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Union Academy-Hunt reunion week set

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Union Academy/Hunt Reunion Club will celebrate the 38th reunion for graduates and former students Oct. 24-30. The R.E. Hunt High School class of 1960 will be celebrating their 50th high school graduation.

 

 

Mississippi School of Arts announces open house

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Mississippi School of the Arts will host an open house for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the school campus at 355 W. Monticello St. in Brookhaven.

 

Renninger's complex work on exhibit at MUW

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Intricate art pieces created by Mississippi artist Lee Renninger of Gulfport are on display in the Eugenia Summer Gallery inside the Mississippi University for Women Art and Design Building.

 

Jackson named MSU Extension director

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

An administrator with more than 25 years experience in agricultural education has been named director of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

 

 

Vet School event to celebrate the human-animal bond

Posted 10/22/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has planned a celebration Oct. 25-28 to examine the special relationship between humans and animals.

 

 

Northport, Ala., Kentuck Festival showcases elite artists

Posted 10/15/2010 in Entertainment

The Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Ala., is annually renowned for its quality and diversity and draws plenty of visitors from the Golden Triangle. The 2010 event Saturday and Sunday will be no exception. On shaded paths meandering through Kentuck Park, neat white tents will house more than 250 invited or juried artists skilled in styles ranging from folk to contemporary art. Many are nationally recognized.

 

'Keep moving': Shands goes 'Casting for Recovery' as Breast Cancer Awareness Month marks 25th anniversary

Posted 10/11/2010 in Entertainment

The nation's rainbow trout may have nothing to fear from Alice Shands quite yet, but the newbie fly fisherwoman is thinking about changing that. And she won't be letting breast cancer stop her.

Take me out to the ... library: Players, historians, exhibit featured in baseball symposium

Posted 10/11/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

MSU alumnus visits area with new book

Posted 10/11/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Novelist Connie May Fowler to headline 22nd annual Welty Writer's Symposium

Posted 10/11/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

MSU Theatre prepares for upcoming shows

Posted 10/4/2010 in Entertainment

The theater group at Mississippi State University is preparing for another season in the spotlight.

 

A 'legendary' weekend: Baseball legacy, music giants highlight Sam Hairston Celebration

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

Two-partseries explores 'Voyage of the Scientist'

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

The "Voyage of the Scientist" will be the focus of two Hazard Lecture Series presentations, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25.

 

 

Columbus writer authors book for church occasions

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

'Governor's Daughters' to film in area this month

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Lights go up on EMCC's StarStruck Oct. 14

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Party in pink at The Y's Zumbathon charity event

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Starkville-MSU Symphony performs today

Posted 10/1/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

Concert benefits music education

Posted 9/29/2010 in Entertainment

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.

Natural high: On the road of recovery, West Point man has new purpose

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

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