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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.

 

MSU equips volunteers to be money mentors

Posted 3/18/2011 in Community

Those interested in learning to help people in their community cope with tough financial situations and become wise consumers should plan on attending a Mississippi State University videoconference April 15.

 

 

NYTimes.com: Tennessee Williams' 100th Birthday, Marked in Columbus, Miss. (link)

Posted 3/15/2011 in Community

 

Otaku: Fascination with anime takes local artist to the source

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

"Otaku" is a term to describe those obsessed with anime, the Japanese animation art form. Tracey Seals would probably be the first to admit she falls squarely under the heading.

 

Extension Service will host genealogy fair

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

Many Mississippians love exploring their family's past, and an upcoming statewide interactive video conference will bring experts on genealogical topics to county Extension offices.

 

 

MUW students garner awards at collegiate art exhibition

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

More than a dozen awards were presented recently at the Mississippi Collegiate Art Exhibition held at Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

Grilling on the River revs up for fifth annual event

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

Plans are well underway for Grilling on the River 2011. The Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned competition and food fair set for April 8-9 at the Columbus Riverwalk has been proclaimed by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour as the State of Mississippi Barbeque Championship.

 

Of goats and good books: Lowndes' longest-tenured library employee, Kay Langford, to retire

Posted 3/6/2011 in Community

Ask Kay Langford about the funniest thing that's happened to her in the almost 45 years she's worked for the Columbus library system and she won't miss a beat.

 

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