Essie Mathews was born in Columbus 101 years ago, and never left. On Jan. 7, the joyful resident the staff at Vineyard Court Nursing Center calls “Sweet Essie” celebrated her birthday by indulging in one of her favorite desserts — pound cake and ice cream.
Cody Berryhill, a member of Starkville’s Troop 27 and a senior at Starkville High School, received his advancement to Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor ceremony held in November at Starkville’s First United Methodist Church.
As the national observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day nears, area volunteers are fine-tuning plans for Dream 365, a four-day celebration in Columbus honoring the life and legacy of the civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jan. 15-18.
Why does death always come as a surprise? We expect it throughout our entire life. It is the logical bookend to birth, the soul’s escape.
Sharon knew her husband was cheating. She lined up four friends with cell phones along a likely route. As the husband left the marital abode the first friend followed and alerted the other friends along the way. The husband led the posse right to the front door of his love nest. Photographs were taken, proof garnered — divorce, a done deal.
On New Year’s Eve I spent a quiet evening at home with a cheap bottle of champagne and off-the-shelf caviar — a tradition I started many years ago, even when I had a life.
While birthday celebrations are about to commence in Memphis, here in Columbus, former Graceland tour guide Jennifer Brady refuses to take down her Christmas decorations ... because Elvis wouldn’t approve.
A new Master of Fine Arts program offered at Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy, in partnership with Mississippi University for Women, brings to fruition a goal William “Peppy” Biddy and many others have worked toward for several years.
The Columbus Arts Council’s second annual Chip Off the Old Block community art project gives everyone the chance to set imaginations free by turning ordinary 5 1/2-by-6-inch blocks of wood into original works of art.
In the midst of heavy touring, the Golden Triangle-based band Come On Go With Us gets to play to a home crowd Wednesday, Jan. 6, with a stop at Rick’s Cafe in Starkville.
In honor of Elvis Presley's 75th birthday Friday, the Columbus Arts Council will host an Elvis open mic in the intimate Omnova Theater.
He was reading a small book. I slipped through the gun checkers at the courthouse. No alarms went off.
Welcome to the beginning of a new year, and the beginning of a new decade!
Just three more days of the Christmas season, which officially ends Jan. 6, on Epiphany.
When you’re 15 years old and your MySpace friends include Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton, it’s a good sign you’re leading a rather extraordinary life. For Ruby Jane Smith, however, it all feels quite normal.
When Terry Swindol of Tupelo set out to make a documentary about the 1957 MGM film “Raintree County,” he called on Dr. Van Roberts of Mississippi University for Women to add his expertise.
Traditional turkey with all the trimmings is a popular choice for the holiday table, with the added bonus of leftover turkey for sandwiches, soups and casseroles.
Shane Tubbs would be the first to tell you he’s still got a big dose of kid in him. And Shane Tubbs loves Christmas. It’s one of the reasons the irrepressible skateboarding, singing deacon — and can we add actor? — easily sheds any ribbing he gets from the guys for turning into the gingerbread man every December. How did it all get started?
While trees festooned in red and green and hung with shiny Santas and are what most people associate with Christmas, the serenely beautiful Chrismon tree glows with a special and sacred significance in many churches, and even some homes.
The Starkville Area Arts Council’s Award of Excellence in the Arts is bestowed upon the individual, group or organization that has done the most to promote the inculcation of the arts for the cultural, educational, social, ethnic and/or economic vitality within the Starkville area during the preceding year.
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