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Mississippi dinosaurs: A rare find - and local program - shed light on dinosaurs that roamed nearby

Posted 10/15/2016 in Community

In a summer dominated by dueling candidates, Pokemon Go and headlines from abroad, news that a paleontologist who grew up in Columbus found the first-ever evidence of a horned dinosaur in Mississippi may have been overshadowed.

First Baptist Church to dedicate new organ project, host concert

Posted 10/15/2016 in Community

The dedication of a new organ project at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 will enhance the music ministry of First Baptist Church in Columbus.

 

'Dinner and a Mystery' Oct. 28 at MSU to support Save the Children Federation

Posted 10/15/2016 in Community

"Dinner and a Mystery" is the title of a special Mississippi State event taking place Oct. 28 to support the Save the Children's Syrian refugee fund.

 

Photos: Festive Fall

Posted 10/8/2016 in Community

For a much-anticipated window of time each fall, Dwight and Jean Colson's farm in Caledonia sprouts a thriving crop of the young and young-at-heart.

 

Auxiliary seeks donations of wigs, scarves for cancer patients

Posted 10/8/2016 in Community

The Amicae Auxiliary of Columbus of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is asking the Lowndes community to assist with a drive to gather head scarves and wigs for cancer patients.

 

 

Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees with new memberships

Posted 10/8/2016 in Community

The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up fall by offering 10 free autumn classics trees or five free crape myrtle when for those who join the organization in October.

 

 

The W garners national recognition for community service

Posted 10/8/2016 in Community

Mississippi University for Women has been recognized on the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

 

 

College of Veterinary Medicine receives $7.2 million for scholarships

Posted 10/8/2016 in Community

A $7.2 million gift from the Charles E. and Viola G. Bardsley Estate will endow a scholarship program for Mississippi State University veterinary students.

 

Dreamwork: Everyone dreams, but have you ever wondered what those dreams might mean?

Posted 10/1/2016 in Community

Dreams. They are a universal experience. Stories, images and scenarios our minds create as we sleep. For centuries, cultures have pondered their meaning, these emotional and sensory occurrences that have even been credited for critical inventions or discoveries.

New plaque at Trotter helps say, 'Thanks, Gill, for the music'

Posted 10/1/2016 in Community

When Gill Harris picked up a trumpet and joined the seventh-grade band, he could not know he would one day be tutored by some of the most illustrious names of the Big Band era.

Trio of longtime Columbus friends greet 90 together

Posted 10/1/2016 in Community

Betty Jo Backstrom, Vernon Davis and Sammie St. John have shared a lot through the many decades of their friendship. Recently, they also shared a life milestone -- turning 90 together.

Host of events set for Women's Health Awareness Week

Posted 10/1/2016 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Department of Health and Kinesiology will celebrate Women's Health Awareness Week Oct. 4-6 with presentations that empower women to make healthier choices.

Drones 101: So you want to fly a drone. What next?

Posted 9/24/2016 in Community

There was a time when the word "drone" had a lot more to do with bees than with multi-rotored flying robots.

 

'Glo' event will light up night for recovery

Posted 9/24/2016 in Community

September is National Recovery Month and two residential treatment centers in Columbus are partnering for the first time to "bring recovery to light."

 

Celebrity judge among Prevention Roll Out highlights

Posted 9/24/2016 in Community

Community Counseling Services' Prevention Program will kick off the Prevention Roll Out Campaign Sept. 30-Oct. 1 with inspirational speakers and free family activities.

History hunt: A long search into the past brings a headstone to an 'unknown' soldier

Posted 9/17/2016 in Community

On a heat-smitten day 154 years after he died, Hugh Washington Ivy at last received a headstone.

 

Researching family? Library to offer genealogy, history programs in Oct.

Posted 9/17/2016 in Community

 

DAR chapters to celebrate annual Constitution Week

Posted 9/17/2016 in Community

Area chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution are joining with chapters throughout the state of Mississippi to celebrate Constitution Week Sept. 17-23.

 

School news: Ray attends national forum

Posted 9/10/2016 in Community

 

Author, lawyer to speak about new book on presidents at MSU

Posted 9/10/2016 in Community

Talmage Boston, a prominent Texas attorney and historian, will be the featured speaker Thursday, Sept. 15 for a special fall-semester event at Mississippi State.

 

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