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Columbus Arts Council receives MAC grant

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community


Police Department's ball to raise funds for Night Out and toy drive

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

In the normal course of things, officers of the Columbus Police Department would just as soon not encounter masked citizens at night. But Friday, July 26 will be an exception. In fact, they encourage it.


Out and About for the week of July 21, 2013

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.


Empowerment: A two-week immersion in braille can open worlds of learning for children with low vision and blindness

Posted 7/13/2013 in Community

"Look at you go, man. You're doing great!" said Wingfield Bouchard, encouraging 11-year-old Kobi Cook. Kobi is blind, but his long, tapered fingers tapped rapidly across the seven keys of the Perkins Brailler. With each stroke, the typewriter-like machine transferred raised dots of the Braille alphabet to a sheet of white paper, creating a tactile document.


Military brief: Jackson graduates

Posted 7/13/2013 in Community



Club notes: JA news

Posted 7/13/2013 in Community


In the movies: Happenstance lands a Columbus painter and his artwork in a movie

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community

If he wasn't before, Bob Nolan of Columbus is now a firm believer in that old adage about being in the right place at the right time. The right place, as it turns out, was the garage of an apartment he and his wife have with their daughter in Franklin, Tenn. The right time was a warm day in May, when a production crew happened to be filming at the upscale apartment complex for a new motion picture.


Community Calendar for the week of July 7, 2013

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community



Tune into MPB's new 'Next Stop, Mississippi' every Friday

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community



Cultural Heritage Foundation receives MAC grant

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community



School news: Harmon accepted

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community


Photographer Joe Sarcone's negatives and photographs donated to Columbus Library

Posted 7/6/2013 in Community

For many decades, photographer Joseph "Joe" James Sarcone documented the places and faces of Columbus. Now, a visual archive of his work -- and a slice of the city's history -- has been donated to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library for preservation.

'Any Hero': A Columbus crafter helps deployed service members keep in touch with home

Posted 7/1/2013 in Community

There are no greeting card shops in Baghdad or Kabul, but one Columbus crafter is doing what she can to ensure that a father deployed in the Middle East can send his wife at home a pretty anniversary card, or a Navy mom at sea for months at a time has a special birthday card to mail her daughter.

Traveling with Fido or Fluffy? Take tips from the experts

Posted 6/29/2013 in Community

Whether families head to the local park or an out-of-town destination, veterinarians advise them this summer to take steps to ensure pets stay safe and healthy as they travel.


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