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Community Calendar 3-27-11

Posted 3/26/2011 in Area

 

 

Giant Possum Town Yard Sale returns April 16

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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 Columbus & Lowndes County

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 Columbus & Lowndes County

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 Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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

Lowndes tests new Miss. teacher evaluation tools

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County schools are testing one of three teacher evaluation instruments for the state Department of Education. When one is selected, it will be used as a pilot in select areas of the state to gauge teacher effectiveness.

 

For teachers, it's all about the eval

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Locally, teacher evaluations are used mostly to map out plans for improvement. In districts in other parts of the county, they easily can translate into a teacher losing his or her job.

 

Happy birthday, Tennessee: Columbus marks birth of most famous literary son

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fans of Tennessee Williams hit the road Saturday in Columbus, crisscrossing town for a series of birthday events honoring the playwright.

 

To land employment, job seekers must lower expectations, experts say

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shavannah Cotton, who has been without a steady job since 2005, echoes a common refrain among local job seekers: The jobs just aren't out there.

 

War stories: World War II double ace recounts exploits at CAFB

Posted 3/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After shooting down one of two German fighter planes, World War II double ace Alwin Max Juchheim Jr. ran out of ammo. So, he used his wing to knock off the other plane's fuel tank.

 

Omnova moves on with replacement workers

Posted 3/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Omnova strike, which has dragged on for the better part of a year, could end with the strikers walking away from the company many of them have worked for their entire adult lives.

 

New bank branch, car wash headed to Highway 45 in Columbus

Posted 3/25/2011 in Business

Bancorp South on Highway 45 North in Columbus is moving to a new location this fall.

Starkville woman speaks out against cemetery fence's removal

Posted 3/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The removal of the fence around Odd Fellows Cemetery has one Starkville woman feeling her son's grave is exposed.

Knowing your food, from the farmer to market

Posted 3/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University students took an agriculture pop quiz Thursday that came straight from the top.

 

Bill targeting uninsured motorists sent to governor

Posted 3/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lawmakers are targeting the 28 percent of Mississippi motorists who are uninsured.

 

 

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