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Discover your roots: Library offers genealogy workshops

Posted 9/29/2012 in Community

In honor of Family History Month this October, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites the public to "Discover Your Roots."

'The Audition Tapes': A friend remembers Black Prairie blues legend Big Joe Williams with original recordings

Posted 9/22/2012 in Community

"There's a funny story about that ... " Blewett Thomas said more than once during a recent afternoon of reminiscing about his old friend, Big Joe Williams. There would be. Stories, that is. Gleaned from 1975, when a younger Blewett drove from Columbus to Crawford to seek out one of the few living purveyors of old country and delta blues, to 1982, when Williams died.

 

Columbus Y to host health fair Wednesday

Posted 9/22/2012 in Community

The Downtown Branch of the Frank P. Phillips YMCA will host a community Health Fair Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its facility at 602 Second Avenue N.

 

 

Local DAR chapters urge observance of Constitution Week

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

The words are familiar. "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union ... "

 

Oktibbeha Heritage Museum to hold Scanning Day

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

In an effort to help citizens preserve historically significant documents and photos, the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum is partnering with Mississippi State University to hold a Scanning Day Thursday, Sept. 20, at the museum.

 

Library grant will bring 'Civil War 150' programs

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library has received a grant to host programs and speakers in 2013 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

 

 

Military notes: Yeates graduates

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

 

 

Military notes: Henderson graduates

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

 

 

Birth: Liam David Both

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

 

 

Birth: Emileigh Grace Bartley

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

 

 

Vet School sponsors art contest for children

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

Lights, camera, action! The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is inviting children to submit artwork that showcases animals on the "silver screen."

 

The neighbors across the street: Students, nursing home residents make friends

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

To most, it will look like a simple doorknob decoration. But to a group of wide-eyed kindergarten students and their brand new acquaintances, it's the start of something sweet.

Humanities Series opens with Constitution Day observance

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

The 2012-2013 Mississippi State Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series opens with a Constitution Day event Monday.

As new coordinator, Peel re-energizes Volunteer Center outreach

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

Leslie Thomas Peel has only been on the job about seven weeks, but the new coordinator of the United Way Community Volunteer Center in Lowndes County is already playing matchmaker.

 

Birth announcment

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

 

Diverse MUW faculty exhibit spans artistic spectrum

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

The 2012 Faculty Exhibition at Mississippi University for Women opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Eugenia Summer Gallery in the Art and Design Building on campus.

 

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