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A Dispatch Special Report: Two Columbus families look at where we've been, and hope to go

Posted 12/9/2017 in Community

Chloe Adams is considering her options. As of this week, she hopes to grow up to be a teacher and professional chef. Oh, and a doctor. "And I want to work at Walmart, too!" she giggled.

Southern Gardening: Poinsettias bring Christmas cheer and colors indoors

Posted 12/9/2017 in Columns

It seems like I've seen Christmas decorations in stores for at least a couple of months.


MTA, The W to host annual statewide Theatre Festival

Posted 12/9/2017 in Entertainment

Over 500 high school students and community theater enthusiasts will travel to Columbus to participate in the annual statewide MTA Theatre Festival and Convention being held at Mississippi University for Women Jan. 11-14, 2018.



Being Beautiful: Of miniature marshmallows and times gone by

Posted 12/9/2017 in Columns

Just last night while lying in bed with my Great Dane, flannel pajamas and the classic holiday movie "A Christmas Carol" playing, I sipped hot chocolate from my favorite Rudolph mug, the one with the chip on it.


Identity thieves target children's information

Posted 12/9/2017 in Community

Identity theft takes many forms, but theft of a child's identity is one of the most difficult frauds to detect and can go unnoticed for years.

Playing in the dirt: December tips for green thumbs (and Christmas trees)

Posted 12/9/2017 in Columns

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas and Happy Holidays, whichever you celebrate.


Out There for the week of December 10, 2017

Posted 12/9/2017 in Entertainment



Community Calendar for the week of December 10, 2017

Posted 12/9/2017 in Entertainment


4-County Foundation reaches milestone in giving

Posted 12/9/2017 in Community

The 4-County Electric Power Association Foundation has reached a milestone, exceeding $500,000 in gifts to organizations in the cooperative's nine-county service area.

Mississippi Voice Symposium, Institute at MSU to feature Metropolitan Opera soprano Oropesa

Posted 12/9/2017 in Entertainment

The voice and choral areas of Mississippi State University's nationally accredited Department of Music are welcoming high school and college students and educators Jan. 19-20 for the third annual Mississippi Voice Symposium and Institute.

Anne's Kitchen: Holiday birds and other goodies

Posted 12/6/2017 in Food

If I had to sum up the last two weeks in one word it would be "turkey."

Don't blanch: The secret to sauteeing vegetables is a boil

Posted 12/6/2017 in Food

Every weeknight, 6 p.m. rolls around, and across America, we scramble to find something to feed our families.

KitchenWise: Ants in a Tree is a crowd-pleaser

Posted 12/6/2017 in Food

Ants in a Tree is the English translation of the Chinese name for this classic recipe.

Cooking on deadline: Winter greens, apple, cranberry salad

Posted 12/6/2017 in Food

When it comes to planning a holiday spread, a salad is often an afterthought.

Keeping time with history: 'The clocks that saved a village' still have stories to tell

Posted 12/4/2017 in Community

Ella Benton fell in love in Paris in 2015. Not with her husband, in this particular reference, but with a clock. A curvaceous, charming thing she came across in a dusty, antique shop.

Experience sights and sounds of First Christmas Dec. 8-10

Posted 12/2/2017 in Community

Work is well underway to transform a grassy lot on Military Road in Columbus into a bustling Bethlehem marketplace for First Christmas.

Columbus Sings 'Messiah' returns Dec. 12

Posted 12/2/2017 in Entertainment

Columbus Sings "Messiah" returns Tuesday, Dec. 12.

West Lowndes art department, band plan for first Arts Bazaar

Posted 12/2/2017 in Community

West Lowndes High School fine arts department will host the first WLHS Christmas Arts Bazaar from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in the school gym at 644 S. Frontage Road.


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