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'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.

Poindexter Hall prepares for grand reopening

Posted 10/20/2012 in Community

After an extended period of renovation, a jewel on the Mississippi University for Women campus will soon be bustling again with student and community life and lilting strains of music.

 

'Easy Gardens' co-author offers green thumb advice in free program

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Every gardener dreams of an "easy" garden, especially in the hot, humid South, where coaxing perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs into their full glory is often a challenge.

 

 

Gary Bachman: Summer zinnias bring fall color

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Even though pansies, viola and dianthus are showing up in garden centers, don't be too quick to pull up your summer-flowering annuals. The recent Fall Flower and Garden Fest in Crystal Springs gave visitors a glimpse of what summer annuals can do for the fall landscape.

 

 

Hazard Lecture Series to focus on the American Civil War

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

The American Civil War takes centerstage at the Hazard Lectures Series on consecutive Mondays, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, in Columbus.

 

West Point writer sets debut novel in hometown

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Even while she was a practicing registered dietitian, Claire Spradling felt she had the makings of a novel. When the West Point resident made the transition from nutrition to fiction, she was finally able to devote the necessary time and literary blood, sweat and tears to bring the story to the page.

 

'Intersections of Gender and Place' features regional artists

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

"Intersections of Gender and Place," which features artwork by four Southern women artists, is open in the Eugenia Summer Gallery on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The community is invited to a reception Friday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

In new Golden Triangle collaborative, these nurses make house calls

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

For elderly, homebound or immobile patients, access to medical care can be challenging. A new, innovative service, founded by a Mississippi University for Women assistant professor of nursing, is bringing health care into the home.

 

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