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Camp with a mission: Because each of us is 'differently and wonderfully made'

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

A swish, splash and cheers around the Stark Recreation Center pool on the Mississippi University for Women campus Wednesday sum up, in their way, what Camp with a Mission is about.

Outreach to orphans gets boost from local lemonade stand

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Visitors to the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus July 8 encountered some new vendors -- 10 or 12 of them, all slight of size and eager to please.

Columbus Girlchoir invited to sing at New York's Carnegie Hall

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Distinguished Concerts International New York City has invited the Columbus Girlchoir and director Cherry Dunn to perform at Carnegie Hall.

 

Columbus Healthy Living Initiative hosts 'Funday' event Saturday

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

The AmeriCorps VISTA Columbus Healthy Living Initiative invites families to join in a "Sun-day Funday" event Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Townsend Community Center on 15th Street South in Columbus.

 

SOAR continues to encourage achievement

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Department of Family Centered Programs Adult Education celebrated their spring graduation on June 25.

MSMS World Language teacher chosen for Startalk Program

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Margaret Mary Henry, Russian teacher at the Mississippi School for Math and Science, is studying at Middlebury College this summer in a special course funded by the U.S. government.

Ahoy there: 'Beached' and loving it in Lowndes County

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

At first sight, she wasn't much to look at three years ago. Time and disuse had taken a heavy toll on the old boat.

Columbus couple donates new statuary to local church

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus is home to new sculpture recently gifted to the College Street church by JoAnn M. Walk Ferguson and Howard Ferguson.

 

Volunteers needed for ACS Boots and Bling Ball

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

The American Cancer Society and Camellia Hospice are seeking local volunteers to be a part of the inaugural Boots & Bling Ball scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4 at Trotter Convention Center in Columbus.

 

4-H youth represent county, region at equine competitions

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

Lowndes County 4-H youth recently participated in the Northeast Regional and State 4-H Horse Shows in Starkville and Jackson.

New agreement to benefit Jones County Junior College, MSU-Meridian students

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

Mississippi State University and Jones County Junior College leaders are making it easier for students to complete baccalaureate programs.

Finding a way: Vision loss and the emergence of an artist

Posted 7/1/2017 in Community

Karen Powell is talented, straightforward, determined and witty. She is also blind. In one of her life's great ironies, it was in losing most of her sight that Powell discovered the visual artist inside.

MSU, partners help facilitate access to AP classes for rural school districts

Posted 7/1/2017 in Community

Mississippi State University is helping facilitate a program that will allow students in rural Mississippi school districts to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses from leading American scholars.

Sun and skin: Beware of the year-round threat

Posted 7/1/2017 in Community

Sunny, summer days and fair skin tones are not the only risk factors for skin cancer. Cold days, cloudy weather and dark complexions do not eliminate to risk of skin damage and cancers.

 

School news: University of Alabama graduates

Posted 7/1/2017 in Community

 

Columbus native, TV journalist earns law degree at 59

Posted 7/1/2017 in Community

Columbus native Taylor Henry recently earned a Juris Doctorate from the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia in the nation's capital.

Rock on: Rocks and paint add up to summer fun and sense of community

Posted 6/24/2017 in Community

One bright idea, a pile of stones, paints and a Facebook page have had the small town of Caledonia rocking for the past week.

 

Bernard Romans DAR begins preparations for nation's 250th anniversary

Posted 6/24/2017 in Community

As Columbus and the Golden Triangle prepare to celebrate Independence Day, the Bernard Romans DAR Chapter in Columbus is already planning for the 250th anniversary of the United States in July 2026.

 

 

50th reunion to bring R.E. Hunt's Class of '67 'home'

Posted 6/24/2017 in Community

Members of the R.E. Hunt High School 1967 graduating class will gather this coming weekend to celebrate the unity they forged a half century and more ago in Columbus.

 

Financial scams target trusting Mississippians

Posted 6/24/2017 in Community

King Solomon wrote thousands of years ago that there is nothing new under the sun, a truth played out daily by unscrupulous people putting modern spins on the age-old practice of fraud.

 

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