As the end of 2018 hurtles toward us, we pause to be thankful. Whatever our circumstances, something in every life warrants gratitude. We asked some of our neighbors around the Golden Triangle to share a Thanksgiving memory that stands out to them, a memory they are grateful for. Hopefully all of us take time to remember more than a few, not just during this week of Thanksgiving, but all year through.
Don't look now, but dinosaurs have returned to roam in Fayette, Alabama, about 43 miles northeast of Columbus. These dinos, though, are bathed in festive lights and never leave Guthrie Smith Park.
Next Tuesday marks the red letter day -- the 58th annual Country Store Bake Sale at the Stephen D. Lee Home in Columbus. It's a highlight in the community's countdown to Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
Rick Barnard's camera lens has captured a variety of stunning landscapes in the American West and the South.
So, it's Halloween -- and somehow it creeped up on you before you knew it. You meant to pull together something cool for the kids, or neighboring trick-or-treaters, or friends getting together tonight, but time just got away from you.
A notorious train robber of the late 1800s ... a lone girl, waiting on the platform for the rumbling locomotive she hopes will bring her soldier home. Characters like these step out of the past when a chill hits the air and leaves crunch underfoot. It's a time of year when an encounter with our spirited history seems plausible, when a tingly tale heightens the senses and sparks the imagination.
Fine antiques and visual artists come together under one roof Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3 as Art 'n Antiques returns to the Golden Triangle.
Door prizes, promotions and holiday merchandise will be showcased during the Downtown Christmas Open House in Columbus Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2-4.
November signals cooler weather, holidays and family events ahead.
Don't let anyone say Halloween fun is just for kids. Jamie Foster is all grown up, and she looks forward to it every autumn. She and her husband, Chris, have hosted a Halloween party for several years that just keeps expanding.
A child's trip down a schoolyard slide doesn't rank as a milestone for every parent, but for mom Melissa Rushing, it was a "Mount Everest" moment. On Oct. 8, her daughter, 5 1/2-year-old Emma Rose, independently went down a slide, after four years of coaxing.
What do a divorced good ole Texas gal, an uptight high-society lady, a lonely widow and a self-appointed life coach have in common? They are bound by an unexpected but much-needed friendship in "The Savannah Sipping Society."
Today most of us take "instant access" for granted -- to people, places and information. Thanks to one device or another, be it a car or an iAnything, we seldom feel isolated in the true sense of the word. There was a time, however, when those living in rural areas were more secluded, when poor roads and slow transportation kept families closer to the homestead.
Marie Mason is a veteran of the wars. Not the kind that require tactical gear and camo, but combat just the same.
"This is my second time around with breast cancer. I'm a metastatic breast cancer survivor," the 67-year-old from Starkville said on a Thursday afternoon in October.
One century after the end of the First World War, the hunt for the past and people's relatives has never been greater. On Monday, Oct. 22, historian Andrew Pouncey of Germantown, Tennessee, will talk about that at the Hazard Lecture Series in Columbus.
If you've never caught sight of a garden fairy, some of the children at Sudduth Elementary School in Starkville might tell you what they look like. They can have carrot legs, arms made of sugar snap pea pods, a cauliflower head and spinach leaves for wings. And with a little ranch dressing, they're quite tasty.
It's a Wednesday night, something after 9 p.m., and the Lab Rats have reported for practice in Mississippi State's Allen Hall. It's a twice-weekly appointment they keep, one that hones their improv comedy chops for the monthly shows they put on for the public. Making an audience laugh isn't a matter of luck or chance -- it takes some skills.
Local mailboxes will soon contain a letter My Book of Lowndes County volunteers hope recipients will not ignore. So do many children throughout the county, whether they know it or not.
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