Night has fallen, and dew forms on sparse tufts of grass. It's a time when most residential construction sites have gone silent and still until sunrise. But not this one. The thump of nail guns and banter of a roofing crew break the rural dark. The hour draws closer to midnight, but volunteers work under powerful flood lights, committed to getting the job finished before calling it quits.
Members of Mississippi University for Women's campus community have come together to raise awareness about breast cancer through MUW Pink For The Cure.
Northwood Garden Club The first meeting of the new club year for Northwood Garden Club of Columbus was a salad luncheon held at the home of Lucy Phillips.
At Mississippi State Monday, Oct. 10, Holocaust survivor Ann Jaffe will share personal experiences from one of the most tragic and significant events of the 20th century.
Hedgepeth now confidently drives the Suburban that pulls her 2005 34-foot, triple axle travel trailer. She often travels in caravan with other Airstreamers, who all stay in ready touch with each other by CB radio.
"Elegance in the Arts" will be the theme for the 2011 Starkville Area Arts Council gala, the organization's premier annual event.
Curtis Wilkie, author of "The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Greatest Trial Lawyer," is the featured speaker at the Sept. 28 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk series.
Tina Sweeten will tell you she's not an artist, but don't let that fool you. The newly appointed head of the Columbus Arts Council may not wield a brush or palette, but she has surrounded her life with color, from the places she has visited to the people, passions and pets that populate her world.
Focusing on world religions and interfaith dialogue, the 2011-2012 International Series at Mississippi University for Women will include presentations on specific religions, films about religious conflict and cooperation, and an interfaith dialogue between local religious leaders.
The Artesia Public Library, Caledonia Public Library and Crawford Public Library, all branches of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System, recently received more than 80 books each from the Libri Foundation.
On Wednesday, 10-year-old Matt Morel of Caledonia came home from school with a social studies assignment and 10 or so questions to answer about Christopher Columbus. The everyday task might seem ho-hum in most households, but that the fifth-grader could tackle it on his own is cause for joy as far as his parents, Melanie and Keith, are concerned. A year ago, he couldn't have.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library presents an exhibit in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes.
In the shocked aftermath of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, brave search and rescue dogs and their handlers from across the country were mobilized. For frantic days they sniffed for survivors. For numbing weeks, they searched for casualties.
"Check!" Kathy Doty commands, and R.I.P. is off in a blur of buff and black fur. The 20-month-old Belgian Malinois runs straight toward an agility ramp, his sensitive nose already on scent. He circles the wooden structure, sniffing continuously.
The Columbus Arts Council will host a book launch event at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., today from 4-7 p.m., for Ron Tew's latest novel, "The Conversion."
"You can't look at eyes as eyes and just draw them," mused Renée Sheridan in her soft, sing-song cadence. "You can't think, 'I know how eyes are -- they're oval and have a circle in the middle.' You look at eyes as light and dark. You're always looking at where the light is meeting the dark ... and you draw what you see."
CALEDONIA -- The eighth annual Caledonia Days festival is still a month and a half away, but plans are swiftly falling into place.
Blues festival fans are an intrepid bunch, used to putting up with muggy temperatures, dust or mud to get their live fix. But the annual Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival every Labor Day weekend in West Point offers a welcome break.
When Elizabeth Schaffenburg unlocks the doors of The Shops at Community Commons in West Point each morning, she knows the day is going to be about much more than selling an antique armoire or a gently-read copy of a New York Times best-seller.
The roadsters, hot rods, muscle cars and Model A's will all strut their stuff at the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam Saturday in Columbus.
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