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Starkville Tour of Homes: Looking a lot like Christmas

Posted 11/30/2013 in Community

When it comes to Christmas, Charlotte McNeal feels she is more child than grown-up. Which is one of the reasons she and her husband, Eddie, are looking forward to having their home among the five on tour Sunday, Dec. 8 for the Starkville Civic League's annual Christmas Tour of Homes.


Poindexter Hall earns two preservation awards

Posted 11/30/2013 in Community

The recently renovated Poindexter Hall, located on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, earned two preservation awards by the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association.



Rich or poor ... budgeting is key to holiday survival

Posted 11/30/2013 in Community

The amount of money available to a person does not change the importance of sticking to a budget during the holidays. "People from any economic group can dig themselves into a hole during the holidays if they get carried away with emotional or irrational spending," said Bobbie Shaffett, family resource management professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.


Irish Tenors' 'Christmas' coming to Golden Triangle Dec. 4

Posted 11/30/2013 in Community

To help usher in the holiday season at Mississippi State and the Golden Triangle area, the university's Lyceum Series is featuring The Irish Tenors in concert.

Loss of limb never slows down athlete-turned-mom

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community

LeAnn Sanders Shelton firmly believes softball helped her overcome the loss of her left arm. The lawn mower accident that took it happened when she was 4. The Reform, Ala., native began playing ball at age 5. Softball gave Shelton challenges and hard knocks. But it also instilled in her discipline and dedication.

Photos: Autumn Leaves

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community

I first heard the song "Autumn Leaves" when I was very young. My parents often played pianist Roger Williams' 1955 chart-topping instrumental version on the turntable in the den. Williams' incredible runs down the keyboard perfectly evoke visions of leaves, red and gold, drifting to earth.

Pioneer families remembered with Bible donation to Columbus library

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community

Lowndes County produced Revolutionary War patriots. The Bernard Romans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to know more about who they were, what they did and where they rest in peace.


School news: Immanuel Honor Roll

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community


Teamwork: A Columbus woman and her 'perfect match' tackle graduate school together

Posted 11/18/2013 in Community

The phrase "a perfect match" is usually reserved for cheesy dating sites and the greeting card industry, but for Sandra Bullins, it came with four sturdy legs and gleaming black fur. That was in June 2012, when she was partnered with the male Labrador guide dog that would expand all her horizons.

It's 'onward and upward' for the Mother Goose Endowment fund

Posted 11/18/2013 in Community

Edwina Williams sat down at the piano in the antebellum home Errolton the evening of April 1 to entertain, she thought, for a surprise birthday party. The surprise, as it turns out, was on her.


Columbus Exchange Club says 'cheese'

Posted 11/16/2013 in Community



Check priorities, relax to reduce holiday stress

Posted 11/16/2013 in Community



MSU adopts commercial tailgate policies for 2014

Posted 11/16/2013 in Community


Heavy duty Burpee challenge to raise funds for Palmer Home

Posted 11/13/2013 in Community

The burpee is a physically demanding squat thrust followed by a vertical jump that puts the full body to work. Now, imagine doing 400 of them consecutively. That's the goal four trainers -- Chance Wiygul, Eric Birtley, Jonathan Fortt and Luke Strohl -- hope to hit in a 30-minute Burpee Challenge at Iron Heart Gym at 454 Wilkins-Wise Road in Columbus Saturday.

Eliza's letters: A voice from Columbus' past helps define a 'New Southern Woman'

Posted 11/11/2013 in Community

On a clear winter's night in December 1860, Eliza Lucy Irion Neilson of Columbus sat down with a notebook and began writing her life story. One hundred and fifty-three years later, those who have come after her have a firsthand account of the ordinary and extraordinary world of the American South during and after the American Civil War.


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