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Emeritus professor's artwork accepted into Bi-State Art Competition

Posted 9/27/2014 in Community

Mississippi University for Women emeritus professor Thomas Nawrocki may be retired, but he has remained active entering his artwork into various competitions.

Rink Rash: Inside Columbus' Roller Derby Team

Posted 9/20/2014 in Community

They hide in plain sight while they practice. Inside an unused warehouse in East Columbus they skate around and around, two times a week, 365 days a year. They call it "The Bat Cave" to keep its location secret from the public. This is a pictorial of the Mississippi Brawl Stars, the roller derby team of Columbus.


Military brief: Cunningham graduates

Posted 9/20/2014 in Community



Military brief: Palmer graduates

Posted 9/20/2014 in Community


A Columbus school celebrates the half-century mark

Posted 9/13/2014 in Community

Meredith McClanahan Fraser remembers the dress in the 35-year-old photograph as though it were yesterday. It was the color of peaches, and an 11th-hour find. Fraser was flipping through a 1979 annual at Heritage Academy Wednesday, alongside her daughter, 1999 graduate Elizabeth Yates and 4-year-old grandson Bayn Yates, who attends junior-kindergarten.


Lowndes Relay for Life needs volunteers

Posted 9/13/2014 in Community

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking volunteers in Lowndes County -- walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, and community leaders -- to lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2015 event.



Military brief: Walker Graduates

Posted 9/13/2014 in Community



Military brief: Evans Graduates

Posted 9/13/2014 in Community



Military brief: Taylor Graduates

Posted 9/13/2014 in Community


Listen for it: This busy group takes the music to the people

Posted 9/6/2014 in Community

Ears close to the ground have detected a new cadence in the rhythms of Columbus this past year or so. It emanates from a re-energized group, the Trinity Singers from Trinity Place Retirement Community.

Wonders of W study abroad are topic of talk

Posted 9/6/2014 in Community

On Thursday, Sept. 11, the Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series will highlight the benefits of study abroad, with Erinn Holloway, interim director of the university's Study Abroad Programs.

Freezer Pleaser, block party part of Recovery Month celebration

Posted 9/6/2014 in Community

September is National Recovery Month. The observance educates the public to the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental or substance use disorder to live healthy, rewarding lives.

Get On Up: James Brown biopic puts locals inside the world of movies

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

Kayla Gilmore sat in the darkened Malco Theatre. Reflections from the big screen danced across her face, just as they had hundreds of times before. But this movie night was different. Kayla -- and her mother -- intently watched images move across the sprawling pearlescent landscape as the James Brown bio-drama "Get On Up" unfolded. And there it was. Kayla, in the movie.

Downtown Columbus preps for Thursday's Art Walk

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

The shops and streets of historic downtown Columbus will bloom with all manner of artistic expression during the second annual Art Walk Downtown Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Columbus Humane Society 'alumni' invited back for reunion

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

Canines and kitties who once called the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society home are being treated to a family reunion of sorts. On Saturday, Sept. 6, all pets adopted from the shelter are invited back with their humans for festivities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Sunday benefit concert brings awareness to suicide prevention

Posted 8/29/2014 in Community

Contact Helpline and the Mississippi Modern Homestead join Sunday to bring awareness to suicide prevention with a benefit concert at the Homestead center at 402 Lake Valley Road in Starkville.


Luciernagas: Learn languages and literacy with fireflies and tortillas? It works.

Posted 8/23/2014 in Community

"Hmm," mused 10-year-old Isabella Gutierrez, deep in thought. The silence stretched. The Annunciation Catholic School fourth-grader furrowed her brow, trying to decide what her favorite part of the Luciernagas reading program has been so far. "There's just so much stuff I like," she finally announced, "but I think it was when we made tortillas!"


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