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School news: Fairview Elementary Aerospace and Science Magnet School, First Nine Weeks

Posted 11/14/2015 in Community


No-Shave November: This is the hairiest month of the year -- for a cause

Posted 11/8/2015 in Community

We've seen them, the scruffy-faced gents who seem to have lost their razors lately. One week into the 11th month of the year, their bristly stubble is beginning to show.

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week is just ahead

Posted 11/8/2015 in Community

Long tables set up at Columbus' First Baptist Church Wednesday evening were loaded with notebooks, pom poms, hair clips, toothbrushes, small stuffed animals, crayons and combs.


Starkville JA creates endowment for T.K. Martin Center

Posted 11/8/2015 in Community

The Junior Auxiliary of Starkville is establishing a $25,000 endowed fund to support Mississippi State's T. K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability.


Kid power: This preteen discovered cooking is cool -- so is being on national TV

Posted 11/1/2015 in Community

It's a late Monday afternoon, and Mark Coblentz is hungry. Sporting his lucky cap, the seventh-grader moves between refrigerator and kitchen cabinet with the sliding glide preteens tend to perfect.


Well-known coach is recognized by JA of Columbus

Posted 11/1/2015 in Community

When Junior Auxiliary of Columbus decided to select someone in the community as its Stand Beside Her Week honoree, the chapter did not have to look far for a worthy recipient.



School news: Hicks receives scholarship

Posted 11/1/2015 in Community



School news: Fairview Elementary Aerospace and Science Magnet School

Posted 11/1/2015 in Community


Battle of the Bulge veterans continue service with scholarships

Posted 10/25/2015 in Community

Six Mississippi students will have $1,000 in help with college expenses after receiving a newly minted scholarship.

DAR chapter reaches out to WWI vets' descendants

Posted 10/25/2015 in Community

The Bernard Romans DAR chapter in Columbus is reaching out to descendants of World War I Lowndes County soldiers whose names appear on two plaques previously displayed at Magnolia Bowl in Columbus.


MSU campus inaugurates tree trail

Posted 10/25/2015 in Community

As part of the 2015 National NeighborWoods® Month observation, Mississippi State is establishing a Campus Tree Trail to help showcase its vast campus landscaping efforts.



School news: Golden Triangle Early College High School

Posted 10/25/2015 in Community



School news: Annunciation Catholic School

Posted 10/25/2015 in Community



Sorority seeks donations of wigs, scarves for cancer patients

Posted 10/17/2015 in Community

The Amicae Auxiliary of Columbus, of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, is asking the Lowndes community to assist with a drive to gather head scarves and wigs for cancer survivors.



MSU program seeks to explain Syrian conflict, help child refugees

Posted 10/17/2015 in Community

Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures graduate students at Mississippi State University are working to fix real-world problems.


Local literacy program embraces new name

Posted 10/17/2015 in Community

One of Lowndes County's ardent proponents of early childhood literacy has a new name: First Book in Columbus is now My Book.

Marketing students go behind scenes at sports venues

Posted 10/17/2015 in Community

Students from East Mississippi Community College's Business and Marketing Technology program took what their instructor, Dr. Joshua Carroll, calls an "epic trip" a few weeks ago.

Aggravation on the roadways? Don't take it personally

Posted 10/10/2015 in Community

You know the feeling. It's rush hour and you're sitting in the parking lot that the main highway in town has become, or waiting at the world's longest red light. There are cars everywhere.

All heart: Good examples come in all sizes

Posted 10/3/2015 in Community

Every little girl about to turn 8 years old wants presents for her birthday, right? Well, not necessarily.


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