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Monday March 26 throughSaturday April 7
Columbus’ 72ndSpring Pilgrimage showcases antebel-lum homes, gardens and churches ontour, as well as special events includingTales from the Crypt, a 10K run, theMayor’s Unity Breakfast, carriage rides,double decker bus tours and more. Foradditional information, contact theColumbus Cultural Heritage Foundationat 800-920-3533 or visit columbus-ms.org
Monday, March 26
Pilgrimage kick-off party:
TheColumbus Spring Pilgrimage begins withakick-off party on the lawn of theTennessee Williams Welcome Center at300 Main St. from 5-8 p.m. Enjoyshrimp and catfish poboys by Table of Plenty and live music by The Motionsand Big Joe Shelton. Then catch theopening night of Tales from the Crypt atFriendship Cemetery. For more informa-tion, contact the Columbus CulturalHeritage Foundation at 800-920-3533.
Pine Grove Arts Festival —
Festivities during East MississippiCommunity College’s annual festivalinclude an art exhibit kicked off by BigJoe Shelton at 2 p.m. in Aust Hall on theScooba campus March 26, a concert bythe EMCC choir in Stennis Hall March27 at 7 p.m., and a day of music andvisual artists on the Golden Triangle(Mayhew) campus March 28 beginningat 10 a.m. Performers and visual artistsinterested in participating may contactScott Baine at email@example.com.
Sgt. First Class Jerome Davis
works at the U.S. Army RecruitingOffice on Highway 45 North.
Sunny and nice
Full forecast onpage 2A
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BY JEFF CLARK
Approximately two years ago,Zachary’sowner Doug Pellummadeadecision to allow smokinginhis downtown eatery, while lim-itinghis patrons to those 21 yearsoldandabove. But starting April2,Zachary’s, 205 5th St. N, will beaddedto the list of non-smokingestablishments in Columbus.“Basically, everyone has healthconcerns and people want to eat inaplace that does not allow smoking,” Pellum said. “We’veost a lot of our family businessandthisseemed like a good timetobring them back.” The Columbus City Council
Zachary’s to gosmoke-free
BY JEFF CLARK
Phase four of the Magnolia Bowlrenovation project, commonly knownas “Clean Sweep,” has been success-fully completed according to Link’s Young Professionals President JasonSpears.“We had a great turnout of volun-teers this year,” Spears said. “Wecompleted this phase which includedsome painting and beautification onthe interior of the stadium.” The project, which had its roots ina2008 Leadership Lowndes County class, will enter its fifth phase next spring. Spears said the 2013 CleanSweep will be dealing with structuralissues.“Wearegoing to have to raisesome money and get some additionalfunding before we start the next phase,” he said. “We are going to be working on the bleachers and thepress box. We also plan to get the sta-dium up to code on handicap accessi-bility.”
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Abby Malmstrom, LINK member,helps paint a wall with Columbus Fireand Rescue at the Magnolia BowlSaturday morning. At her right areBattalion Chief Martin Andrews andEngineer Fred Hargrove.
Clean Sweep a success
BYCARMEN K. SISSON
For many visitors, SpringPilgrimage is their first glimpseofColumbus, and organizers areoping this year’s 72nd annualevent will inspire newcomers toall in love with the city andremind residents of the rich her-itage and historic charm withwhich the community is graced. The two-week celebration,sponsored by the ColumbusCultural Heritage Foundationandthe Columbus-LowndesConvention and Visitors Bureau,egins Monday and showcases13antebellum homes this year. A complete guide to the dates andtimesforthe home tours can beound in our special Pilgrimagesection of today’sDispatch. The Spring Pilgrimage willick off with tours of two homesonday afternoon, followed by a ree concert and block party onthelawn of the Tennessee
History in a bottle
BY JEFF CLARK
he search for a wide variety of elu-sive antiquities has become a hot trend for cable tele- vision programmers.“American Pickers” and“Dirty Money” are two of several titles showinghow discarded items canbecome valuable com-modities. Althoughcable network cam-eras weren’t rolling inColumbusSaturday, a smallband of treasurehunters weredigging.Mike Cothernof HornLake began“treasure hunting” in 1987. About 12 years ago, he changed his focus to dig-ging for bottles. He and his crew descended upon Columbus withhopes of finding some bottles discardedasfar back as the 1850s.“Wethink we are going to find somethings dating back to the late 1850sbecause of the age of the home,”Cothern said. “We find druggist bottles,pharmacist bottles — even old whiskey bottles.” The hunt for antiquated bottlesrequiresmore thanmerely wanderingaroundsomeone’sbackyardand throwing the bottles in a trash bag. The prep work for a bottle-dig can be labor-intensive.“Before we dig, we use a six-foot probe rod,” Cothernsaid. “Weuse therod to find dips in the yard. If you find a dip, you know you have found some-thing. Then we startdigging. We havealready dug a hole about seven feet deep — all by hand.” The group uses old Sandborn mapsfor clues on where to probe. Sandbornmaps were originally used by insurancecompanies for calculating firerisks inthe late 19th century. The large-for-mat maps are frequently usedfor historical and genealogicalresearch as they show all structures
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Randy Hendrix removes bricks from a “bottle hole” during a search for antique bottles on Saturday. Hendrix was joined by a crew of bottle hunters from North Mississippi and West Tennessee.
Bottle hunters search for lost treasure