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Hooked!: Mary Betts Williams' wonderful Kingdom of Stuff

Posted 11/17/2012 in Community

"Most of us are living in the Kingdom of Stuff. Well, this is my stuff," Mary Betts Williams smiled, opening wide the door of her home in east Lowndes County. Once inside, the visitor soon understands. Mary Betts Williams has been a busy woman.

Stories abound in Ward's 'Columbus Chronicles'

Posted 11/17/2012 in Community

Did Andrew Jackson really march down Military Road? What's the oldest surviving house? What Columbus family provided Eudora Welty her favorite mint julep recipe? For almost three years, answers to such curious queries about Columbus' past have come from Rufus Ward, in his "Ask Rufus" column in The Dispatch.

'Hands Across Columbus' seeks volunteers, support for holiday ministry

Posted 11/17/2012 in Community

Liz and Brett Robinson of Columbus know that, for some, the holidays are short on joy. It's one of the reasons they founded "Hands Across Columbus" five years ago.

Storytellers prepare to weave magic at first Possum Town Tales

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

"Stories live in your blood and bones, follow the seasons and light candles on the darkest night ... " Patti Davis

 

Community Calendar for the week of November 11, 2012

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

 

 

Out and about for the week of November 11, 2012

Posted 11/10/2012 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.

 

 

Club Notes: Northaven Woods Garden Club

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

Members of the Northaven Woods Garden Club met Sept. 18 in the home of Valeria Speck for the first meeting of the new club year. Betty Swanzy was co-hostess.

 

 

'Tis the season: Community invited to decorate library

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites businesses, organizations and individuals to participate in its 2012 Festival of Trees.

 

 

Mississippi Governor's School accepting applications for 2013 session

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

The Mississippi Governor's School (MGS) is accepting applications for the 2013 session from current 10th and 11th grade students enrolled in accredited Mississippi high schools.

 

 

Military notes: Clay graduates

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

 

 

Births: Nicholas Ray Edwards

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

 

Area photographers come together to 'pay it forward'

Posted 11/10/2012 in Community

A family photo is a cherished heirloom, a gift that can be passed from generation to generation. But not all families enjoy the luxury of booking a session for professional photos. Six area photographers have set out to do something about that this Christmas season. They are banding together to "pay it forward."

In search of home: Sally Kate Winters Family Services reaches out to runaway and homeless youth

Posted 11/3/2012 in Community

Her peers fire texts back and forth, consumed with making plans for the weekend. But "Brenda" has something more significant to think about. She wonders where she will lay her head next week.

 

Market Street Festival and Sounds of Summer take Top 20 honors

Posted 11/3/2012 in Community

The Southeast Tourism Society has once again named Columbus' Market Street Festival and Sounds of Summer as Top 20 Events in the Southeast, Main Street Columbus announced Thursday.

 

 

Songwriters invited to enter competition

Posted 11/3/2012 in Community

All professional and amateur songwriters are invited to enter the Cotton District Arts Festival Songwriter's Competition sponsored by McReynolds' Orthodontics.

 

Decorative Arts Forum and Antiques Show celebrates Columbus' ties to Ol' Man River, plus a grand reopening

Posted 10/27/2012 in Community

There was a time, in Columbus' more distant past, when the cannon boom or shrill whistle of an approaching riverboat ignited an excited flurry of activity.

 

Here comes Santa Claus, and he's going green

Posted 10/27/2012 in Community

Plans are underway for the Columbus Christmas parade and its theme of "Going Green -- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle."

 

 

Halloween snacks can threaten dietary limits

Posted 10/27/2012 in Community

For children with food allergies and sensitivities, Halloween dangers can be lurking in their candy sacks, not just in their imaginations.

 

 

Military notes: Hairston graduates

Posted 10/27/2012 in Community

 

On the campaign trail: United Way asks Lowndes County to take a survey, open pockets and strengthen community

Posted 10/20/2012 in Community

When it comes to campaigns, barnstorming presidential candidates don't have the only game in town.

 

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