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Military notes: Deavens graduates

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Air Force Airman Jasmine C. Deavens graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

 

School news: Butler graduates

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Meagan R. Butler recently graduated from the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Ala., where she earned a master's degree in counseling psychology.

School news: Griffin graduates

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Chrishuna Harris Griffin, formerly of West Point, recently graduated from Nova Southeastern University, where she earned a doctorate of education degree.

The Good life: New Homestead Center gets back to basics, with a modern twist

Posted 12/8/2012 in Community

Even two generations ago, most Mississippians knew how to grow a garden, sew, and fix things around the home and farm. Somewhere along the way, though, society bought into a fast-food, gadget-cluttered world that gradually eroded much of that independent self-sufficiency.

Kiwanis Club donates records to Columbus library

Posted 12/8/2012 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library announces the donation of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus materials to the Local History Department.

MSU floral design expert pens textbook

Posted 12/8/2012 in Community

Plants can increase a person's productivity, and a Mississippi State University floral design expert is smiling about his new textbook on using plants in interior spaces.

Perseverance pays off for single mom seeking education

Posted 12/8/2012 in Community

The decision to go back to school is only half the battle.

 

Candlelighting service open to families who have lost children

Posted 12/1/2012 in Community

The Compassionate Friends of the Golden Triangle invite families who have lost a child or grandchild to an area-wide candlelighting service of remembrance Sunday, Dec. 9, at West Point's First Presbyterian Church.

 

Donations needed for puppy transport

Posted 12/1/2012 in Community

This month, some kids have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, and others dream of finding a new furry, four-legged family member under the tree.

Flower power: A holiday houseplant provides 2,700 life lessons for young green thumbs

Posted 11/24/2012 in Community

At 5:30 a.m. on cold, dark November mornings, most teenagers are still snug in their beds, with visions of school tests or holidays ahead. But at the greenhouses of Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, something is stirring, and it's not the Christmas mice.

 

Attention shoppers: check refund policies

Posted 11/24/2012 in Community

Not all stores have consumer-friendly return policies, so be a savvy shopper this holiday season and read the fine print when purchasing gifts.

 

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.

 

 

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