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In focus: Starkville Academy students showcase talent at Scholastic Art competition

Posted 1/24/2012 in Community

Before Amber Chamblee started her freshman year at Starkville Academy, she feared the school wouldn't offer the elective she most looked forward to taking. Chamblee, along with freshmen Jamie Anthony and Janiece Pigg, had been learning the ins and outs of photography since they were seventh-graders.

Local musician garners Song of the Year nod

Posted 1/14/2012 in Community

Columbus native Joe Shelton remembers hearing his elders saying, "The older I get, the better I was." "But I never fully appreciated the sentiment until I reached that 'elder' plateau myself," he says, smiling.

Jefferson Davis letter donated to Columbus Library

Posted 1/14/2012 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library has announced the donation of a letter written by Confederate President Jefferson Davis to Winfield H. Worthington of Columbus on July 14, 1877.

Carnegie bound: Area singers get a 'chance of a lifetime'

Posted 1/14/2012 in Community

She's tried to imagine it, but 15-year-old Charity Brand isn't quite sure how she is going to feel, standing there on the Carnegie Hall stage.

 

Mississippi soldiers carry on through holidays

Posted 1/8/2012 in Community

Uruzgan, Afghanistan -- While family and friends in the states were sound asleep the day after Christmas, the soldiers of the 288th Sapper Company out of Houston were on mounted patrols. The company was clearing routes to make the roads safer for military and civilian personnel.

 

 

David Creel: Claiming the spotlight with bangs

Posted 1/8/2012 in Community

Begin the New Year with a bang! The surefire best way to flip the switch on your hairstyle is to aim toward one of the season's must-haves bangs.

 

Louisville native Carl Jackson honored with marker

Posted 1/8/2012 in Community

From the time he was 14, playing banjo with Jim and Jesse McReynolds on the Grand Ole Opry stage, Carl Jackson has been turning heads in the music industry.

 

Betty Stone: Random thoughts on being sick

Posted 1/8/2012 in Community

This may be the flu season, but one does not have to have a microbe or a virus to qualify as being sick. Any old ailment that knocks your feet out from under you will do. It can transform a relatively decent person into a growling bear. When it does, it is probably best for the patient just not to speak at all.

 

After carjacking, Columbus fiddler and mom find comfort back home

Posted 12/23/2011 in Community

Just when it's needed most, there's no place like home -- at least for 17-year-old Ruby Jane Smith and her mother, JoBelle Smith. Two weeks after being carjacked and robbed at gunpoint in Houston, Texas, the Columbus natives are home for Christmas.

Santa's visit: Kris Kringle makes some special stops before his night out

Posted 12/23/2011 in Community

It's no secret St. Nicholas has his hands full this time of year, what with checking lists twice and headlining tonight's worldwide tour. In spite of those hectic demands, there are a few pre-Christmas visits he refuses to miss. They're that important to him.

Owners of historic homes open them for Christmas

Posted 12/17/2011 in Community

Singers croon there's no place like home for the holidays. A person would find few homes for the holidays like the ones open to the public during Saturday's tours organized by the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation.

 

Local aviation history is topic of Monday book talk

Posted 12/17/2011 in Community

Local businessman and author Stuart Vance will give a book talk on his newest book, "Aviation in the Golden Triangle," Monday, Dec. 19 at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library from noon-1 p.m. Vance will also be available to sign copies of his various books.

 

Mississippi's 'brag book' carries CVB message

Posted 12/17/2011 in Community

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau has added "Mississippians" to its growing book offerings available at the Tennessee Williams Home Welcome Center and Museum at 300 Main St.

Our traditions: What holiday customs make your family unique?

Posted 12/17/2011 in Community

Traditions. They bind us together, knitting one generation to the next. Year after year -- creating a bridge between past and present, between young and old. Our traditions make us unique to other families, especially at this time of year.

 

Antebellum homes open doors for holiday tour

Posted 12/16/2011 in Community

Garlands and greenery, themed trees and period decor will greet visitors touring five antebellum landmarks during Saturday's Holiday Home Tour presented by the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation.

 

 

Pearl Harbor survivors return to ships after death

Posted 12/7/2011 in Community

HONOLULU -- Lee Soucy, who lived to be 90 after surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor, is finally back with his shipmates 70 years later.

 

 

Columbus Christmas parade: Rain dampens half-century tradition

Posted 12/6/2011 in Community

For many people in Columbus, the annual Christmas parade has become synonymous with frosty fingers, hot cocoa and family memories. This year, there will be a new memory: the second time in history the event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

 

Pearl Harbor survivor's family helps battleship commemorate 70th anniversary of fateful day

Posted 12/5/2011 in Community

"There are only a few events in our history that all Americans remember with vivid clarity," said Shea McLean, curator of the USS Alabama, anchored permanently in Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Ala.

 

Tabernacle's 'Christmas Memories' set for Dec. 10-11

Posted 12/5/2011 in Community

There is something sweet to be savored in Christmas memories of old. Life was simpler and commercialism far less rampant.

 

Bazaar vendors expect big sales

Posted 11/30/2011 in Community

STARKVILLE -- Shoppers, keep swiping cards and passing bills. Following positive retail reports on Black Friday and during the Thanksgiving weekend, area vendors are hopeful the trend will continue during the 39th Annual Starkville Holiday Bazaar today and Thursday at the Starkville Sportsplex. The bazaar is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Admission is free.

 

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