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MSU urges caution, patience for gameday traffic, parking this fall

Posted 9/12/2015 in Community

With the largest enrollment in the university's history, a number of major campus construction projects now ongoing, and several major campus roads closed or detoured because of construction, crowds for Mississippi State University home games are expected to produce substantial delays for gameday traffic and parking.



Grandparents offer quality option to working parents

Posted 9/12/2015 in Community

Grandparents provide a loving, low-cost and flexible alternative to center-based child care for many families across Mississippi.



Japan Outreach Program announces workshops

Posted 9/12/2015 in Community

The Japan Outreach Program at Mississippi State again is sponsoring workshops on Japanese culture.



Former NFL player among Clay County UW kickoff speakers

Posted 9/12/2015 in Community

United Way of Clay County will hold its annual Day of Caring and Campaign Kickoff Luncheon Thursday, Sept. 24.


Safe Haven for pets: When domestic violence looms, this program provides compassionate care for animals in crisis

Posted 9/5/2015 in Community

Dr. Sharon Grace works with animals all the time; it's her profession. So a photograph of a gray tabby cat in the clinical professor's office at Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine may not seem notable.

A Columbus teen makes music to benefit St. Jude

Posted 9/5/2015 in Community

In July, Reed Hairston had the profound experience of holding the hand of little Elizabeth King while the 3-year-old from Columbus received her weekly chemotherapy treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Take the sting out of next spring's fire ants now

Posted 9/5/2015 in Community

Would you like to avoid having large fire ant mounds like this one in your yard next spring?



WoodmenLife chapter to commemorate 9/11 with ceremony

Posted 9/5/2015 in Community

On Friday, Sept.11 a special In Honor and Remembrance ceremony will take place in Columbus.


'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.


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