The Sam Hairston Celebration hits one out of the park with a "Meet the Players of the Negro Leagues" symposium Saturday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m. at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N.
Brandon resident and Mississippi State University graduate John M. Floyd will sign copies of his latest mystery/suspense short story collection, "Clockwork" (Dogwood Press, 2010), at the Hamilton Public Library Thursday at 1 p.m. He'll also visit The Book Mart in Starkville that afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
Best-selling novelist Connie May Fowler will be joined be 11 other authors in honoring the legacy of Mississippi University for Women alumna Eudora Welty during the 22nd annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium Oct. 21-23, on MUW campus.
The theater group at Mississippi State University is preparing for another season in the spotlight.
Growing up on Plum Grove Road in Crawford, Sam Hairston loved the sound of a zinging pitch, the crisp thwack of a bat. From the dirt lot ball he played as a child, to making history in Major League and Negro League Baseball, the late Lowndes County native left a legacy that inspired the upcoming Sam Hairston Celebration Oct. 13-16.
The "Voyage of the Scientist" will be the focus of two Hazard Lecture Series presentations, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25.
Through years of working with youth and church organizations, Columbus native Christine Butler-Williams recognized that some shy away from taking leadership roles because they feel they don't know what to say.
Cooler temperatures aren't the only thing October will bring to The Golden Triangle. This month, Lawyer Henderson, along with the cast and crew of "The Governor's Daughters," will be filming around the area, according to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.
MAYHEW -- East Mississippi Community College's business and marketing management program is getting ready for StarStruck 2010, a talent competition open to the public that will award winning contestants up to $2,500 in cash and prizes.
Breast cancer ranks second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. With this in mind, Zumba enthusiasts across the nation are making a move to support breast cancer awareness.
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony performed for thousands of elementary school children today and will put on another show for the public tonight during a series of concerts on the Mississippi State campus.
Bluegrass and country music fans will have the chance to support a worthy cause and witness a live performance by Starkville musicians Nash Street next weekend during a benefit show at the Greensboro Center.
Mike Walker remembers the heavy knock on his door in January 2006 that turned life inside out. On the other side were law officers, with a warrant for his arrest.
The 37th annual Soroptimist style show, luncheon and silent auction Thursday, Oct. 7, will usher in fall with fresh trends like ruffles, "jeggings" and lace. But it will also have a much deeper purpose -- supporting service projects including GED education programs at Recovery House, a Lowndes County chemical dependency residential treatment center for women.
The Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation's second annual Fall Tour of Homes Oct. 1-3 ushers in autumn and a diverse display of antebellum and Victorian design. From cottages to grand mansions, 13 homes will welcome visitors touring some of the South's finest architectural gems.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its fall Table Talk series Sept. 29 with a preview of Mississippi University for Women's upcoming "Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium."
Starkville Main Street Association, City of Starkville, and the Mississippi State University Student Association are partnering again to provide those dining or shopping in downtown Starkville with free shuttle service to and from the MSU campus for home football games.
Mississippi State University's Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series will present Rufus Ward Thursday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Atrium of McCool Hall on the Starkville campus. The public is invited to this free presentation; a reception will follow.
Special daytime concerts for children in grades K-5 will culminate Oct. 1 with a 7:30 p.m. general admission performance by the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association.
Five days and counting. On Friday, two-time Grammy winner Jason Mraz will be the main attraction when Starkville's Cotton District is transformed by Bulldog Bash. Billed as the largest free concert in Mississippi, the Bash estimates about 35,000 visitors will flock to festivities the night before Mississippi State University's matchup with Georgia.
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