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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.

B.B. King set to open MSU Lyceum Series

Posted 7/1/2011 in Community

Delta-born blues music icon B.B. King kicks off the 2011-12 Mississippi State University Lyceum Series season with an Oct. 11 concert.

 

Area represented in tonight's Miss Mississippi finals

Posted 7/1/2011 in Community

When the curtain opens tonight on the final phase of competition in the Miss Mississippi pageant, the Golden Triangle will be well-represented. Lee Armstrong, Presly Forrester and Caitlyn Smith, all of Columbus, and Jessica Terrill of Starkville are among 45 young women vying for the title and scholarships to be awarded at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

 

Community project headed by MUW instructor brings life to storm-ravaged town

Posted 7/1/2011 in Community

The idea is simple: Provide decorative, hand-painted "love signs" for residents and business owners, indicating that even though things are a mess right now, they will return.

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.

 

 

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