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School news: ACS Honors

Posted 10/27/2018 in Community

 

Loving Emma Rose: On the path to full potential

Posted 10/20/2018 in Community

A child's trip down a schoolyard slide doesn't rank as a milestone for every parent, but for mom Melissa Rushing, it was a "Mount Everest" moment. On Oct. 8, her daughter, 5 1/2-year-old Emma Rose, independently went down a slide, after four years of coaxing.

4-H'ers receive congressional awards in Jackson

Posted 10/20/2018 in Community

Two Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H members in Lowndes County were recognized during the annual Mississippi Congressional Award Ceremony Oct. 14 in Jackson.

EMCC awarded grant to help at-risk women stay in school

Posted 10/20/2018 in Community

East Mississippi Community College has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Women's Foundation of Mississippi to launch the P2P, or Plan2Postpone, campaign to educate students about methods to avoid unplanned pregnancies and to provide resources to expectant mothers and those with children.

 

School news: Cain in honor society

Posted 10/20/2018 in Community

 

 

School news: CHS Honors

Posted 10/20/2018 in Community

 

You're not alone: Cancer support groups want to make a difference

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

Marie Mason is a veteran of the wars. Not the kind that require tactical gear and camo, but combat just the same. "This is my second time around with breast cancer. I'm a metastatic breast cancer survivor," the 67-year-old from Starkville said on a Thursday afternoon in October.

 

Veterans Day parade set in Starkville for Nov. 10

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

"Honoring Our Veterans" is the theme of a Veterans Day parade set to take place in Starkville Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.

 

 

Sunday Funday provides economic boost, as well as fun

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

As the last Sunday Funday of the season approaches, Starkville's monthly mini arts fest has released figures showing that even a six-hour event once each month can provide a boost to area artists and musicians, and contribute to sales tax coffers.

 

 

Citywide Tailgate returns to Starkville Nov. 2

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

United Way of North Central Mississippi will present its annual Citywide Tailgate Friday, Nov. 2 in Starkville. This friendly competition has participants vying for the title of Best Citywide Tailgater.

 

Laugh it up: Lab Rats 'think less, talk more' in a place where there are no dumb ideas

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

It's a Wednesday night, something after 9 p.m., and the Lab Rats have reported for practice in Mississippi State's Allen Hall. It's a twice-weekly appointment they keep, one that hones their improv comedy chops for the monthly shows they put on for the public. Making an audience laugh isn't a matter of luck or chance -- it takes some skills.

October heralds My Book's drive to boost Lowndes' literacy

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

Local mailboxes will soon contain a letter My Book of Lowndes County volunteers hope recipients will not ignore. So do many children throughout the county, whether they know it or not.

 

Mississippi awarded $20 million to establish new center

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

A $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will spur creative discovery and economic opportunities through Mississippi's research universities.

 

 

School news: Reeves receives scholarship

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

 

 

United Way NCM 'United We Feed' hopes to fill food pantries

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

United Way leaders have launched a major food drive to help restock area food pantries and feed hungry families across a four-county area that includes Oktibbeha, Choctaw, Webster and Winston Counties.

 

Starkville church helps stock schools' Clothes Closets

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

Starkville's Second Baptist Church's parish of approximately 300 members recently donated more than 150 uniform items to the Starkville Oktibbeha County School District (SOCSD) Clothes Closets.

Treasured threads: A locally historic 'magic carpet' gets a new home and welcome party

Posted 9/29/2018 in Community

A "magic carpet" that once helped children take flights of imagination is about to be in the spotlight again.

Home again: painter returns to roots, inspiration in Columbus

Posted 9/29/2018 in Community

Virginia Branch has come home again. Her art has been inspired by it.

 

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