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School news: Dale accepted

Posted 6/8/2013 in Community

 

Building bridges: A vintage family photo links past and present

Posted 6/1/2013 in Community

The old photograph was folded and worn, its edges fading, like the 16 faces looking out from its sepia surface. Donna Pannell Bain remembers the day she found it, tucked among forgotten newspapers and pictures her great-aunt Sadie Robinson had stored away before her death in 1998.

Indulge in 'Good Food' -- Table Talk's June focus

Posted 6/1/2013 in Community

If there's one thing the Deep South appreciates it's good food. So the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Library and the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market are teaming up to present a series of insightful talks on the topic each Wednesday in June for Table Talk: A Casual Visit with Books.

 

School news: MSMS area graduates

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

 

 

School news: Bogue graduates

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

 

 

School news: Holton initiated

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

 

A pilgrimage to Pilsen: A Columbus veteran makes emotional return to Czech towns he helped liberate in 1945

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

Dr. Bob Gilbert eased back in an upholstered chair in his spacious, pastel living room Tuesday. One hand rested on his leg, the other on top of a walking cane. He was surrounded by lovely things, in this home on a quiet, wooded lot not far from downtown Columbus. He is an educated man, described by close friends as compassionate and selfless. He enjoys music, the arts and the pursuit of knowledge. His thoughts, however, were elsewhere.

 

Honor the troops: Tips for proper flag protocol

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

 

College-bound students get a little help from SAAC

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

The Starkville Area Arts Council has announced the nine recipients of its College Arts Scholarships. Mykela Bricka, Louis Codling, Marina Dandass, Keats V. Haupt, Amy Hornsby, Mary Kate Hughes, Andrew Lark III, David McKell and Lacy Claire Whitten will soon enter college or university programs to pursue arts-related fields as their majors.

 

School news: EMCC spring graduation

Posted 5/18/2013 in Community

 

The Power of purses: Donating handbags makes a difference to a ministry to Mexico

Posted 5/18/2013 in Community

If Angie Basson ever wondered what a couple of thousand purses look like, chances are she won't have to wait long to find out. The spare bedroom of her east Lowndes County home is already overflowing with about 1,000 handbags of every color and configuration -- and the stockpile keeps growing.

Jimmie Rodgers Foundation honors legend with CD release

Posted 5/18/2013 in Community

In recognition of the 80th anniversary of the death of "The Father of Country Music," Meridian native son Jimmie Rodgers, and in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Festival, the Jimmie Rodgers Foundation on Thursday released a unique CD recorded in Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Museum.

A sacred space: Time-worn graves on a remote ridge remind of Indian heritage and church roots

Posted 5/11/2013 in Community

Sunlight performed a dappled dance through new growth overhead, as a gentle wind sent tall grasses brushing against tombstones that have stood vigil for almost two centuries. The peace was palpable on this rural ridge in Oktibbeha County.

Fan drive: Small acts become big blessings

Posted 5/11/2013 in Community

When a Mississippi summer hits its stride, those unable to cool their homes suffer miserably. The results can be life-threatening.

 

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