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Almost 100 years after it was painted, a local World War I mural still pays tribute

Posted 11/11/2018 in About Town

Todd Rowan of Starkville was just a youngster exploring the Mississippi State campus when he first came across one of the largest paintings he'd ever seen.


Main Street Columbus readies for Saturday's Holiday Market

Posted 11/11/2018 in About Town

Homegrown, homemade and handcrafted holiday gifts and foods will be showcased by about 60 vendors from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday during the 11th annual Hitching Lot Holiday Market in Columbus.



Living Color exhibit opens in West Point today

Posted 11/11/2018 in Community

A new exhibit of artwork by Cathy Simpson Pilkinton of Columbus opens with a free reception today from 2-3 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., in downtown West Point. Pilkinton will give a gallery talk at 2:30 p.m.


W music professors release a duo piano CD

Posted 11/11/2018 in Entertainment

Julia Mortyakova, chair and associate professor of the Department of Music at Mississippi University for Women, and Valentin M. Bogdan, associate professor in the Department of Music, have released a duo piano album.

Jazz historian to visit MSU for book discussion Tuesday

Posted 11/11/2018 in Entertainment

Historian, performer and teacher of Africana studies Rashida K. Braggs will bring to life her experiences in music and culture when she visits Mississippi State Tuesday, Nov. 13 for a book discussion.

Playing in the dirt: November, a month for planning and even planting

Posted 11/11/2018 in Columns

Warm days, cool days, stormy days. Oh my! November has offered us a varied menu so far. But weather aside, November is a sort of stepchild among months, sandwiched between October and December --Halloween and Christmas -- arguably two of the best-loved holidays. But I refuse to ignore Thanksgiving.

Week of events at MSU will honor America's veterans

Posted 11/11/2018 in Community

As part of national Veterans and Military Families Month, Mississippi State University will host several events to honor America's veterans.


Southern Gardening: Cool-season dianthus lasts through spring

Posted 11/10/2018 in Columns

I love the annual color we can grow all winter in most of our Mississippi gardens and landscapes, so I'm going to spend a few weeks concentrating on cool-season color. Dianthus is my first choice for fall color.



Foundation gift helps MSU autism clinic expand

Posted 11/10/2018 in Community

Mississippi State University is receiving support from the Ridgeland-based Gertrude C. Ford Foundation for autism and developmental disabilities research and treatment services.


Choose Kindness: An anti-bullying message gives children tools to meet challenges

Posted 11/3/2018 in Community

In a 1961 episode of "The Andy Griffith Show," young Opie is being targeted daily by a school bully, shaken down for nickel milk money with threats of a knuckle sandwich.

Nature takes center stage in new exhibit of fine art photography

Posted 11/3/2018 in Entertainment

Rick Barnard's camera lens has captured a variety of stunning landscapes in the American West and the South.

Pulitzer finalist will keynote MUWAA's second BLUE event Friday

Posted 11/3/2018 in Community

Author, nationally syndicated cartoonist and two-time Pulitzer finalist Marshall Ramsey will keynote the second BLUE event for Mississippi University for Women alumni and students Friday, Nov. 9 in the Pope Dining Room from 5-7:30 p.m.

Symphony to present annual Family Concert Friday

Posted 11/3/2018 in Entertainment

The Starkville/MSU Symphony presents the annual Family Concert on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Hall Auditorium on the Mississippi State campus.


'Godmother of Soul' Patti LaBelle coming to MSU for Nov. 15 concert

Posted 11/3/2018 in Entertainment

Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle is bringing her legendary rhythm and blues to Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium Thursday, Nov. 15 as the next guest in Mississippi State's Lyceum Series.


In the garden with Felder: Putting plants and people together

Posted 11/3/2018 in Columns

Some plants all but beg to be grown and shared. Spreading around the world and across all cultures and languages like a children's hand-held string game, they easily bring diverse people together with good cheer.


Community Calendar for the week of November 4, 2018

Posted 11/3/2018 in Entertainment



School news: Local students recognized in scholarship competition

Posted 11/3/2018 in Community



Moving potted plants inside? Watch for fire ants

Posted 11/3/2018 in Community

Gardeners are often dismayed to find fire ants nesting in potted plants they want to move indoors for the winter.


Southern Gardening: Citrus trees' harvest makes them worth growing

Posted 11/3/2018 in Columns

The fall and winter seasons mean it's time for colorful pansy, viola and dianthus. But the changing seasons also mean that home gardeners who grow citrus will soon harvest delicious fruit -- satsuma, kumquat, Meyer lemon, oh my!


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