With the Dec. 2 Columbus Christmas parade about six weeks away, parade organizers announce that Doug Pellum will serve as grand marshal. Parade committee members are also excited about possibilities this year's theme, "Christmas Movie Magic," provides.
East Mississippi Community College students enrolled in food, restaurant and hotel programs will host a four-course Italian dinner at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, as a fundraiser for state and national Collegiate DECA competitions.
Passport to Wellness will offer an evening of relaxation on the river with the fifth annual Barefoot on the Bridge yoga event Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Columbus Riverwalk.
An acclaimed jazz ensemble will take the stage for the second performance in Mississippi State's Lyceum Series.
The coffins, made of pine, are decayed by time and clay soil. Simple wooden crosses thought to have marked each burial site have long since disintegrated. The mostly anonymous graves -- as many as 7,000 of them -- represent the final resting place of inhabitants who died at the Mississippi Insane Asylum in Jackson between 1855 and 1935 and were interred at the Asylum Hill Cemetery.
Kiese Laymon returns as the keynote author for the 31st annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium, Oct. 10-12. Laymon will read from his latest book, "Heavy: An American Memoir," which has been awarded the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction and the Los Angeles Times Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose.
Best-selling author John Feinstein will be the featured speaker for Mississippi University for Women's Welty Gala at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Trotter Convention Center at 402 Second Ave. N. in downtown Columbus.
Mississippi State University Extension Service Quick Bites programs for October run the gamut from flower power to updates on the Roundup controversy.
The Starkville/MSU Symphony will present the "It's A Classic!" concert Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. at Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus. The concert is presented in conjunction with MUW. Admission is free to the public.
In "The Braggart Soldier," an ancient comedy by Plautus, a young Athenian man named Pleusicles must journey afar in a story that reveals a true hero in an unexpected character. First performed in Rome in 206 B.C., the play has been adapted specifically for Mississippi State's Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College Classical Week.
A reception today from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts in West Point opens an exhibit of artwork by eight members of the Campbell family.
The Columbus and Lowndes County Historical Society will present a lecture and discussion Wednesday led by Joseph Thompson, Ph. D., assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University.
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