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Freezer Pleaser, block party part of Recovery Month celebration

Posted 9/6/2014 in Community

September is National Recovery Month. The observance educates the public to the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental or substance use disorder to live healthy, rewarding lives.

Get On Up: James Brown biopic puts locals inside the world of movies

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

Kayla Gilmore sat in the darkened Malco Theatre. Reflections from the big screen danced across her face, just as they had hundreds of times before. But this movie night was different. Kayla -- and her mother -- intently watched images move across the sprawling pearlescent landscape as the James Brown bio-drama "Get On Up" unfolded. And there it was. Kayla, in the movie.

Downtown Columbus preps for Thursday's Art Walk

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

The shops and streets of historic downtown Columbus will bloom with all manner of artistic expression during the second annual Art Walk Downtown Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Columbus Humane Society 'alumni' invited back for reunion

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

Canines and kitties who once called the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society home are being treated to a family reunion of sorts. On Saturday, Sept. 6, all pets adopted from the shelter are invited back with their humans for festivities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Sunday benefit concert brings awareness to suicide prevention

Posted 8/29/2014 in Community

Contact Helpline and the Mississippi Modern Homestead join Sunday to bring awareness to suicide prevention with a benefit concert at the Homestead center at 402 Lake Valley Road in Starkville.


Luciernagas: Learn languages and literacy with fireflies and tortillas? It works.

Posted 8/23/2014 in Community

"Hmm," mused 10-year-old Isabella Gutierrez, deep in thought. The silence stretched. The Annunciation Catholic School fourth-grader furrowed her brow, trying to decide what her favorite part of the Luciernagas reading program has been so far. "There's just so much stuff I like," she finally announced, "but I think it was when we made tortillas!"

Gordy Honors Forum Series begins Thursday

Posted 8/23/2014 in Community

The Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series will highlight the research of university faculty this fall, beginning with Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Paul Mack's presentation "Natural Selection and Altruism: Putting the 'Self' Back in 'Selfless'" on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Kopetz succeeds Brown as MSU music department head

Posted 8/23/2014 in Community

An experienced Ohio conductor and educator is the new head of Mississippi State's music department.


Montgomery Foundation supports new MSU veterans facility in Starkville

Posted 8/23/2014 in Community

The G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Foundation has made a $100,000 challenge commitment to the late U.S. Congressman's alma mater for a new campus veterans center to be erected with private gifts on the Mississippi State campus.


Farview -- a place to remember

Posted 8/16/2014 in Community

The homes of our childhoods are often dear in memory. Their walls and roofs, though inanimate, can inspire fierce devotion. Jane Fulton Hunt of Columbus feels that way about Farview, an ancestral home that has sheltered generations of her family dating back to 1835.

Barn quilt project connects art students with community

Posted 8/16/2014 in Community

A community project by students in a Mississippi State art class may have a lasting local impact as part of a national Barn Quilt Trail program.


Columbus native part of Southern Writer's book festival

Posted 8/16/2014 in Community

Columbus native Yvonne R. Edwards will appear at the Southern Writer's Book Festival Aug. 23 at Barnes & Noble at The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama.


Have a CSI itch to scratch? Forensic sleuth John Ross may be your man

Posted 8/9/2014 in Community

Have a conversation with John Ross, and topics like lividity, paraffin tests, toxicology, insect larvae and such may come up. It's not that Ross, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel in Columbus, is preoccupied with criminal nature or the macabre. It's only that forensic science fascinates him.

Lee Class of '64 makes donation to local history department

Posted 8/9/2014 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Local History Department recently received a monetary donation from the Stephen D. Lee High School Class of 1964 Reunion Committee. The class held its 50th anniversary reunion April 4-5 in Columbus.


W announces fall luncheons

Posted 8/9/2014 in Community



Macon to welcome community historian

Posted 8/9/2014 in Community

Genealogist and writer Sharon Leslie Morgan will visit Macon to present her book "Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade" (Beacon Press, 2012).


When life gets messy...a Journey to Freedom may have the answers

Posted 8/3/2014 in Community

It wasn't so long ago that Linda Warnat saw a flyer at the Frank P. Phillips Y in downtown Columbus for a class called Journey to Freedom: Your Start to a Lifetime of Hope, Health and Happiness. Warnat isn't quite sure why, but she was compelled to sign up for the eight-week experience.

Youngsters can add their 'two cents' to Mother Goose Endowment

Posted 8/3/2014 in Community

The Mother Goose Endowment for Literacy and Advancement at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will soon benefit from the generosity of the community's youngest citizens.


SAAC is recipient of MAC grant for arts funding

Posted 8/3/2014 in Community

The Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) has been awarded an $18,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).



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