When Bob Nolan asks his current "clients" how they like the paint job he's doing, and gets a chorus of squawks in response, he takes it as a compliment.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites all county businesses, organizations, clubs, industries, schools and individuals to participate in the second annual Festival of Trees event.
Prepare for the drum roll. The Columbus Arts Council and Golden Triangle Regional Airport will host a gala at the airport Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. to draw for a luxury trip for two to New York City.
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Lex, a U.S. Marine Corps bomb-sniffing dog who lost his handler in Iraq, is getting help facing the challenges of aging with war injuries.
The artwork of three Mississippi University for Women seniors is on display at the Eugenia Summer Gallery through Dec. 8. Pieces by Shirley Boudreaux, Kelly Dimos and Windy Russell are featured in the Senior Exhibition.
The staff at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Sales Store, located on Mississippi State University's campus, is gearing up for a busy holiday season and encouraging patrons to place orders now. Customers should place their orders by mid-November for Christmas delivery.
The town square in Carrollton, Ala., will fill with song and Christmas cheer Tuesday, Nov. 30, as music and the Carrollton Christmas Parade take centerstage.
Junior Jessica Terrill of Starkville is the new Miss Mississippi State University and will represent MSU in the Miss Mississippi Pageant next summer in Vicksburg.
Pedestrian walkways, amphitheaters, bike paths, trams -- even a "space needle" style restaurant. Nothing was off limits as a small group of enthusiastic thinkers aired ideas about Columbus' future in a Life Enrichment course called City Revitalization: Shaping the Future, at Mississippi University for Women this fall.
The Starkville Area Arts Council's Art in Public Places program will feature an exhibit entitled Fall Showcase in the gallery located in the lobby of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, 200 E. Main St., in Starkville.
In honor of Veterans Day, well-known storyteller Dolores Hydock of Birmingham, Ala., makes a return visit to the Columbus Arts Council's Omnova Theater Friday, Nov. 12. She brings captivating tales of the traveling USO camp shows of World War II -- and a very special guest.
"It's really about letting the land talk to you," Brandon Beck of Columbus told participants in the McCormick Civil War Institute fall tour, as they stood on the echoing battlefield at Gettysburg, Pa., in October.
"In fourteen hundred-ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue," but on Tuesday Nov. 23, replicas of two of the intrepid explorer's trio of ships will anchor at the Columbus Marina near the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam East Bank. The historically-accurate ships will remain docked until early Monday, Nov. 29.
HATTIESBURG -- Lee Armstrong of Columbus was crowned Miss Southern Magnolia 2011 at the North Forrest High Performing Arts Center in Hattiesburg by outgoing Miss Southern Magnolia Shelby Corn. Lee is the daughter of Jim and Dorothy Armstrong of Columbus.
Brett Kingstone has a simple message for America's manufacturers, entrepreneurs and lawmakers: protect the country's intellectual property and innovative technology.
Lee Ann and Tom Moore felt they had found "the" house the first time they viewed it in 2008. Unique in floorplan, and crowning the hill at the corner of College Street and First Street South in Columbus, it is, Tom says, "an outside-inside house."
The art program at West Point High School will have more resources thanks to the Drawing Out Success program run by students of Mississippi University for Women's Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity.
Mississippi University for Women's Department of Music and Theatre will present its 2010 Fall Choral Concert Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 602 Main St., in Columbus.
A free public performance Sunday, Nov. 7, by the Starkville-MSU Symphony Chorus will feature Franz Schubert's "Mass in G," accompanied by strings and organ.
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