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Area alumni named to positions at MUW

Posted 8/10/2013 in Community


Little women: A unique day camp celebrates the art and independence of 'becoming a lady'

Posted 8/3/2013 in Community

When novelist Louisa May Alcott penned her classic novel, "Little Women," in the late 1860s, she captured the imagination of readers everywhere with four young, genteel sisters who mature throughout its pages and sequels. Almost 150 years later, 10 modern-day little women aged 7 through 12 celebrated the art of being lady-like this past week.

SAAC receives MAC grant to continue mission

Posted 8/3/2013 in Community

The Starkville Area Arts Council has been awarded a $18,000 general operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).


When it comes to technology, get proactive to keep students safe

Posted 8/3/2013 in Community



Get organized to reduce back-to-school stress

Posted 8/3/2013 in Community


Driving small: 'Little-Car' trend has finally established a foothold in U.S.

Posted 7/30/2013 in Community

In a land where bigger usually means better, especially where cars and pick-up trucks are concerned, some local residents are embracing "cute little cars."


MSU adopts new commercial tailgating policies

Posted 7/27/2013 in Community


Oktibbeha museum gears up for a night of yee-haw and bling

Posted 7/27/2013 in Community

Pull out the boots and shine up the jewelry because the Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum are planning a night of sparkling, western-themed fun. Denin and Diamonds, a fundraiser to benefit the museum, is set for Friday, Aug. 9, at the Shrine Club in Starkville.

Art in the Alley: A window on the past augments Catfish Alley's revitalization

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

There are kids in high school in Columbus right now who don't have any idea about the history of Catfish Alley or what makes it special," said Alex Stelioes-Wills. The Mississippi University for Women associate professor of art would like to change that.


Area annual MSU send-off events are just ahead

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

Mississippi State alumni groups will host send-off parties for local students around the country who are enrolling in the university for the first time.



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.


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