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Back in the saddle: Bikers invade tiny Sturgis for All-Bike Motorcycle Rally

Posted 8/19/2010 in Entertainment

STURGIS -- Gray clouds hung over Sturgis most of the day Wednesday, but the mud and the rain did little to dampen the mood in this town of less than 300 people as residents and vendors prepared for the Sturgis South All-Bike Motorcycle Rally.

Country church homecoming

Posted 8/18/2010 in Food

Every second Sunday in August, come rain or come shine, the faithful return to a wooded spot "10 miles out in the country" from Carrollton, Ala. Here, for more than 100 years, generations have gathered to celebrate family and faith -- not to mention a hearty Brunswick stew and old-fashioned all-day singing at Spring Hill Baptist Church, first established in 1842.

Anne Freeze: Whaddyha have? Whaddyha have?

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columns

I have been working on a project at my dining table for five or so days. I had gotten to the point of recipe overload and really was forced to take all of those little pages torn out of magazines and recipes from Momma's recipe box and the dirty, greasy ones from my Foodworks binder and just lay them all out in designated piles.


Shannon Bardwell: Not for sissies

Posted 8/16/2010 in Columns

Momma was taken to the emergency room; when I arrived the nurse said, "Follow me."


Ask Rufus: Rube Burrows: 'King of the Outlaws,' the most feared train robber

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columns

Rube Burrows was called by some publications, "The King of the Outlaws." Though his exploits were limited to Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas, his fame or notoriety was nationwide. He became the most feared train robber of the late 1880s.


Percy Sledge, Bobby 'Blue' Bland to headline Hairston Celebration

Posted 8/15/2010 in Entertainment

Organizers have announced Percy Sledge and Bobby "Blue" Bland are confirmed to co-headline the Legends Concert that will anchor a four-day Sam Hairston Celebration Oct. 13-16.



CAC hosts state's premier orchestra Sept. 18

Posted 8/15/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council will present the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in concert Saturday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at Rent Auditorium on the campus of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus.



Local artists featured in coast gallery

Posted 8/15/2010 in Entertainment

Three Columbus artists are among eight fine art affiliate members to be featured in the Gallery 782 Co-Art in Biloxi.


Y logo gets a makeover

Posted 8/15/2010 in Entertainment

After 43 years, the YMCA's logo is getting a facelift. The refreshed design, with its multiple color options and contemporary look, reflects the vibrancy of the Y and the diversity of the communities it serves, say local and national Y personnel. The former logo had been in place since 1967 and was the organization's sixth since its inception.


David Creel: Viva la mascara!

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columns

Mascara has come a long way, baby.



Roger Truesdale: The picture chronicle

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columns

The other day I got an e-mail from the boss lady here at the paper explaining how we are going for a new look in our columnists' photos, so a new picture was the order of the day.


Waterworld: Local sculling enthusiasts are outside the box and on the water

Posted 8/15/2010 in Entertainment

For Stan Murray, unwinding after a long day at the office has very little to do with stopping by a favorite watering hole -- but everything to do with getting on the water.


Adele Elliott: Alignment, peace and love

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columns

Many of us remember these lyrics from the late 1960s. The war in Vietnam was at its most violent point. Families were shattered by conflicting views on causes and patriotism. While the battles raged in Southeast Asia, at home, cities were exploding with anger and anarchy. We wanted so much to believe in the power of the planets. We wanted a real peace.



Peter Imes: Finding work and workers online

Posted 8/12/2010 in Columns

Unemployment in the Golden Triangle now ranges anywhere from 10.7 percent (Oktibbeha County) to 22 percent (Noxubee County). In light of these staggering numbers, I think now may be a good time to review a few methods of finding both work (for the unemployed) and workers (for employers).



Shannon Bardwell: Tongues afire

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columns

One morning a zucchini plant in the middle of the garden was missing its leaves; a few okra tops had disappeared, too.


Bates, Collie and more lend efforts to help build new animal shelter

Posted 8/7/2010 in Entertainment

Trip Richmond has a soft spot for animals. Dogs, especially. The country music artist and his girlfriend, Kim, currently have five rescue dogs among their menagerie. But the memory of one very special shelter dog fuels Richmond's inspiration for a major concert in Columbus Aug. 14, to benefit the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society.


CAC issues call to artists

Posted 8/7/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., announces an upcoming gallery show and sale, "Mid-Century Expressions: Art inspired by the 1940s, '50s and '60s." Area artists are invited to participate. Exhibition dates are Nov. 1-Dec. 31.



Exhibit explores Oktibbeha aviation heritage

Posted 8/7/2010 in Entertainment

An aviation exhibit is on display through August in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership lobby at 200 E. Main St., in Starkville.



Puppy proofing makes for a happy home

Posted 8/7/2010 in Entertainment

It's always exciting to bring a new puppy into the family, with the joy that a furry bundle can bring to adults and children alike.



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