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Southside neighborhood could be added to Columbus historic district

Posted 6/7/2011 in Community

A walk through the Southside neighborhood in Columbus yields an architectural mélange, from massive antebellum mansions to quaint Victorian houses to World War II-era bungalows. Together, they may soon become the city's first residential historic district registered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

North Columbus business owner fashions concrete headstones

Posted 6/6/2011 in Community

Gregory Gates makes people into angels ... literally. The owner of Gifts for All in north Columbus, a "whotnots" shop near Columbus Air Force Base, makes concrete sculptures for burial markers including headstones, babies, hearts, teddy bears, benches and of course, angels.

Scout's honor: Boy Scouts offer many opportunities and activities while building future leaders

Posted 6/4/2011 in Community

They are CEOs, astronauts, politicians and engineers. They are neighbors, husbands, fathers and sons. Neil Armstrong was one. So was Gerald Ford, Donald Rumsfeld, Sam Walton, Steven Spielberg and Paul Theroux. Ordinary men living extraordinary lives. Extraordinary character forged in ordinary ways.

Gol chini: 'Fragile flowers' from Iran take root in Mississippi

Posted 6/3/2011 in Community

When Tamineh Borazjani came to America 11 years ago, she knew little English and was unfamiliar with Western customs. But the new bride of Mississippi State University Forest Products Professor Hamid Borazjani brought with her an inherent gift that translates readily in any country -- an artist's vision.

Williams' 100th birthday materials archived at library

Posted 6/3/2011 in Community

Staff members of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library have received archival documents from the Tennessee Williams Tribute Committee for preservation of artifacts connected with the Columbus-Lowndes County celebration of the 100th birthday of Columbus native and America's great playwright and poet, Thomas Lanier "Tennessee " Williams.

 

Educators' workshop sets stage for Smithsonian exhibit

Posted 6/3/2011 in Community

Area teachers are in for hands-on enjoyment with a free June 18 workshop paving the way for "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music." The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, to be hosted Oct. 28-Dec. 10 by the Columbus Arts Council (CAC) at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, will encompass an array of entertaining and educational events throughout the fall.

 

Ecolab grants nearly $30,000 to local schools

Posted 6/3/2011 in Community

Ecolab/Microtek Medical granted $29,991 to Lowndes County School District and Columbus Municipal School District teachers who applied for the Vision for Learning Award for projects and materials to further the education of their students.

 

CONTACT Helpline needs you

Posted 5/27/2011 in Community

CONTACT, a United Way agency, is calling all ministers, advisers, counselors, emergency workers, mental health workers, teachers and others to participate. Executive Director Lindy Thomason also encourages stay-at-home moms, business professionals, even college students, to consider the training course.

 

A grant and green thumbs turn scrub dirt into a living classroom

Posted 5/27/2011 in Community

Waylon Kelly walks among the butterfly bushes (buddleja davidii, to the purist) intrigued by lance-like clusters of tiny purple flowers in the new butterfly and reading garden at his elementary school.

 

Lowndes RSVP and Y team up for Health and Fitness Day

Posted 5/20/2011 in Community

On Wednesday, May 25, Lowndes County seniors will join an estimated 100,000 seniors across the nation to help promote active, healthy lifestyle through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care as part of National Senior Health & Fitness Day®. As an official host site, the Y and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Lowndes County will hold activities at the Columbus Riverwalk.

 

A pure equation: Math teacher shows his students that goals plus passion equals dreams realized

Posted 5/20/2011 in Community

There came a moment in one of Johnathan DuFour's math classes one day that every teacher experiences. That moment, when each wonders if anyone cares.

 

Young artists featured in Kappa Pi High School Invitational

Posted 5/20/2011 in Community

Forty-eight artists from eight area high schools are featured in the second annual Kappa Pi High School Invitational, sponsored by Mississippi University for Women's chapter of Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity.

 

 

Bean receives Faculty Excellence Award

Posted 5/20/2011 in Community

Dr. Mark Bean, chair of the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women, has been honored with the 2011 Kossen Faculty Excellence Award.

 

Art in the garden: Visual and performing blend arts in upcoming garden tours

Posted 5/14/2011 in Community

It's just possible that Bill Poe is happiest these days sitting on his "observation deck," looking out over his own slice of Serengeti paradise. At a nearby watering hole, elephants play, their rippling melody refreshing as the sun sets on a long, hot day.

New director takes helm at Columbus Arts Council

Posted 5/10/2011 in Community

Tina Sweeten has hit the ground running. The new executive director of the Columbus Arts Council is immersing herself in the operations of the nonprofit agency that brings visual and performing arts, concerts, classes and exhibits to the Friendly City and surrounding areas.

 

SAAC jewelry workshop is May 14

Posted 5/6/2011 in Community

If you've always wanted to learn how to create bead jewelry, the Starkville Area Arts Council offers a workshop Saturday, May 14, part of a series being taught by the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society of Tupelo. Reservations are requested by May 11.

 

Like mother, like daughter: Dance has sealed a special bond mother and daughter duo

Posted 5/6/2011 in Community

A staccato chorus of tap, tap tapping reverberates from the wooden floor of the dance studio. Up to the high ceiling it swirls and back down, flooding the bright space with percussive sound.

 

Art, culture, rhythm and blues: CAC announces summer camps

Posted 5/6/2011 in Community

Kids ages 5 to 13 can revel in three summer camp sessions announced by the Columbus Arts Council for the month of June. Each week has a unique theme and class schedule designed to spur creativity in a fun, stimulating environment.

 

Metal menagerie: Market Street Festival vendor, others helping out Camp Rising Sun

Posted 5/2/2011 in Community

With goats, pigs, donkeys and chickens, Paula Sudduth has a virtual farmyard to oversee, especially around festival time. Luckily, these particular critters are low maintenance and live in an East Columbus warehouse when not on the road.

History is uncapped as Soroptimist opens time capsule

Posted 5/2/2011 in Community

Twenty-five years ago, members of Soroptimist International of Columbus watched as a white capsule, tightly sealed, was buried next to a building that represented almost three years' intense commitment in faith, heart, soul -- and approximately $150,000 in fundraising.

 

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