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African American Studies program celebrates 10 years at MSU

Posted 12/31/2016 in Community

The African American Studies program is celebrating a decade of service and pride at Mississippi State University.

Photos: Faces of Christmas

Posted 12/24/2016 in Community

Christmastime -- it is songs and celebrations, worshipful praise and contemplation.

Holiday happies arrives on doorsteps of Contact's Reassurance clients

Posted 12/24/2016 in Community

Elves have been bustling lately to deliver Christmas cheer to more than 350 Contact Helpline Reassurance Program clients.

The little Christmas tree

Posted 12/24/2016 in Community

Recently, on a return trip to Columbus from Tuscaloosa, my wife Jane and I were driving through Reform.

Christmas comes a few days early for humane society

Posted 12/24/2016 in Community

Santa dropped by a little early to the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society (CLHS) this year. On Dec. 19, a donation of $4,250 was made by 4 Paws for a Cause to the shelter on Airline Road.

'Banner Days' reminds, inspires patrons of MSU Libraries

Posted 12/24/2016 in Community

Mississippi State University Libraries has launched "A Banner Day" program at Mitchell Memorial Library.

 

Turn holiday gatherings into a family-history research project

Posted 12/24/2016 in Community

The holidays represent the perfect opportunity for anyone who's been thinking of taking a deep dive into their family history.

 

A measure of comfort: Quilters Guild gifts to sheriff's office bring comfort in stressful times

Posted 12/17/2016 in Community

A quilt may not seem to wield much power, but officers with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office have seen quilts impact emotional situations in a positive way.

A grand gala is set to honor Mother Goose

Posted 12/17/2016 in Community

A climactic event capping off The Year of the Goose is set for Saturday, Jan. 7 at Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.

Marszalek presents Civil War research to New York audiences

Posted 12/17/2016 in Community

A nationally recognized Mississippi State historian joined two other prominent colleagues Tuesday as featured speakers for the New York Historical Society.

 

School news: Christian Hebron School Honor Roll

Posted 12/17/2016 in Community

 

 

School news: Parker, Easley are Provost Scholars

Posted 12/17/2016 in Community

 

 

Gift-giving angst? You really don't have to buy for everyone

Posted 12/17/2016 in Community

The holiday shopping season is in full swing.

 

 

Don't let opinions ruin holiday family peace

Posted 12/17/2016 in Community

On the heels of a heated political season, make family peace a priority during the holidays.

 

A family mystery: A DNA test triggers an unraveling of perceived history -- and opens new doors

Posted 12/10/2016 in Community

Everybody likes a good mystery, but Steve Nelson and his son, Michael, happened into one that upended their lives.

 

Almost 43,000 OCC boxes collected at Columbus center

Posted 12/10/2016 in Community

Volunteers from Columbus and surrounding cities -- making up a multi-county area team -- have collected enough gift-filled shoeboxes to reach more than 42,900 children in need through the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, but they are not resting on their success.

 

 

Community comes together on MLK events in January

Posted 12/10/2016 in Community

A community collaboration will bring an official commemoration of the Martin Luther King holiday to the Trotter Convention Center Jan. 16, 2017.

 

 

The joy of giving: ways to give with the whole family

Posted 12/10/2016 in Community

Each year, we are teased earlier and earlier of the impending holiday season.

 

Library's Local History Department receives new laptops

Posted 12/10/2016 in Community

The Local History Department (LHD) at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N. now has eight new laptops for use by patrons, volunteers, interns and staff.

A couple in Columbus finds that living smaller can yield a big life

Posted 12/3/2016 in Community

Henry David Thoreau may well have planted seeds for the modern tiny house movement when he went "to the woods" to live "deliberately."

 

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