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Awareness is hope: Alzheimer's awareness month prompts a sharing of insights

Posted 11/18/2017 in Community

Deborah Guist remembers how the family used to lovingly tease her mother about having "a memory like an elephant." That was before a form of dementia robbed Betty Lott of many of the faces and relationships that made up her past and present.


Kids have Palmer Home greenhouses decked in red

Posted 11/18/2017 in Community

Palmer Home for Children's 11 greenhouses on the Columbus campus are adorned in festive red, each filled with hundreds of poinsettias grown for the Christmas season.


Family affair: 57th annual Country Store Bake Sale has this pair cooking for a cause

Posted 11/15/2017 in Food

Janice Hollis and her granddaughter Lucy Willcutt never need an excuse to get together in the kitchen, but the 57th annual Country Store Bake Sale gives them a good cause to cook for.


People are good ... or how to start a grassroots peace movement

Posted 11/12/2017 in Community

What if we all believed that people are good -- what might the world be like?


Southern voices: Campbell, Walker in concert Thursday

Posted 11/12/2017 in Community

Two of the South's most respected musical storytellers join forces Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Columbus Arts Council's Omnova Theater stage at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. Nashville-based Kate Campbell teams with Delta Music Institute director Tricia Walker for an evening of "music for the soul."


Log in and learn: Local online course ups the odds on going healthy

Posted 11/8/2017 in Food

As we toss yet another frozen processed dinner in the grocery cart, the guilty thought descends -- we know we should and could eat better. But healthy foods take so much time and work, right?


Art finds a way: Using a lesson from the old masters, a resourceful serviceman captures moving images

Posted 11/4/2017 in Community

Jerry Franks savors the quiet that surrounds his log cabin in the New Hope community. He shares it with Nancy, his wife of almost 37 years. He's partial to sitting out front, looking toward the pond, watching magnolia trees adapt to the seasons. Life hasn't always been this peaceful.


Ghosts and Legends serves up more history and mystery

Posted 11/4/2017 in Entertainment

However long one may have lived in a single place, there is still something to learn about it, some history or mystery that adds depth and texture.


Holiday Farmers' Market gears up for 10th anniversary Nov. 18

Posted 11/4/2017 in Entertainment

As frost falls on the pumpkin and the bountiful growing season fades, everyone still has an opportunity to stock up at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus.


Yes, you can be a VIP: United Way and CMSD need you, as Volunteer Impact Partners

Posted 10/28/2017 in Community

Keith Worshaim used to patrol the streets of Columbus as a lieutenant in the city's police department.


Craftsmen, church make ready for 12th Handworks Bazaar

Posted 10/28/2017 in Entertainment

Holidays are filled with traditions communities come to look forward to each year.


Community honors veteran of three wars with 'emotional day'

Posted 10/28/2017 in Community

Robert Starr, 92, thought he was just going outdoors for family photos while all the "kids" were in town for a visit Oct. 20.


Holiday florals and more are topics at November's Quick Bites

Posted 10/28/2017 in Entertainment

With temperatures dropping and holidays ahead, the Mississippi State University Extension Service Quick Bites programs turn the focus to florals and fruit.


Sweets and more: Caledonia bakers are turning out the casseroles

Posted 10/25/2017 in Food

Most everyone knows the feeling -- some days we're simply overworked and overwhelmed. The kids need shuttling to and fro, job is running late, company's coming in -- or we just don't feel like coming up with dinner.


'Elvis' for sale: A bit of Tupelo and music history headed to auction

Posted 10/21/2017 in Entertainment

Mississippi has produced more than its share of gifts to the world when it comes to music. One of them even earned the title of king. He got things all shook up and died too young, but his legacy thrives, especially in this corner of the Magnolia State.


Angel Gowns mission grows in Golden Triangle area

Posted 10/21/2017 in Community

Angel Gowns of Mississippi is spreading its wings.


Ho ho ho -- Downtown Open House heralds the holidays

Posted 10/21/2017 in Entertainment

Even as families carve jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween, anticipation is building for the Christmas season.


Lowndes farmer to direct $2,500 donation to 4-H

Posted 10/21/2017 in Community

Douglas Holliman has been farming for 44 years, so appreciation and good management of the land is of great importance to him.


Worth the drive: Dan Penn returns to Vernon for a hometown concert

Posted 10/21/2017 in Entertainment

Some folks in Vernon, Alabama, still find it hard to fathom that one of the town's native sons is often labeled as "legendary."


Upcoming auction offers Tupelo property with Presley family ties

Posted 10/17/2017 in Area

Elvis Presley fans and collectors have an unusual opportunity to bid on a link to musical history when 16.5 acres in Tupelo previously owned by Presley family members come up for auction Nov. 11.



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