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Table Talk to offer a Welty Symposium preview

Posted 9/26/2015 in Community

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Mississippi University for Women join forces on Sept. 30 to preview MUW's upcoming Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium.

 

DAR chapters to host lecture, flag retirement ceremony at Plymouth Bluff

Posted 9/26/2015 in Community

Commemorating the National DAR Day of Service, the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host two public events Oct. 11 at Mississippi University for Women's Plymouth Bluff Environmental Center.

 

 

'Discovering Columbus' workshop offered Oct. 15

Posted 9/26/2015 in Community

The public is invited to join staff from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for the workshop "Discovering Columbus: Exploring Your Local History Resources" on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N.

 

Music box: One West Point craftsman helps a distinctive sound live on

Posted 9/19/2015 in Community

The sound is unlike anything coming out of a standard six-string guitar on low-lit, smoky Saturday nights. It's something more primitive and gritty, sometimes plaintive, sometimes giddy. The songs of a cigar box guitar are music to the ears of Jeremy Klutts in West Point.

Programs explore desegregation at The W

Posted 9/19/2015 in Community

Two upcoming events at Mississippi University for Women will feature ongoing research in the university's preparations to commemorate 50 years of racial integration next year.

 

Charity Fitness Party to benefit pregnancy care center

Posted 9/19/2015 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Office of Campus Recreation is inviting the community to exercise and party for a good cause Monday, Sept. 21.

 

Explore 'Go Set a Watchman' at Wednesday's Table Talk

Posted 9/12/2015 in Community

Easily the most anticipated novel of 2015, Harper Lee's "old-new" novel "Go Set a Watchman" has generated enough hype and controversy to fill more than an afternoon of discussion.

 

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.

 

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