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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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Magic

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columns

Do you believe in magic? I do ... maybe a bit too much.

 

 

Betty Stone: Caveat emptor

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columns

 

 

Bob Raymond: Goings and comings

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columns

 

 

David Creel: To conceal, or not to conceal

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columns

Concealer ... it's a gal's best friend. It comes in a myriad of forms and a rainbow of skin tones, so if you are burning the midnight oil or just prone to under-eye circles, then you are in luck.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Cat's out of the bag

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columns

Charles' mother lived in the same house where she had raised her four boys down in Kemper County.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Big box confessional

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columns

In Columbus a few stores fill many needs. Grocery stores sell lawn furniture and panty hose. Drug stores sell Halloween costumes and develop your photos. A Shell station has a dry cleaner drop-off inside. And, of course, there is almost one-stop-shopping at the gas/pharmacy/donut factory/convenience store. If they sold clothing, you would never need to go anywhere else.

 

 

Rob Hardy: 'Bottled and Sold'

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columns

When I go running in these hot summer afternoons, I have to make sure to drink plenty of water beforehand. It used to be that I could get a drink of water at a halfway point on at least one of my usual routes, but the public water fountain there stopped flowing a few years ago, and though the structure remains, no one seems motivated to restore the flow of water that is the reason it is there.

 

 

Rob Hardy: "A Kingdom Strange"

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columns

The Lost Colony of Roanoke was a failed initial effort of England to colonize America. It may have been a failure, but it continues to fascinate people; there is a famous outdoor stage production with music that attempts to dramatize the settlement at its site and a reconstructed fort.

 

 

Bob Raymond: Feted by friends

Posted 7/24/2010 in Columns

Dai Waters Wilson and her husband, Tandy, hosted a wonderful dinner party at their home in Cady Hills for Virginia Lloyd Eselin and her husband, Tom. This was after the opening reception of Virginia's inspired art exhibit, "Before and After The Storm," at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus July 15. Virginia grew up in Columbus but lived on the coast and lost her home and most of her artwork during Hurricane Katrina.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Tours

Posted 7/24/2010 in Columns

Columbus loves to tour. In the spring, we have a world-class Pilgrimage. That, of course, is not enough. We have the Fall Tour of Homes, and a tour of Victorian homes connected with the Tennessee Williams Tribute.

 

 

David Creel: Aren't we all beautiful?

Posted 7/24/2010 in Columns

 

 

Anne Freeze: Fried green tomatoes (the food, not the movie)

Posted 7/21/2010 in Columns

Whew, I'm off the road for a while and so glad of it! After four days in Miami and then four in Athens, Ga., two weeks in a row, I'm thankful to wake up at home and have to plan a day here.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Red and yellow, black and white

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columns

Sometimes there is a pain in your heart that subsides over time but never ever goes away. On my walk today I was thinking about Nelle Harper Lee, "To Kill a Mockingbird," and her chosen seclusion for the last 50 years.

 

 

David Creel: Ten beauty commandments

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columns

Granted, I am not Moses, and these are not exactly Biblical commandments, but when it comes to beauty, I can write the book. To follow are a few well-versed commandments that might not be carved into stone, but if followed, they might bless you with a beautiful summer.

 

 

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