Change tends to come slowly to a venerable 79-year tradition like the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage. But, as with all things, change does come with the passage of time. This year's annual Pilgrimage marks an exit, and an entrance -- a farewell to the tour by one homeowner family, and the beginning of another family's antebellum journey.
Thursday marks the kickoff of the 79th annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage -- nine days of historic home and garden tours, Tales from the Crypt, Catfish in the Alley, Artisans Alley, a barn quilt trail, carriage rides, garden party, 5K run, food, music and fun.
Mississippi University for Women invites alumni, friends and guests to a weekend filled with entertainment and activities for Homecoming festivities March 28-31.
Fant Memorial Library at Mississippi University for Women will host writer Jaime Harker at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday as it continues its Meet the Author Series.
Tracy Crow doesn't think she is a trail blazer. Instead, the former marine prefers to consider herself a "messenger" who is educating people about the women throughout history who have been pioneers in the military.
Music Maker Productions is presenting the Old Main Music Festival April 5 at the Mississippi State Amphitheater on the university's Starkville campus.
The Opera Production program in Mississippi State's Department of Music is presenting 7:30 p.m. performances of Giacomo Puccini's "Suor Angelica" March 29 and 30 at First United Methodist Church's Connection Center.
Many folks have been waiting for this moment: the day it's warm enough and past the main threat of frost to become tomato planting time.
Landscape gardening sometimes involves hard decisions where no solution seems just right. But "between a rock and a hard place" dissonance can be resolved by going in an entirely different direction.
Allen McBroom stands in the backyard outside his home west of Starkville pointing up toward the sky. "You see that?" he asks. Barely perceptible against the dusk-darkened tree line stretches a 102-foot long, 14-gauge wire, narrower than a pencil. "Over the past two weeks," McBroom continues, "I've talked to people from as far away as Japan and South Africa through that antenna."
All the favorites will be there -- "Grandpa Jones," "Minnie Pearl," "Lulu," "Junior" and the rest -- when the West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents "Hee Haw" March 28-30 at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts in West Point.
Independent filmmaker Michael Williams of West Point has more stories to tell. A $5,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) will help him do it.
Career archaeologist Robert L. Kelly will visit Mississippi State March 19 to discuss how the study of cultural past can predict the future of humanity.
For the 13th consecutive year, the Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival is bringing the spirit and sounds of the late 19th and early 20th centuries to Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library March 28-30.
Each year at Homecoming the Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association recognizes outstanding achievement and presents awards to selected recipients in the categories of Distinguished Alumni Achievement, Distinguished Achievement, Alumni Service and Outstanding Recent Graduate.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System will host its third annual Edible Book Festival at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Thursday, April 11 from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. as part of the library's celebration of National Library Week.
In much of life, there's an oft-overlooked, almost soulful fifth sense that lifts the ordinary to the sublime.