In Monday's dark, pre-dawn hours, a U-Haul truck and a car occupied by four early risers pulled out of The Friendly City on a mission. The volunteers bound for Collinsville, Ill., very near St. Louis, returned after midnight with a cargo they considered precious -- a collection of furniture from the estate of Edwina Dakin Williams, Tennessee Williams' mother.
Those interested in learning to help people in their community cope with tough financial situations and become wise consumers should plan on attending a Mississippi State University videoconference April 15.
"Otaku" is a term to describe those obsessed with anime, the Japanese animation art form. Tracey Seals would probably be the first to admit she falls squarely under the heading.
Many Mississippians love exploring their family's past, and an upcoming statewide interactive video conference will bring experts on genealogical topics to county Extension offices.
More than a dozen awards were presented recently at the Mississippi Collegiate Art Exhibition held at Mississippi University for Women.
Plans are well underway for Grilling on the River 2011. The Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned competition and food fair set for April 8-9 at the Columbus Riverwalk has been proclaimed by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour as the State of Mississippi Barbeque Championship.
Ask Kay Langford about the funniest thing that's happened to her in the almost 45 years she's worked for the Columbus library system and she won't miss a beat.
Surrounded by an extravagant array of flowers, hearts and desserts the Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum celebrated its first ever Valentine's Day Party Feb. 14. Party-goers were captivated by a dazzling assortment of cakes, fruits, chocolates, cookies and much more, all while enjoying time with their friends and loved ones.
Two centuries after Abraham Lincoln's birth in 1809, he is one of the most revered figures in our nation's history. Lincoln's life, accomplishments, and legacy are the subject of a new traveling panel exhibition opening March 7 at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. "Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times" explores how Lincoln transcended his age and left a constitutional legacy for all Americans.
On a March Sunday one remarkable century ago, in a small Columbus hospital -- not far from where the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center and Museum oversees the west end of Main Street today -- a baby boy came into the world without any of the fanfare that will attend the 100th anniversary of his birth.
In the volunteer lounge at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, a huge simulated check hangs on the wall, filled out in the amount of $463,869.52. No, it's not a windfall from Publisher's Clearing House.
Mississippi University for Women's Office of Career Services will host its annual dining etiquette event Feb. 23-24. This year's theme is Dining at Its Finest.
Mississippi University for Women's Office of Continuing Education will offer 20 courses as part of its community Life Enrichment Program.
The Operation Christmas Child Columbus Collection Center received a record 18,662 packed shoeboxes and plastic containers for the Samaritan's Purse project during the 2010 year-end drive, reported OCC area coordinator Nelda Brown. This marks a four percent increase from 2009.
Starkville High School thespians are calling on family, friends, and contributors for support in their bid to win a national trophy. The theater department must finance a trip for 33 cast and crew to the Southeastern Theater Conference national competition in Atlanta March 2-6.
So many of our holidays have fallen victim to the political correctness police, but one holiday continues to warm the heart while Ole Man Winter insists on dumping snow, ice and rain on the country.
The Columbus Arts Council Board of Directors has named Elizabeth Johnson as interim executive director of the nonprofit organization.
It's often the second resolution -- the one right after "lose weight" at the beginning of a new year. The promise to get organized, to reclaim jurisdiction of our space, to restore a sense of harmony to our habitat.
For a second consecutive year, the Mississippi State University Alumni Association is announcing the highest membership in its history, with a record 39,418 active members as of Dec. 31.
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