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Baptist hosts breast cancer education luncheon Thursday

Posted 10/12/2011 in Community

There are a lot of misconceptions about breast cancer. Oncology Nurse Navigator Amanda Mordecai, of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, hears them every day. Thursday, she hopes to do a little myth-busting at the hospital's first breast cancer education luncheon, a free program which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the hospital's Patient Tower Education Rooms 4 and 5.

 

Blitz build: Habitat for Humanity and Fairview church team up to build house in nine days

Posted 10/8/2011 in Community

Night has fallen, and dew forms on sparse tufts of grass. It's a time when most residential construction sites have gone silent and still until sunrise. But not this one. The thump of nail guns and banter of a roofing crew break the rural dark. The hour draws closer to midnight, but volunteers work under powerful flood lights, committed to getting the job finished before calling it quits.

MUW raises breast cancer awareness through 'Pink for the Cure' events

Posted 10/8/2011 in Community

Members of Mississippi University for Women's campus community have come together to raise awareness about breast cancer through MUW Pink For The Cure.

 

Club notes

Posted 10/1/2011 in Community

Northwood Garden Club The first meeting of the new club year for Northwood Garden Club of Columbus was a salad luncheon held at the home of Lucy Phillips.

 

 

Holocaust survivor to share her experience

Posted 10/1/2011 in Community

At Mississippi State Monday, Oct. 10, Holocaust survivor Ann Jaffe will share personal experiences from one of the most tragic and significant events of the 20th century.

 

 

No slowing down Kathleen Hedgepeth and her iconic 'silver bullet'

Posted 9/25/2011 in Community

Hedgepeth now confidently drives the Suburban that pulls her 2005 34-foot, triple axle travel trailer. She often travels in caravan with other Airstreamers, who all stay in ready touch with each other by CB radio.

 

 

SAAC to showcase 'Elegance in the Arts'

Posted 9/25/2011 in Community

"Elegance in the Arts" will be the theme for the 2011 Starkville Area Arts Council gala, the organization's premier annual event.

 

 

Renowned journalist, author to conclude Table Talk series

Posted 9/25/2011 in Community

Curtis Wilkie, author of "The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Greatest Trial Lawyer," is the featured speaker at the Sept. 28 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk series.

 

 

Saturday Profile: Tina Sweeten settles into her new role as Columbus Arts Council director

Posted 9/23/2011 in Community

Tina Sweeten will tell you she's not an artist, but don't let that fool you. The newly appointed head of the Columbus Arts Council may not wield a brush or palette, but she has surrounded her life with color, from the places she has visited to the people, passions and pets that populate her world.

 

 

International Series to focus on world religions

Posted 9/17/2011 in Community

Focusing on world religions and interfaith dialogue, the 2011-2012 International Series at Mississippi University for Women will include presentations on specific religions, films about religious conflict and cooperation, and an interfaith dialogue between local religious leaders.

 

 

Lowndes public libraries receive Libri Foundation grant

Posted 9/17/2011 in Community

The Artesia Public Library, Caledonia Public Library and Crawford Public Library, all branches of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System, recently received more than 80 books each from the Libri Foundation.

 

The eyes have it: Some find life-altering results in vision therapy

Posted 9/17/2011 in Community

On Wednesday, 10-year-old Matt Morel of Caledonia came home from school with a social studies assignment and 10 or so questions to answer about Christopher Columbus. The everyday task might seem ho-hum in most households, but that the fifth-grader could tackle it on his own is cause for joy as far as his parents, Melanie and Keith, are concerned. A year ago, he couldn't have.

 

'Columbus Native, American Master' on exhibit at library

Posted 9/11/2011 in Community

For the fifth consecutive year, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library presents an exhibit in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes.

 

 

The dogs of 9/11

Posted 9/11/2011 in Community

In the shocked aftermath of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, brave search and rescue dogs and their handlers from across the country were mobilized. For frantic days they sniffed for survivors. For numbing weeks, they searched for casualties.

 

Canine heroes: Intelligent, courageous, all heart -- search and rescue dogs have what it takes

Posted 9/11/2011 in Community

"Check!" Kathy Doty commands, and R.I.P. is off in a blur of buff and black fur. The 20-month-old Belgian Malinois runs straight toward an agility ramp, his sensitive nose already on scent. He circles the wooden structure, sniffing continuously.

 

CAC hosts Ron Tew book launch today

Posted 9/9/2011 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council will host a book launch event at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., today from 4-7 p.m., for Ron Tew's latest novel, "The Conversion."

 

Life on canvas: From portraits to possums, Columbus artist is inspired by it all

Posted 9/3/2011 in Community

"You can't look at eyes as eyes and just draw them," mused Renée Sheridan in her soft, sing-song cadence. "You can't think, 'I know how eyes are -- they're oval and have a circle in the middle.' You look at eyes as light and dark. You're always looking at where the light is meeting the dark ... and you draw what you see."

 

Town plans for Caledonia Days

Posted 8/31/2011 in Community

CALEDONIA -- The eighth annual Caledonia Days festival is still a month and a half away, but plans are swiftly falling into place.

 

 

Howlin' Wolf Blues Fest to host multiple award-winners

Posted 8/27/2011 in Community

Blues festival fans are an intrepid bunch, used to putting up with muggy temperatures, dust or mud to get their live fix. But the annual Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival every Labor Day weekend in West Point offers a welcome break.

 

Community Counseling's new shops in West Point: Retail with real purpose

Posted 8/27/2011 in Community

When Elizabeth Schaffenburg unlocks the doors of The Shops at Community Commons in West Point each morning, she knows the day is going to be about much more than selling an antique armoire or a gently-read copy of a New York Times best-seller.

 

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