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'Prairie Images' captures rural beauty

Posted 8/29/2015 in Community

Frances Hairston is seldom happier than when she is exploring the rural fields, wildflowers and streams of the prairie.

 

Lowndes' Relay For Life seeks committee volunteers

Posted 8/29/2015 in Community

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking volunteers in Lowndes County who would like to be part of the planning committee for the 2016 event.

 

McKeever returns to Columbus with Seniority Conference

Posted 8/29/2015 in Community

Joe McKeever of New Orleans has been preaching for more than 50 years. Twelve of those were in the pulpit of First Baptist Church in Columbus.

A Clay County couple finds alpacas appealing -- and that, like potato chips, one isn't enough

Posted 8/24/2015 in Community

Meet the cast: Taylor is the hog, whenever chow is involved. Skylar, with her dark, coffee-colored coat and stark white face, boasts a certain theatrical flair. And Chaos, one of the two males, is partial to "cushing" in front of electric fans on hazy summer afternoons.

 

MSU fans seek to break Guinness record at Cowbell Yell

Posted 8/22/2015 in Community

Mississippi State football fans will attempt the Guinness World Record title for most people ringing cowbells simultaneously during the university's Cowbell Yell event on Sept 10.

 

 

The W's Gordy Honors Forum Series set to begin

Posted 8/22/2015 in Community

The Ina E. Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women will open its fall Forum Series Thursday, Aug. 27, with Dr. Melissa Smith, assistant professor of communication at the university.

 

 

Library announces local history program for young people

Posted 8/22/2015 in Community

The Youth Services Department and the Local History Department of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library announce a collaborative program highlighting the history of the United States through American Girl dolls.

 

Columbus Exchange Club receives seven national awards

Posted 8/22/2015 in Community

The Columbus Exchange Club received seven national awards at the recent National Exchange Club's 97th annual Convention and 32nd Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Symposium July 30 through Aug. 1 in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Military brief: Jones graduates

Posted 8/22/2015 in Community

 

Together again: Fifty years after disbanding, the boys of the National Guard 31st catch up on old times

Posted 8/18/2015 in Community

They started out with only a photograph from the 1950s, one that ID'd all the guys by last names. That's what most of them called each other by, last names. No addresses, no first names in many cases, no database to help track the men down. That didn't stop Carl "Buck" Hildreth and Bobby Gale of Columbus from trying to locate former Mississippi Army National Guardsmen of the 31st Division, the "Dixie Division."

Hospital volunteer recognized for 30 years of service

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

Almost anyone who has visited Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has seen them -- the volunteers.

Main Street Macon presents Family Research 101

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

Main Street Macon presents a seminar on researching family history Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.

 

School news: Householder inducted

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

 

 

School news: ICC summer graduates

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

 

Grant exhibit features depictions of three presidents

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

Rare portraits and photographs of three U.S. presidents are part of a special free display that recently opened at Mississippi State's Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library.

 

United Way of Clay County seeks volunteers for Day of Caring

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

United Way of Clay County and North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point will partner to sponsor a Day of Caring Sept. 24.

 

 

Military brief: Price graduates

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

 

 

Military brief: White Jr. graduates

Posted 8/15/2015 in Community

 

Second chances: SILO takes on the task of helping former inmates stay out once they get out

Posted 8/9/2015 in Community

Second chances are taking root in a modest gray building on Military Road in Columbus. The peeling, faded paint is gone. Choking weeds are a thing of the past. The roof leaks no more. This building is experiencing a rebirth. It's what the hands and hearts behind SILO Inc. hope for every former inmate who walks through the doors.

Vocal student switches major and wins national competition

Posted 8/9/2015 in Community

Richelle Lenoir came to Mississippi University for Women to become a pianist, but that was until her voice was discovered.

 

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