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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.

Williams' 100th birthday materials archived at library

Posted 6/3/2011 in Community

Staff members of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library have received archival documents from the Tennessee Williams Tribute Committee for preservation of artifacts connected with the Columbus-Lowndes County celebration of the 100th birthday of Columbus native and America's great playwright and poet, Thomas Lanier "Tennessee " Williams.

 

Educators' workshop sets stage for Smithsonian exhibit

Posted 6/3/2011 in Community

Area teachers are in for hands-on enjoyment with a free June 18 workshop paving the way for "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music." The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, to be hosted Oct. 28-Dec. 10 by the Columbus Arts Council (CAC) at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, will encompass an array of entertaining and educational events throughout the fall.

 

Ecolab grants nearly $30,000 to local schools

Posted 6/3/2011 in Community

Ecolab/Microtek Medical granted $29,991 to Lowndes County School District and Columbus Municipal School District teachers who applied for the Vision for Learning Award for projects and materials to further the education of their students.

 

CONTACT Helpline needs you

Posted 5/27/2011 in Community

CONTACT, a United Way agency, is calling all ministers, advisers, counselors, emergency workers, mental health workers, teachers and others to participate. Executive Director Lindy Thomason also encourages stay-at-home moms, business professionals, even college students, to consider the training course.

 

A grant and green thumbs turn scrub dirt into a living classroom

Posted 5/27/2011 in Community

Waylon Kelly walks among the butterfly bushes (buddleja davidii, to the purist) intrigued by lance-like clusters of tiny purple flowers in the new butterfly and reading garden at his elementary school.

 

Lowndes RSVP and Y team up for Health and Fitness Day

Posted 5/20/2011 in Community

On Wednesday, May 25, Lowndes County seniors will join an estimated 100,000 seniors across the nation to help promote active, healthy lifestyle through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care as part of National Senior Health & Fitness Day®. As an official host site, the Y and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Lowndes County will hold activities at the Columbus Riverwalk.

 

A pure equation: Math teacher shows his students that goals plus passion equals dreams realized

Posted 5/20/2011 in Community

There came a moment in one of Johnathan DuFour's math classes one day that every teacher experiences. That moment, when each wonders if anyone cares.

 

Young artists featured in Kappa Pi High School Invitational

Posted 5/20/2011 in Community

Forty-eight artists from eight area high schools are featured in the second annual Kappa Pi High School Invitational, sponsored by Mississippi University for Women's chapter of Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity.

 

 

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