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Rock 'n' Roller Derby

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

Get ready, Golden Triangle; Tri City Derby Dolls introduce roller derby.

 

Deadline nears for Cotton District poster contest

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

The deadline to turn in submissions for the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival Poster Competition is fast approaching.

 

 

Columbus library to host exhibit of Welty photos

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

"Welty," an exhibit featuring photographs by Eudora Welty, opens Monday at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N. It will be up through Aug. 30.

 

 

Pam Tebow, mom of Heisman winner, to appear in Starkville

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center has announced that Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and Denver Broncos draft pick Tim Tebow, will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising banquet Sept. 16 in Starkville.

 

 

Shelton receives Arts Commission fellowship

Posted 7/7/2010 in Entertainment

Big Joe Shelton of Columbus has been awarded a $4,400 Fellowship grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

 

 

Annual Faulkner conference set for July 18-22

Posted 7/4/2010 in Entertainment

Several William Faulkner novels and short stories were made into poignant feature films, but, unknown to many, the Nobel Prize-winning author also wrote screenplays for Hollywood.

 

 

Tennessee Williams Tribute will include 'Stella Shouting Contest'

Posted 7/4/2010 in Entertainment

A bit of New Orleans will arrive in Columbus Sept. 10, when the Tennessee Williams Tribute welcomes a Stella Shouting Contest as part of its week-long festivities in the city of the playwright and poet's birth in 1911.

 

Small hands have big hearts for local servicemen

Posted 7/4/2010 in Entertainment

Children attending Vacation Bible School at the Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Steens June 21-25 learned an important lesson the surest way -- by doing.

The wonderful world of ... Andy Harkness

Posted 7/4/2010 in Entertainment

When Andy Harkness was bagging groceries on the night shift at Starkville's Sack and Save 18 years ago, he had no idea his future was about to become so ... well, animated.

In spite of a life-changing injury, 'can't' is not in LeAnn Shelton's vocabulary

Posted 6/26/2010 in Entertainment

LeAnn Shelton made up her mind a very long time ago it's better to laugh than cry about what can't be changed. And please don't tell her there's anything she can't do. The 28-year-old Reform, Ala., woman has been proving that wrong since losing her left arm in a riding mower accident when she was 4 years old.

Join Nash Street for music video

Posted 6/20/2010 in Entertainment

Put the grassroots country music of Starkville-based Nash Street and the grand old Delta Queen steamboat together. Throw in a low country boil, an eager audience, and what do you get? Good times and a music video that will herald the next stage of the talented quintet's career.

Gene and Dale Robertson make sweet music and memories

Posted 6/20/2010 in Entertainment

For more than a quarter of a century, father and son have shared the stage, performing side by side in the band known as Gene Robertson and the Echoes -- Dad on bass and vocals, Dale on guitar and vocals.

 

Kirkpatrick receives Kossen Faculty Excellence Award

Posted 6/13/2010 in Entertainment

Mary Jo Kirkpatrick, chair of the Associate in Science Nursing program at Mississippi University for Women, was recently honored with the Kossen Faculty Excellence Award.

 

 

Pinchuk named MUW Faculty Member of the Year

Posted 6/13/2010 in Entertainment

Dr. George V. Pinchuk, associate professor of biology, was recently named Faculty Member of the Year at Mississippi University for Women.

 

Friday marks local release show for Mississippi John Doude

Posted 6/8/2010 in Entertainment

Even as John Doude studied engineering at Mississippi State University, the music called. After two years of college, the McCool native answered it. His swampy blend of Southern rock, deep roots blues and Americana has been drawing in fans ever since.

'Plant' your questions on the 'Gestalt Gardener'

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

"There is something terribly wrong if you aren't growing -- and even sharing -- at least one or two pretty things you can eat," preaches Felder Rushing.

Camp Rising Sun remembers one of their own

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

The chance spotting of a small piece of paper on a bulletin board at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., more than 16 years ago first brought Tara Jo Stover into the lives of Camp Rising Sun volunteers. Bonds of friendship and love firmly kept her there.

The age of Generals: Alums fondly remember Columbus' Lee High

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

As 'Lee High' nears closing, a building's history stirs memories

 

Sounds of Summer in the air tonight

Posted 6/3/2010 in Entertainment

If you're downtown tonight around 7, be still and listen. You might hear the Sounds of Summer.

 

Flying high: With courses blooming in the Golden Triangle, disc golfers think sport poised to take off

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

The golfer steps up to the tee. Evaluates distance, line, the breeze. Focused on the fairway, he assumes position. His friends stop their easy banter, falling still and silent.

 

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