The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the Elks Club building on Main Street in Columbus was purchased and would become the home of a new children's museum.
One of Columbus' historic homes needs a friend.
Friday was Veterans Day and one of the few holidays still celebrated primarily with parades and public programs.
At the close of a divisive political campaign, two very real heroes came to mind last week.
Mississippi and Alabama are filled with ghost stories.
Next Friday there will be a Chickasaw Indian Heritage Festival in Tupelo. That event provides the perfect backdrop for an interesting ancient Chickasaw legend. It is the legend of Tibbee Lake, which is between Columbus and West Point.
I recently bought a painting by Josh Meador from a Nevada art dealer. It arrived today and got me thinking about how history and art are intertwined.
I recall from my childhood an elderly cousin, Dr. William Richards. After a good meal he would often look up and announce that he had had an "elegant sufficiency."
Today, the Bicentennial of Mississippi kicks off here in Columbus but another bicentennial is also fast approaching -- that of the founding of Columbus.
In a week the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration will kick off in Columbus.
It's interesting how projects and research often end up overlapping.
In Noxubee County, east of Brooksville, flows Horse Hunters Creek.
The old Black Prairie of Mississippi and Alabama, named after its fertile soil, has deep roots in the history of blues music.
On Monday March 20, 1882, Columbus Mayor C.E. Dancy received a telegram of distress from the mayor of Aberdeen.
Recently I bought a painting by Oscar-winning Columbus native Josh Meador.
Late one recent afternoon, Karen and I joined Stuart and Kallie Phillips on their boat to make a loop around The Island across from Columbus.
In 1950, the Boy Scouts of America instituted a project called Crusade to Strengthen the Arm of Liberty, which aimed to place replicas of the Statue of Liberty across the country.
Sometimes the stories behind stories can be more interesting than the story itself. Such is the case with the children's nursery rhyme/song "Frog Went A-Courtin." My story of the song begins in the middle.
Our culture abounds in folk beliefs whose physical presence survive even after their meanings have been forgotten. Things we use for decoration or wear as jewelry often have their roots in olden beliefs in magic and evil spirits.
When we think of the Fourth of July, all too many people think of a holiday with family gatherings, fireworks and backyard barbecues. Somehow over the years we have lost much of the sense of gratitude for our country's forefathers, what they accomplished and the timeless documents they created.
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