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Boys to men: Local ministry takes youth under its wing

Posted 6/27/2011 in Community

Silently, the teenager stepped from the pool, slipped a gray T-shirt over his head and walked away from his peers. If they called to him, he didn't respond. He kept walking, out of the enclosure, beyond the chain-link fence, his eyes focused on the tree line. He reached the edge of the woods and hesitated, his eyes adjusting from sunlight to darkness

 

SOAR announces press conference for grants, awards

Posted 6/25/2011 in Community

Starkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results (SOAR) will hold a press conference and convening for civic and service clubs Wednesday, June 29, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville.

 

 

It's 103 years and counting for oldest local DAR chapter

Posted 6/25/2011 in Community

To make it to 103, you must be doing something right. The Shuk-ho-ta Tom-a-ha chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution mark that anniversary this month, celebrating more than a century of patriotism, education and historic preservation.

 

 

Columbus library welcomes noted children's book illustrator, artist

Posted 6/25/2011 in Community

Clarksdale native Rick Anderson has come a long way from the days his mother had to admonish him about drawing in church as a child.

 

Looking good, feeling better: Program gives cancer patients cosmetics, hope

Posted 6/25/2011 in Community

The doctor's mouth was moving, but his words sounded far away, like a disembodied voice talking about someone else. Geneva Wright wasn't worried about her survival -- not at first anyway. Instead, she thought about her co-workers at the bank. What would they think if they knew? She didn't want their pity, that was for sure, and she didn't want to be the subject of town gossip.

Scouts learn about respect, courage and health and fitness during day camp

Posted 6/25/2011 in Community

Monday was almost unbearably hot and humid. Tuesday, it rained and the power went out. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, more of the same.

Monday Profile: Atlanta comedian honed skills at Columbus' Lee High

Posted 6/20/2011 in Community

Antoine "Booger" Brown's comedy is as Golden Triangle as it gets.

 

Performance artist from Ohio seeks local voices

Posted 6/17/2011 in Community

Artist Robert Ladislas Derr is searching for one to three community members interested in singing "Christopher Columbus," a short song by 1950s pop artist Guy Mitchell about the legendary 15-century explorer, for his 10 town multi-media project, Discovering Columbus.

 

 

Starkville's Pilot club to install kids' music trail

Posted 6/17/2011 in Community

Thanks to efforts by the Starkville Pilot Club, children visiting McKee Park on Lynn Lane will soon be hearing -- and making -- the sounds of music.

 

 

Art 'in little' exhibit to visit Columbus library

Posted 6/17/2011 in Community

The Miniature Artists of America's traveling exhibition of miniature art will be on display at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library July 1 through Aug. 31.

 

By hand, by heart: Working with wood seals bond between father and son

Posted 6/17/2011 in Community

As the afternoon waned, George Dyson Sr. sat in the softening light, rhythmically burnishing the handle of a wooden spoon he made years ago -- before the heart attacks, before the strokes. With each methodic pass of wood on wood, the deep, umber-colored bois d'arc handle released a glow, preening in the hands of its maker.

 

'Voice of the Bulldogs' Jack Cristil to be honored Monday

Posted 6/17/2011 in Community

The public ceremony officially dedicating a portion of U.S. Highway 82 in honor of legendary Mississippi State sports announcer Jack Cristil takes place Monday on the university campus.

 

 

Generals forever: Lee Class of '46 holds 65th reunion

Posted 6/10/2011 in Community

The S.D. Lee High School Class of 1946 held its first reunion in 1976, 30 years after graduation. It was determined at that time to meet every five years, and we did, until the last one at Lake Norris in 2001.

 

 

JA of Columbus garners regional recognition

Posted 6/10/2011 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus has been recognized across the Southern region as a leader in community service.

 

 

MUW student and Columbus High student meet for cultural exchange

Posted 6/10/2011 in Community

When Sarah Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student at Columbus High School, leaves for a foreign mission trip to India and Nepal later this month, she will be equipped with some valuable information.

 

Have couch? Will travel: A veteran traveler and friends talk CouchSurfing

Posted 6/10/2011 in Community

Stephanie Holcombe is a "yes" woman -- and proud of it. "Yes" to exploring. "Yes" to learning. "Yes" to new experiences. Her worn passport is evidence enough.

Southside neighborhood could be added to Columbus historic district

Posted 6/7/2011 in Community

A walk through the Southside neighborhood in Columbus yields an architectural mélange, from massive antebellum mansions to quaint Victorian houses to World War II-era bungalows. Together, they may soon become the city's first residential historic district registered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

North Columbus business owner fashions concrete headstones

Posted 6/6/2011 in Community

Gregory Gates makes people into angels ... literally. The owner of Gifts for All in north Columbus, a "whotnots" shop near Columbus Air Force Base, makes concrete sculptures for burial markers including headstones, babies, hearts, teddy bears, benches and of course, angels.

Scout's honor: Boy Scouts offer many opportunities and activities while building future leaders

Posted 6/4/2011 in Community

They are CEOs, astronauts, politicians and engineers. They are neighbors, husbands, fathers and sons. Neil Armstrong was one. So was Gerald Ford, Donald Rumsfeld, Sam Walton, Steven Spielberg and Paul Theroux. Ordinary men living extraordinary lives. Extraordinary character forged in ordinary ways.

Gol chini: 'Fragile flowers' from Iran take root in Mississippi

Posted 6/3/2011 in Community

When Tamineh Borazjani came to America 11 years ago, she knew little English and was unfamiliar with Western customs. But the new bride of Mississippi State University Forest Products Professor Hamid Borazjani brought with her an inherent gift that translates readily in any country -- an artist's vision.

 

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