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'Parent portals': pros and cons of timely online updates

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

Once upon a time, finding out how your child was doing in school could require weeks of patience.

 

 

What teachers would like parents to know

Posted 7/23/2016 in Community

 

It's sunflower time. Smile ... c'mon, you know you want to

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

Try being depressed in the middle of a field of sunflowers. Just driving by a patch is a pretty potent mood-lifter, their vibrant rays of yellow petals fanning from spiraling centers ripening with seeds. They may be nature's most optimistic plant, a living expression of botanical sun worship and radial symmetry.

Mortyakova's new CD celebrates women composers

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

A new CD by Dr. Julia Mortyakova, chair of the Department of Music at Mississippi University for Women, celebrates some famous women composers who have influenced the pianist.

 

Area artists invited to submit work for calendar

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council invites area artists to submit digital images of their work for possible inclusion in a 2017 calendar.

 

Columbus novelist receives MAC recognition

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

Columbus novelist Michael Farris Smith has been awarded the literary arts fellowship for fiction by the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).

 

A serious subject, part II

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

Truly, our world is a vastly different one as compared to the world our parents and grandparents knew.

 

Crawford pavilion celebrates small town can-do

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

The town of Crawford in southwest Lowndes County celebrated the long-awaited completion of a community pavilion July 7.

Landscape architecture students help schools brainstorm ideas

Posted 7/16/2016 in Community

As a Starkville school makes plans for future growth, concept designs by Mississippi State landscape architecture students are yielding a variety of options to consider.

At the mic and outside the box: EMCC revives the old-time radio serial

Posted 7/9/2016 in Community

Before television annexed the American landscape, many an early-20th century family passed evenings crowded around the home radio set. The "talking telegram" opened windows on a wider world.

Ole Miss alumnus to lead state's tourism efforts

Posted 7/9/2016 in Community

Veteran tourism professional Craig Ray will take over as Visit Mississippi director at the Mississippi Development Authority. Ray was appointed to the position by MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr.

Watercolor Artist magazine to feature area artist

Posted 7/9/2016 in Community

Seven artworks from a longtime Mississippi State University faculty member are being recognized nationally.

One of a kind: Self-taught, self-styled, a Clay County metalsmith is still making his mark

Posted 7/2/2016 in Community

Artisans come in all forms and guises. Genuine artisans, however, have at least one characteristic in common -- a passion in the veins for what they do. That could describe Ed Sanders.

Propst Park train gets facelift and more

Posted 7/2/2016 in Community

Many in Columbus still recall the curious sight in 1972. The C&G Railway steam locomotive No. 178 had escaped the scrapper's torch and, along with the rolling stock accompanying her, made a slow, painstaking journey eastward on Highway 182 to Propst Park.

 

MSU Police Department announces new text service

Posted 7/2/2016 in Community

Mississippi State University Police is offering a new service that will provide a quick and simple means for the general pulic, faculty, staff and students to communicate with the department via text message in non-emergency situations.

 

MSU app developer helps visitors, new students find their way

Posted 7/2/2016 in Community

A Mississippi State senior is happy to be a help to freshmen trying to learn their way around campus with a unique resource.

Vegetable gardens can be pretty as well as functional

Posted 7/2/2016 in Community

Considering the superior flavor of fresh-picked vegetables and the choices you get when you grow your own, it's a wonder that more people don't have vegetable gardens.

 

Some older couples have 'weddings' without getting married

Posted 7/2/2016 in Community

Some older couples who want social recognition for their love relationships are exchanging rings, throwing parties and holding wedding-type ceremonies, but they're stopping short of getting legally married to avoid complications with retirement funds, property and grown children.

 

Sign the surfboard? Wedding guest books now take many forms

Posted 7/2/2016 in Community

Alexis and John Roulette don't have to look far to remember the love that friends and relatives showered upon them on their wedding day. The 7-foot-long surfboard mounted above their living room couch says it all.

 

Second chances: Daniel and Nellie, helping each other heal

Posted 6/25/2016 in Community

 

 

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