"There's a funny story about that ... " Blewett Thomas said more than once during a recent afternoon of reminiscing about his old friend, Big Joe Williams. There would be. Stories, that is. Gleaned from 1975, when a younger Blewett drove from Columbus to Crawford to seek out one of the few living purveyors of old country and delta blues, to 1982, when Williams died.
The Downtown Branch of the Frank P. Phillips YMCA will host a community Health Fair Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its facility at 602 Second Avenue N.
The words are familiar. "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union ... "
In an effort to help citizens preserve historically significant documents and photos, the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum is partnering with Mississippi State University to hold a Scanning Day Thursday, Sept. 20, at the museum.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library has received a grant to host programs and speakers in 2013 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.
Lights, camera, action! The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is inviting children to submit artwork that showcases animals on the "silver screen."
To most, it will look like a simple doorknob decoration. But to a group of wide-eyed kindergarten students and their brand new acquaintances, it's the start of something sweet.
The 2012-2013 Mississippi State Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series opens with a Constitution Day event Monday.
Leslie Thomas Peel has only been on the job about seven weeks, but the new coordinator of the United Way Community Volunteer Center in Lowndes County is already playing matchmaker.
The 2012 Faculty Exhibition at Mississippi University for Women opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Eugenia Summer Gallery in the Art and Design Building on campus.
Safe Haven Inc. in Columbus is the recipient of a generous outpouring of support from the Mississippi State community.
Individuals receiving paper benefits checks from the U.S. government have only a few months to sign up to receive payments electronically under the new paper-free system.
The Columbus/MUW branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is gearing up for the election year, hosting five voter registration drives at Mississippi University for Women over the summer, with plans to host another on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hogarth Dining Center.
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