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Poignant and powerful, Chronicles of Blue and Gray marks Civil War sesquicentennial and ushers in Pilgrimage

Posted 3/21/2015 in Community

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War's final knell, a powerful remembrance will take place in Columbus.

'Memories of The W' and alumni art highlight Homecoming

Posted 3/21/2015 in Community

Visitors to the Mississippi University for Women Galleries can step back in time with the Memories of The W exhibition -- and also explore the art of five W graduates featured in the Alumni Invitational exhibition.

W's Homecoming celebration set for March 26-29

Posted 3/21/2015 in Community

Mississippi University for Women alumni, friends and guests are invited to participate in a weekend full of activities planned for Homecoming weekend March 26-29.

EMCC to present Pine Grove Festival

Posted 3/21/2015 in Community

The Pine Grove Arts Festival has returned to East Mississippi Community College's Scooba campus.


School news: Phi Theta Kappa

Posted 3/21/2015 in Community



School news: Columbus Christian Academy

Posted 3/21/2015 in Community



Military brief: Boyd graduates

Posted 3/21/2015 in Community


Still caring: Much more than a food pantry, Helping Hands marks a quarter century of compassion

Posted 3/14/2015 in Community

A troubling phone call woke Billy Crossley in the middle of the night 30 or so years ago. The passage of time has not blurred his memory of it.

JA of Columbus announces annual Charity Ball court

Posted 3/14/2015 in Community

An annual rite of spring is just around the corner.

In harmony: Yes, women sing barbershop, too. Check out the Harmony G.R.I.T.S.

Posted 3/9/2015 in Community

"I get a bad rap!" Sandra Stone protested in jest. She's the baritone of the Harmony G.R.I.T.S. barbershop quartet. "At Christmas, when we sing about being naughty or nice, they always point to me when we get to 'naughty'."

CAC prepares for a Golden Gala

Posted 3/7/2015 in Community

Turning 50 is a milestone. For the Columbus Arts Council, it's cause for celebration.

Rebecca's Rooms fundraiser will support room makeovers

Posted 3/7/2015 in Community

Rebecca's Rooms will present the third annual Free to Be Me pageant Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at the New Hope Middle School Auditorium in Columbus.

Local authors donate books to library archives

Posted 3/7/2015 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library announces that children's book author Candy Grant of Columbus recently donated two first edition signed copies of her books.


School news: Wylie graduates

Posted 3/7/2015 in Community


Starkville's McBroom takes 'Best in Show'

Posted 3/7/2015 in Community

The "best" entry and seven other top award-winning works by Mississippi State art majors are on display through March 13 at The Arts Center of Mississippi in Jackson.


Junior Duck Stamp contest open for entries

Posted 3/7/2015 in Community

Young area artists are invited to submit entries for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2015 Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest.


Equine group donates to MSU Therapeutic Riding Center

Posted 3/7/2015 in Community

A state horse-owner organization's recent $1,500 gift is helping support operation and outreach activities of the Mississippi State University Extension Service's 4-H Therapeutic Riding and Activity Center.

'Our town ... where the 'value above all price' is in the smallest events of daily life'

Posted 3/2/2015 in Community

Kayla Hairston sits quietly off to herself, doing homework as fellow cast members of the Columbus Community Theatre's "Our Town" run scenes at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. The 14-year-old uses some of her breaks to get schoolwork done; it's one way she juggles academics and her thirst for theater.


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