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And the Lowndes Tomato Battle winner is ...

Posted 8/6/2016 in Community

Weigh-ins are done and results for the third annual Lowndes County Tomato Battle are in.

 

Clear bag policy to be implemented for MSU football

Posted 8/6/2016 in Community

In an effort to enhance fan safety, Mississippi State will implement a new clear bag policy for the 2016 football season at Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Safety paramount for Pokemon Go players on campuses

Posted 8/6/2016 in Community

As the mobile game Pokemon Go continues to grow in popularity, Mississippi State University students, employees and visitors are encouraged to use caution when playing the game on and off campus.

 

Full circle: Artist, radio host renews an early passion for interpreting the faces around him

Posted 7/30/2016 in Community

As an artistic soul, J.L. Summers has come full circle. After years of putting his talent to use as a professional sign painter and calligrapher, he has returned to an early passion for capturing people on paper.

CHS students win their way to San Diego

Posted 7/30/2016 in Community

Three teenage girls from Columbus on an adventure of "firsts" were among passengers on a jet departing the Birmingham airport July 3.

 

Local archives seeks school yearbooks

Posted 7/30/2016 in Community

The Billups-Garth Archives at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is asking for help from the community in filling existing gaps of yearbooks or annuals from area schools.

 

 

Bullying behaviors have long-term impacts

Posted 7/30/2016 in Community

Children are supposed to enjoy being around each other, but bullies can quickly spoil the fun and hurt a child's feelings.

 

 

Nutrition, training work hand-in-hand for young student-athletes

Posted 7/30/2016 in Community

Student athletes will be returning not only to the classroom soon, but also to after-school practice and games.

 

Smith promoted to associate veterinary dean at MSU

Posted 7/30/2016 in Community

A Mississippi State alumnus is the new associate dean for academic affairs at the university's College of Veterinary Medicine.

GTHR on a mission: placing healthy horses with loving homes

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

Dappled sunlight danced across the back of a brown and white pinto mare staying one step ahead of the patient man in the paddock with her.

Columbus' Dunkelberg receives MAC fellowship

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

Dr. Kendall Dunkelberg of Columbus has been awarded a $4,500 Artist Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) to continue his work on new poems for his fourth book.

Photo: Reunion time

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

CALLING THE GENERALS OF '66: From left, Perky Richard, E.T. Colvin, Rissa Lawrence and Penny Cherry share memorabilia from the S.D. Lee High Class of 1966 July 14 while planning a 50th class reunion.

4-H Shooting Sports competitors go to state, national events

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

The heat of summer could not slow down Lowndes County 4-H'ers competing in the 2016 Mississippi State 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Meridian July 8-9. Fifteen youth represented Lowndes in numerous disciplines.

 

Registration now open for fall CWJC training

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC), Golden Triangle, is currently accepting applications for its fall semester of job and life skills training.

 

 

'Parent portals': pros and cons of timely online updates

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

Once upon a time, finding out how your child was doing in school could require weeks of patience.

 

 

What teachers would like parents to know

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

 

It's sunflower time. Smile ... c'mon, you know you want to

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

Try being depressed in the middle of a field of sunflowers. Just driving by a patch is a pretty potent mood-lifter, their vibrant rays of yellow petals fanning from spiraling centers ripening with seeds. They may be nature's most optimistic plant, a living expression of botanical sun worship and radial symmetry.

Mortyakova's new CD celebrates women composers

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

A new CD by Dr. Julia Mortyakova, chair of the Department of Music at Mississippi University for Women, celebrates some famous women composers who have influenced the pianist.

 

Area artists invited to submit work for calendar

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council invites area artists to submit digital images of their work for possible inclusion in a 2017 calendar.

 

Columbus novelist receives MAC recognition

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

Columbus novelist Michael Farris Smith has been awarded the literary arts fellowship for fiction by the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).

 

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