to his plate -- turning out perfect medium-rare rib-eyes at Steak Cookoff Association (SCA) contests.
"Watch it here," cautioned Kathy Novotny, taking a sizable step up into the small wooden structure. Inside the dim exterior, beams thought to be more than 180 years old crossed the low ceiling typical in many buildings of the 1800s. Almost two centuries later, this one is undergoing extensive rehabilitation.
For those who keep up with what changing seasons mean in the garden and on our plates, the advent of fall can sometimes seem a little bittersweet.
When high school junior Noel Fisher visited the Boys & Girls Club in Columbus and saw the vacant field next to it, he thought his search for an Eagle Scout Service Project might be over.
Almost 13 years ago, on Feb. 6, 2006, Jason Nickles joined the staff of the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society and pretty much made it his "home away from home." One day later, Mama Dog showed up and made herself at home, too. The former stray and Nickles, who manages shelter operations, have been firm buddies ever since.
There was, no doubt, a time when tailgating meant showing up before the game with a sandwich and six-pack, but oh, how things have changed. Thousands of Bulldog fans proved that again Saturday in The Junction as Mississippi State opened its season at home with a win.
Sarah McCullough felt the impact as she helped carefully unpack them. Nine typewriters, all of great significance. Nine typewriters, mechanical memoirs, in their way, of literary giants and entertainment icons.
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