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Don't Forget: A tornado's aftermath is captured in award-winning film by former Columbian

Posted 8/3/2011 in Community

Growing up in Columbus, Xavier Burgin, like most little boys, loved comic books, fantasy and going to the movies. Mythical tales and superheroes left vivid impressions on a fertile imagination. But even Xavier didn't realize then how deep those impressions went.

Ruck March to Remember: 2,181-mile walk pays homage to 9-11 victims

Posted 7/28/2011 in Community

Ten years have passed, but Maj. Joseph Ringer of Columbus Air Force Base remembers the day as if it was yesterday. He was on a bus in Texas with his fellow airmen, headed to the Security Forces Academy at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

 

Zeta Phi Beta's fan drive helps beat the heat

Posted 7/23/2011 in Community

For a third consecutive year, the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. (Phi Lambda Zeta chapter) have been helping families in the Golden Triangle area beat the heat by collecting fans and funds to distribute to families in need through their Beat the Heat Fan Drive.

 

 

MSU send-off parties signal new school year

Posted 7/23/2011 in Community

For the sixth summer in a row, Mississippi State University alumni chapters will hold annual Send-off Parties around the nation. The events are held for new and prospective students, parents, alumni and friends.

 

 

Prairie settlers explored in author's talk Wednesday

Posted 7/23/2011 in Community

Genealogist and author Thomas Locke Mayfield will give a book talk on his newest book "Voices from the Prairie: Stories of Life on the Prairie" Wednesday, July 27, at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library from noon- 1 p.m.

 

Teens experience a mountain high

Posted 7/23/2011 in Community

It started out almost as a joke, this idea that Hagan Walker and Meriweather Bean of Columbus would drive 3,000 miles round-trip, to the San Isabel National Forest in Colorado to scale the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains of North America.

 

OCC brings Christmas in July to Columbus

Posted 7/21/2011 in Community

Operation Christmas Child Regional Manager Gabe Walker, of Atlanta, will be in Columbus Saturday to share the mission behind the Samaritan's Purse shoebox ministry.

 

 

Pote named head of MSU department

Posted 7/15/2011 in Community

Jonathan Pote has been named head of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University.

 

 

MUW Alumni Association announces new board

Posted 7/15/2011 in Community

The Alumni Association of Mississippi University for Women announced its 2011-2012 Board of Directors, marking a pivotal moment in the history of the university with the first meeting of the unified alumni organization.

 

 

Coward is awarded MUW Medal of Excellence

Posted 7/15/2011 in Community

Mississippi University for Women awarded a Medal of Excellence to alumna Dr. Bettye Rogers Coward ('65), president of Blue Mountain College. Awarded since 1979, the Medal of Excellence is the university's highest non-degree honor.

 

'Farm on Wheels': MSMS grads design one amazing senior trip -- one with purpose

Posted 7/15/2011 in Community

Old MacDonald never imagined this. A rolling farm, a mobile greenhouse touring the country, drawing crowds and educating the public on alternative energy and sustainable living.

 

Starkville JA garners award for new project

Posted 7/8/2011 in Community

The Provisional Class of Junior Auxiliary of Starkville was recently recognized by the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, earning the Merrill Alexander Greenlee Award.

 

 

It's all about Discovery for gifted students

Posted 7/8/2011 in Community

Approximately 100 gifted students, kindergarten through sixth grade, recently attended Mississippi University for Women's Summer Discovery program held at Franklin Academy.

 

 

Junior Miss gets a makeover

Posted 7/8/2011 in Community

After almost two years of market research and identity evaluation, America's Junior Miss has been rebranded as the Distinguished Young Women program. The name change came about, in large part, in an effort to help steer away from a pageant stereotype, according to Becky Jo Peterson, national executive director.

 

 

Playwright's birth home represented at conference in France

Posted 7/8/2011 in Community

When scholars and fans of the works of Tennessee Williams gathered in Nancy, France, June 23-25 for the centenary celebration "Tennessee Williams in Europe," the playwright's first hometown was represented. Brenda Caradine and Jim DelPrince, both of Columbus, attended the event.

 

 

Summer Scholars prepare for '2011: A Space Oddity'

Posted 7/8/2011 in Community

In honor of the final space shuttle flight this month, Mississippi State University's Summer Scholars Onstage camp has centered their 2011 musical production around the theme of space travel.

 

On the hunt: Aviation archaeology holds fascination for history detective

Posted 7/8/2011 in Community

If science crossed Indiana Jones with a relentless research librarian, the result might turn out to be Dave Trojan. The new Columbus resident is a history detective, a hunter, a tireless student of aviation.

Book illustrator delights young audience

Posted 7/2/2011 in Community

"F" is for fun, as far as Rick Anderson is concerned. The educator-turned-illustrator's first book, "M is for Magnolia," was published by Sleeping Bear Press in 2003, and the Clarksdale native has been at the easel ever since.

 

Crossroads team represents state at international conference

Posted 7/1/2011 in Community

A Crossroads after-school program team, which included students from Columbus High School, represented the state of Mississippi at the 2011 international competition for its Community Problem Solving Project at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

 

Fired by collaboration: Artists and industry partner to improve public spaces

Posted 7/1/2011 in Community

"It's as labor intensive -- but as simple -- as you can imagine," said Tanner Coleman. The sculptor stood back, assessing progress on a three-ton brick artwork he and his wife, Alexis, have invested heart and hands in for the past few weeks. Smudged faces and clay-crusted fingers attested to the long, hot hours put in that day.

 

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