Even as Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity made final plans for National Women Build Week May 3-11, tornadic weather in Lowndes County was orchestrating a revision. Each spring, the nonprofit Habitat agency and Lowe's invite women to volunteer to work on a Habitat home for a local family. This year, the format will be just a bit different.
Shaoshin Candy Feng of Starkville is a traveler, one who journals her explorations with a Nikon 40D camera. England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland and the Czech Republic are a few of the destinations recorded in her passport.
The privately-funded Christian Community in Prayer committee invites citizens of Columbus and surrounding areas to join together in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse at 505 Second Ave. N. The prayer focus is "One voice united in prayer."
What's better than a yard sale? Six of them, all hosted by Community Counseling Services facilities Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To celebrate 100 years of the Extension Service in Mississippi, the Lowndes County Extension office hosts an Open House with cake, punch and beverages Thursday, May 8 from 2-5 p.m. at the Lowndes County Extension Office, 318 Seventh St . N. in Columbus.
For Carol Summerall, it's personal. And for Jean Bailey, Herod Granderson and Laura Brownlee. In fact, for the great majority of Relay for Life team members, the fight against cancer is personal.
"Columbus, Where Ideas Take Flight"is the theme for the 85th Annual Convention of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi to be held in Columbus April 22-24.
When nominations opened for the 2014 Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence -- or GIVE -- Awards earlier this year, Leslie Peel, director of the United Way Volunteer Columbus, was eager to seek recognition for some of the many "doers" in Lowndes County.