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On the campaign trail: United Way asks Lowndes County to take a survey, open pockets and strengthen community

Posted 10/20/2012 in Community

When it comes to campaigns, barnstorming presidential candidates don't have the only game in town.

Poindexter Hall prepares for grand reopening

Posted 10/20/2012 in Community

After an extended period of renovation, a jewel on the Mississippi University for Women campus will soon be bustling again with student and community life and lilting strains of music.


'Easy Gardens' co-author offers green thumb advice in free program

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Every gardener dreams of an "easy" garden, especially in the hot, humid South, where coaxing perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs into their full glory is often a challenge.



Gary Bachman: Summer zinnias bring fall color

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Even though pansies, viola and dianthus are showing up in garden centers, don't be too quick to pull up your summer-flowering annuals. The recent Fall Flower and Garden Fest in Crystal Springs gave visitors a glimpse of what summer annuals can do for the fall landscape.



Hazard Lecture Series to focus on the American Civil War

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

The American Civil War takes centerstage at the Hazard Lectures Series on consecutive Mondays, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, in Columbus.


West Point writer sets debut novel in hometown

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Even while she was a practicing registered dietitian, Claire Spradling felt she had the makings of a novel. When the West Point resident made the transition from nutrition to fiction, she was finally able to devote the necessary time and literary blood, sweat and tears to bring the story to the page.


'Intersections of Gender and Place' features regional artists

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

"Intersections of Gender and Place," which features artwork by four Southern women artists, is open in the Eugenia Summer Gallery on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The community is invited to a reception Friday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


In new Golden Triangle collaborative, these nurses make house calls

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

For elderly, homebound or immobile patients, access to medical care can be challenging. A new, innovative service, founded by a Mississippi University for Women assistant professor of nursing, is bringing health care into the home.


Still time to enter Starkville JA Chilifest

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Starkville invites cooks to enter their best chili in the first annual Chilifest in downtown Starkville Oct. 19.


A Canadian in Columbus shares an Inuit tradition

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Ross Whitwam can't resist a pile of rubble. With stones, bits of brick and chunks of concrete, the Mississippi University for Women biology professor proves that one man's debris is another man's medium.


Beating breast cancer? There's an app for that!

Posted 10/6/2012 in Community

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if the men in the National Football League can wear pink, surely the rest of us can use technology to prevent, diagnose and beat breast cancer. Research shows that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and early detection is important.



Basketball tournament to raise money for breast cancer

Posted 10/6/2012 in Community

The Young Black Leadership Association in conjunction with Campus Recreation at Mississippi University for Women will host Ballin' for the Cure, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit breast cancer research.



Symposium offers 'escape to the garden'

Posted 10/6/2012 in Community

Landscape and garden enthusiasts can get help planning for next spring from nationally acclaimed designers at a Mississippi State University landscape design event.



MTA to offer theater workshop Oct. 5-6

Posted 10/2/2012 in Community

The Mississippi Theatre Association (MTA) will sponsor a one and a half day workshop and professional development opportunity for teachers, community theater leaders and volunteers on Oct. 5-6 in Columbus at Mississippi University for Women.


CAC's 'Collaboration' blends nature's gifts, canvas

Posted 9/29/2012 in Community

The natural world and the painted canvas meet when Ralph Null and Debbie Jenkins, both of Columbus, are featured artists in "Collaboration," the Columbus Arts Council's October gallery exhibit in the Rosenzweig Arts Center.

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.


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