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ID that tree, with help from the Arbor Day Foundation

Posted 5/24/2014 in Community

The Arbor Day Foundation offers an easy-to-use tree identification guide for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.


Loyal Hearts: 70 years after high school graduation, the Lee High Class of 1944 gathers for a reunion

Posted 5/17/2014 in Community

In 1944, 85 students graduated from S.D. Lee High School in Columbus. Thursday, seven decades after they first walked across that stage, the class of 1944 will gather for their 70th high school reunion.

Brewer's courage in adversity inspires new JA awards

Posted 5/17/2014 in Community

In the almost three years Terry Brewer was a part of Junior Auxiliary of Columbus, she had a profound affect on its members and the children she worked with through chapter projects.

Area photographer wins Smithsonian contest's Readers' Choice award

Posted 5/17/2014 in Community

Starkville resident Candy Feng's striking image of her son dwarfed by the looming majesty of a glacier in Iceland is the Readers' Choice winner in Smithsonian magazine's 11th annual photo contest, it was announced Thursday.

Kirkpatrick named Faculty Member of the Year

Posted 5/17/2014 in Community

Mary Jo Kirkpatrick, chair of Mississippi University for Women's associate of science in nursing program, was named Faculty Member of the Year in commencement ceremonies the weekend of May 9-10.

Henry to soon study in Russia

Posted 5/17/2014 in Community

A Mississippi School for Math and Science teacher will travel to Russia this summer after winning a Fulbright-Hays fellowship.

Two by Two: Mother's Day doubles up on joy in this family filled with twins

Posted 5/13/2014 in Community

In Annie Cockrell's family, things tend to come in pairs -- children, in particular.

West Point gears up for second annual Art Walk

Posted 5/10/2014 in Community

Downtown West Point will be all about art Saturday, May 17. Fifty fine artists and craftspeople are slated to display and sell their work during the second annual Downtown Art Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


School news: Dr. Young recognized

Posted 5/10/2014 in Community



School news: Knox, Woods receive scholarships

Posted 5/10/2014 in Community



Friends of Columbus Library to hold members' book pre-sale

Posted 5/10/2014 in Community

Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (FOL) will hold a Members Only pre-sale book sale Saturday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in advance of its June book sale on June 12 and 14. The pre-sale is a member appreciation event, as well as an effort to encourage new memberships and renewals.


What makes a young band keep at it? Hartle Road might have some answers

Posted 5/3/2014 in Community

Max Hartleroad tries to step his long, lanky legs into what appears to be a cast-off space suit for a photo shoot. The legs prove too lanky; the silvery suit is abandoned. Which doesn't deter Max and the other guys in the band Hartle Road from nosing around for other random inspiration that can push the photo outside the proverbial box.

Calling all Caledonia alumni for 81st annual banquet

Posted 5/3/2014 in Community

In an express-lane society driven by changing trends, constants come to mean more as years pass. In Caledonia, few things are more constant than the annual Caledonia High School Alumni Banquet.


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