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Holiday HUGS: Huggable figures for families of deployed airmen keep loved ones close

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Sometimes you just need a little something to hang on to, especially at Christmas time. For the children and spouses of deployed airmen from Columbus Air Force Base, that tangible, squeezable something might be a HUG -- a Huggable Uniform Gift bearing the image of a loved one who is serving far from home this holiday

Local group wins national honor with Smithville literacy project

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

A literacy project organized by the Lowndes County Republican Women has earned first place honors in the National Federation of Republican Women's Barbara Bush Literacy Program.

CONTACT reassurance clients warm up with calls and Christmas visits

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Lula Hudson spent 30 years of her life taking care of other people. She nursed hospice patients for nine of those. The Columbus resident is now 82, and CONTACT Helpline reassurance callers are doing their small part to help take care of her.

Blues Trail scores more than half a million Google hits

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

This month, the Mississippi Blues Trail's Google Maps web page reached more than 500,000 visits. The map can be accessed from the home page of the Blues Trail as well as from each individual marker page.

 

School news: ICC honor roll

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

School news: EMCC graduation

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

School news: James listed in Who's Who

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

School news: Summerville graduates

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Larry Summerville Jr. of Columbus graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dec. 15, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering.

 

 

Plenty for young ones to do locally, say MUW educators

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

While younger family members are out of school for the holidays, the magic of the season may quickly wear off and parents can expect to hear an old complaint: "I'm bored."

 

Achiever: Rodriguez graduates

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Firefighter Marco A. Rodriguez of the Starkville Fire Department graduated Dec. 13 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.

 

School news: Teachers of the year

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

Even Santa Claus has embraced technology

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Many children are on the move this Christmas season as they go over the river and through the woods to distant relatives' houses. Travel can be very distressing for little ones who worry Santa might not be able to find them on Christmas morning.

 

 

Huguonot Society records donated to library reveal local names

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

The founding record book for the Mississippi Branch of the Huguenot Society Founders of Manakin, Va., established in Columbus, was recently donated to the Local History Department at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

 

MUW hosts first-ever December commencement ceremony

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Robin Robinson, a member of the state Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning, shared the VIP Principle of success with approximately 100 graduates Dec. 7 at Mississippi University for Women's first-ever December commencement ceremony.

 

Family recipes make unique, treasured gifts

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Most holiday get-togethers involve tables heavily laden with favorite family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Recently, a friend asked me to help her put together a family cookbook as a gift. Creating a personalized cookbook can be a great gift idea for your family, but creating one can be an ordeal.

 

 

MUW offers spring life enrichment courses

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Center for Creative Learning will offer more than 40 non-credit courses as part of its community Life Enrichment Program for adults who share a love of learning and/or teaching.

 

Military notes: Feelings graduates

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Bernard Feelings Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Military notes: Deavens graduates

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Air Force Airman Jasmine C. Deavens graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

 

School news: Butler graduates

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Meagan R. Butler recently graduated from the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Ala., where she earned a master's degree in counseling psychology.

School news: Griffin graduates

Posted 12/15/2012 in Community

Chrishuna Harris Griffin, formerly of West Point, recently graduated from Nova Southeastern University, where she earned a doctorate of education degree.

 

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