For Carol Summerall, it's personal. And for Jean Bailey, Herod Granderson and Laura Brownlee. In fact, for the great majority of Relay for Life team members, the fight against cancer is personal.
"Columbus, Where Ideas Take Flight"is the theme for the 85th Annual Convention of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi to be held in Columbus April 22-24.
When nominations opened for the 2014 Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence -- or GIVE -- Awards earlier this year, Leslie Peel, director of the United Way Volunteer Columbus, was eager to seek recognition for some of the many "doers" in Lowndes County.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library welcomes Aberdeen native Caroline Buffington Pugh to its April 23 Table Talk presentation. The author will read from and discuss her debut novel "Something Bigger," a thriller/romance set in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Did quilts serve as coded communication for escaping slaves navigating the Underground Railroad? The concept is debated among quilt and Railroad historians, but the idea -- as Bonnie Browning of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Ky., said to National Geographic News -- "makes a wonderful story."
The Columbus Arts Council's annual gala takes a westward track this year with Jeans & Jewels on Saturday, April 26.
Leslie Webber stood in front of a classroom of third-graders at Fairview Elementary School in Columbus April 1 and asked, "Who likes math?" Somewhat surprisingly, almost every student thrust a hand up.
The Starkville Area Arts Council announces its Arts in Education Grant award recipients. Area teachers received a total of $4,695 to fund arts-related projects.
Have you ever wondered what librarians read when they aren't helping others choose just the right book? The April 16 Table Talk presented by the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library explores that subject.
At its 64th annual Charity Ball Saturday, Junior Auxiliary of Columbus introduced the 2014 Ball King and Queen to fanfare and celebrated service to the community.
Two initiatives important to the Columbus Police Department are about to get a substantial boost. The department's annual Community Masquerade Ball set for Friday, April 18 will support the CPD's citywide toy drive and its observance of National Night Out on Crime.
Tom Nawrocki, of Columbus, professor emeritus of art at Mississippi University for Women, received the top award at the Delray Beach, Fla., Center for the Arts National Juried Art Exhibition at the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture in March.
The legacy of Diane Howard, who studied art history at Mississippi University for Women, will continue through a scholarship and lecture series named in her honor.
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5. Community Calendar for the week of April 20, 2014 ENTERTAINMENT