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Heart for service: Inspired teens send Easter smiles to children battling cancer

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

The next time someone complains about the self-centered nature of today's youth, point them to Heritage Academy alumnus Drew Estes and the junior class at Immanuel Center for Christian Education.

MUW to dedicate Memorial Garden as family, friends remember Dorabel Craig

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

Family, friends and members of the extended community at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus will gather Friday, April 15, to dedicate the Dorabel Craig Memorial Garden. The ceremony to honor Dorabel Moore Craig, Class of 1938, will take place at 1:30 p.m.

 

Clean Sweep in high gear

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

"Clean Sweep Columbus, a Great American Clean-up Event" is searching for volunteers to help clean up the Friendly City. Clean Sweep will kick off Saturday, April 16, at 9 a.m. at the Magnolia Bowl in downtown Columbus.

 

Bagnall filling in the blanks through art

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

At age 95, Norma Bagnall is still filling in the blanks. The Massachusetts resident, who is a frequent visitor to Columbus, became a snowbird this year to escape the unusually harsh New England winter.

 

MSU plant sale set for April 15-16

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

The horticulture club at Mississippi State University will offer garden enthusiasts a wide variety of plants and educational seminars at their annual spring plant sale.

 

Community involvement distinguishes JA Charity Ball honorees

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

At its 61st annual Charity Ball Saturday, Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announced the 2011 Ball king and queen and celebrated community service.

 

Local volunteer selected for ACS Training Team

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

Mott Ellis was recently selected to serve on the Mid-South Division Relay For Life Training Team. This group of volunteers provides training to Relay For Life volunteers across the six state division.

 

 

Columbus native's debut novel is locally inspired

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

Lynne Bryant makes her home in Colorado now, but it's the author's deeply-entrenched Mississippi roots that inspired her first novel, "Catfish Alley," just released by Penguin/NAL Accent. What better time than Columbus' Spring Pilgrimage to return to where it all began and introduce her characters to her hometown?

 

 

Friends of Library get poetic about April Table Talk series

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will launch its April Table Talk series on Wednesday, April 6, at noon in the library meeting room, 314 Seventh St. N. As a salute to National Poetry Month, the Table Talks will focus on the oldest of literary art forms -- the poem.

 

 

Music, arts focus of EMCC's Pine Grove Festival

Posted 3/26/2011 in Community

East Mississippi Community College invites the public to the Pine Grove Arts Festival, showcasing the school spirit and artistic achievements of its students, from March 28-31.

 

 

Community Calendar 3-27-11

Posted 3/26/2011 in Community

 

 

Giant Possum Town Yard Sale returns April 16

Posted 3/26/2011 in Community

The Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Committee announces the 2011 Giant Possum Town Yard Sale to be held Saturday, April 16, from 7 am until noon at the corner of Second Avenue and Second Street North in Columbus.

 

 

Past meets present in Tales from the Crypt

Posted 3/26/2011 in Community

The 21st annual award-winning history project will be presented by Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students during Columbus' annual Spring Pilgrimage March 28-April 9.

 

 

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announces court for upcoming ball

Posted 3/26/2011 in Community

An annual rite of spring is just around the corner. The 61st annual Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball will take place Saturday, April 2, at Trotter Convention Center.

 

MSU fine arts students show final work

Posted 3/26/2011 in Community

Graduating seniors in the Mississippi State University Bachelor of Fine Arts program will show their work March 29 through April 8.

Expressions: Columbus High students discover artistic side

Posted 3/26/2011 in Community

There was a time, not so long ago, when Hagan Walker didn't give much thought to his artistic side. Now the 18-year-old is a talented photographer, expressing an emerging vision through intriguing textures, vivid colors and clever digital engineering.

Welcome, Pilgrims: Columbus Air Force Base volunteers join in annual spring rite

Posted 3/19/2011 in Community

"We had probably been here only hours before someone was telling us about Pilgrimage," smiled Nancy Seguin Tuesday, the bell-shaped skirt of her emerald green gown swaying gently as she moved gracefully through the high-ceilinged parlor of Whitehall.

Pilot Club to celebrate 70th anniversary

Posted 3/19/2011 in Community

When Pilot Club of Columbus celebrates 70 years of service and friendship this week, no one will be more proud than Sara Noah. Nearing 90, Noah is the longest-tenured member of the civic club which was chartered Dec. 16, 1940.

 

MUW, Humane Society team up in fundraiser

Posted 3/19/2011 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Office of Community Service has partnered with the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society to help raise money for the shelter's new building fund.

 

Columbus receives gift of Williams furniture

Posted 3/19/2011 in Community

In Monday's dark, pre-dawn hours, a U-Haul truck and a car occupied by four early risers pulled out of The Friendly City on a mission. The volunteers bound for Collinsville, Ill., very near St. Louis, returned after midnight with a cargo they considered precious -- a collection of furniture from the estate of Edwina Dakin Williams, Tennessee Williams' mother.

 

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