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MUW students mobilize with AAUW voter registration drives

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

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.

September Table Talks focus on literature, Southern culture

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Tennessee Williams Tribute again join forces to kick off the September Table Talk series. This season's opening presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 5, features renowned Tennessee Williams scholar, Dr. Kenneth Holditch.

Borderless Hosts seek families to partner with international students

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

The Borderless Hosts program, under the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State University, is seeking volunteer "host" families and international students for the fall and spring semesters.

Herbal apps: Bug bites? Tummy ache? There's an herb for that

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

With two active little boys to keep up with, Mandi and Will Sanders' household is, in many ways, just like those of other young parents. There are always the inevitable skinned knees, sniffles, bug bites and earaches to contend with. But instead of turning to the medicine cabinet, Mandi Sanders often simply steps outside to her herb garden for a solution.


Birth announcment

Posted 8/25/2012 in Community


MUW honors students learn from month in Belgium

Posted 8/25/2012 in Community

Students in the Ina Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women recently returned from a month-long study abroad trip to Brussels, Belgium.

With metals as a medium, an inspired couple creates beauty and function

Posted 8/18/2012 in Community

One day we just said, 'Let's heat up some metal and have a good time with it,'" smiled Don Coulson, in the Aberdeen studio where he and his wife, Louise, spend much of their time these days.

Lowndes group to help Smithville elementary libraries rebuild

Posted 8/18/2012 in Community

As the wounds left by tornadoes that tore through Smithville in April 2011 continue to heal, teachers and children at Smithville Elementary School will get a helping hand from the Lowndes County Republican Women.

MUW to highlight permanent art collection, host gallery talk

Posted 8/11/2012 in Community

While most area art aficionados are aware Mississippi University for Women hosts exhibitions in the Eugenia Summer Art Gallery in the Art and Design Building on campus, some may not know the university holds an extensive and diverse permanent art collection.

A Columbus congregation gets hands-on for Mission Fest Week

Posted 8/11/2012 in Community

Dehydrated rice was flowing Aug. 5 at First United Methodist Church in Columbus, as about 250 volunteers donned hairnets and plastic gloves. The goal? To package 30,000 nutrient-fortified meals for Stop Hunger Now, an international relief agency that distributes food and other lifesaving aid to children and families around the world.

As the world's best compete in London, a former Olympian among us recalls his own journey

Posted 8/4/2012 in Community

Plenty of Golden Triangle porches sport decorative flags that proclaim collegiate allegiances, whether they be Bulldog maroon and white, Rebel red and blue or any other team's colors. But, from one porch in a quiet, well-manicured West Point neighborhood, don't be surprised to see the Olympic rings flying proudly, at least through the Aug. 12 closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Until then, Tony Rosetti's team is Team USA.

Historic Columbus church plans restoration, with community support

Posted 8/4/2012 in Community

Almost 150 years after the cornerstone of Annunciation Catholic Church was laid in Columbus on May 4, 1863, its congregation and community are coming together to ensure the historic landmark is here for generations to come.


Air Force seeks "prior service'' recruits

Posted 7/30/2012 in Community

Enlisted veterans who have been honorably discharged over the past few years or are currently serving in the National Guard or the Air Force Reserves may be eligible to return to active duty.


Compassionate Friends help families cope with the unthinkable

Posted 7/30/2012 in Community

On July 20, 12 families in Colorado and around the country were stricken with the worst reality a parent can be called on to endure -- the loss of a son or daughter. These families abruptly lost their children, who ranged in age from 6 to 51, to a criminal attack that will never make sense.

CONTACT to host Back 2 School Bash, community outreach

Posted 7/28/2012 in Community

For 37 years, CONTACT has provided a 24-hour helpline for those in crisis situations, in need of information referral, or simply hoping for a caring, nonjudgmental ear. As a new school year gets underway, the nonprofit agency wants to remind youth and teens that this community resource is not only for adults.

Have you taken a look at the Boys & Girls Clubs lately? Good things are going on.

Posted 7/21/2012 in Community

The brightly-lit gymnasium of the Boys & Girls Club in Columbus reverberated with laughter Wednesday afternoon. The song "Ice Cream Freeze," by Hannah Montana, began on a laptop in one corner of the cavernous space, cueing a dance team to begin its routine.

CAC invites public to join in logo makeover

Posted 7/21/2012 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council is considering a logo redesign and is looking to the talented public for ideas.


Former Columbian explores church's Jewish roots

Posted 7/14/2012 in Community

Jewish Roots Journey: Memoirs of a Mizpah" is a chronicle of Nancy Petrey's exploration of the Jewish roots of the church, and the deeper understanding she came to of scripture, church history and the history of modern Israel through intensive study and travel.



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