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Mississippi Hills announces $150,000 available in community grants

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

The application period for the Mississippi Hills Community Grant Program begins on Jan. 3 and ends on Feb 28.

 

Resolved: Get more zzzz's

Posted 12/30/2017 in Community

Michael knows he can do better. The up-and-coming staffer at a local manufacturing firm has an eye on making the management team before long. He's felt flat lately, though -- physically and mentally -- and he thinks he knows why.

Columbus library digitizes scrapbook, offering glimpse of area life

Posted 12/30/2017 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library's Local History Department (LHD) has processed and digitized the Wylie Coleman Banks Scrapbook covering life in and around Lowndes County from 1911 to 1913.

MSU architecture majors make Oktoc Community Club more accessible

Posted 12/30/2017 in Community

Efforts by nearly 20 Mississippi State architecture majors are making the Magnolia State's oldest community club more accessible.

Famous Maroon Band seeks gifts for new practice field at MSU

Posted 12/30/2017 in Community

The Famous Maroon Band at Mississippi State University is seeking $600,000 in private gifts toward a new synthetic turf field that will enable practice sessions during extreme weather.

CHS singers are making a joyful noise

Posted 12/23/2017 in Community

As the final note of "Carol of the Bells" faded, those listening at Leadership Plaza in downtown Columbus Wednesday morning showed their appreciation with applause.

Photos: Keeping Christmas

Posted 12/23/2017 in Community

Tonight there may not be a creature stirring, but in the days leading up to Christmas, the young and young-at-heart have been active. Excitement has filled the air at parades, tree lightings and special events that lit up smiles and often touched the heart. Enjoy these few moments of the season captured by camera. And don't forget to put out a little something for the reindeer.

Belle Fleur Garden Club goes retro, celebrates 50th anniversary

Posted 12/23/2017 in Community

While not everyone may find turning 50 so much fun, Belle Fleur Garden Club is making the most of it.

MSMS student wins contest in international competition

Posted 12/23/2017 in Community

A Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science student is a contest winner in an international competition among high school students of Russian.

St. Paul's group gives back to community

Posted 12/23/2017 in Community

On Wednesday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church's Junior Daughters of the King members delivered on multiple service projects they took on this Christmas season.

A kind undertaking: Grassroots effort returns dignity to a neglected cemetery

Posted 12/16/2017 in Community

Crumbling brick pillars at Greenlawn Memorial Park cemetery in east Columbus show the wear and tear of time. The tangle of brush that covered them not long ago, however, is gone.

MSMS students seek input on Mississippi Fallen Heroes of WWII

Posted 12/16/2017 in Community

Jesse Lynn Dodson, William (Willa) Jones, Thomas Ferguson Critz, Lee R. Jerry. These four men born in the Golden Triangle are among the estimated 4,187 Mississippians who lost their lives in World War II. Many of their stories are unknown.

My Book sends children home with early Christmas present

Posted 12/16/2017 in Community

Excited first-graders filed into the auditorium at Fairview Elementary School in Columbus Tuesday morning to receive an early Christmas gift.

 

The 'holiday blues' are real, but can be overcome

Posted 12/16/2017 in Community

Christmas and other holidays are right around the corner, and for many people, it's the most wonderful time of the year.

 

 

School news: McCoy, McCrath in UM honor society

Posted 12/16/2017 in Community

 

 

School news: Phi Kappa Phi inductees

Posted 12/16/2017 in Community

 

School news: EMCC Launch Pad

Posted 12/16/2017 in Community

Thirty Adult Basic Education students in East Mississippi Community College's Launch Pad program received high school equivalency diplomas Dec. 7 in a graduation ceremony on the Golden Triangle campus.

South Korean consul general visits EMCC, presents vets with medal

Posted 12/16/2017 in Community

Fourteen Mississippi veterans who supported U.S. efforts during the Korean War were presented with the Ambassador for Peace Medal by Republic of Korea Consul General Hyung Gil Kim during a ceremony Dec. 11 at East Mississippi Community College.

A Dispatch Special Report: Two Columbus families look at where we've been, and hope to go

Posted 12/9/2017 in Community

Chloe Adams is considering her options. As of this week, she hopes to grow up to be a teacher and professional chef. Oh, and a doctor. "And I want to work at Walmart, too!" she giggled.

Identity thieves target children's information

Posted 12/9/2017 in Community

Identity theft takes many forms, but theft of a child's identity is one of the most difficult frauds to detect and can go unnoticed for years.

 

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