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Simple acts: Annual fan drive, checking on the vulnerable, help cope with searing summer

Posted yesterday in Community

As extreme heat alerts for much of the country went out this past week, Brenda Edmonds in Columbus was thankful for an act of kindness. The new box fan she'd been given at Helping Hands made a noted difference in the second-floor room her grandbaby will soon sleep in.

Columbus author's novel chosen for JetBlue literacy project

Posted yesterday in Community

Author Deborah Johnson's novel "The Air Between Us" (Amistad/HarperCollins, 2009) was recently selected as a featured book in JetBlue's Soar with Reading literacy initiative.

Miss Lowndes County heads to Miss Hospitality contest

Posted yesterday in Community

Carly Belue of Caledonia will represent Lowndes County in the 70th Mississippi Miss Hospitality competition Friday and Saturday at the Saenger Theatre in Hattiesburg.

MSU Police adds electric motorcycles to patrol force

Posted yesterday in Community

Mississippi State's Police Department is adding a new form of patrol, which will not only enhance campus safety, but also supports sustainability goals.

 

School news: Reed, Durr on Dean's List

Posted yesterday in Community

 

Gillespie excited to help push The W forward

Posted yesterday in Community

Ashley Gillespie's transition to the Mississippi University for Women lasted a day and a half.

Up to scratch: Love of animals, talent and 'tiny details' merge in unique portraits

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

Al Poochino met his visitors at the front door, a big, furry, tail-wagging greeter ready for his close-up with The Dispatch photographer. The seven-year-old mixed breed canine is one of about 50 dogs -- and a few cats -- who have so far been immortalized in scratchboard portraits by Mary Ellen Owings of Columbus.

Summer Scholars On Stage: a different summer camp

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

Mention of summer camp often evokes visions of swimming, zip lining or s'mores. At Mississippi State's Summer Scholars On Stage, however, the emphasis is on writing, music, acting and production during three intensely creative weeks.

Learn to spike, taper, fade in new EMCC Barbering program

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

For the first time, East Mississippi Community College will offer a program that qualifies students to take the Mississippi Board of Barber Examiners' test.

Cumberland takes on new role at The W

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

A veteran alumni relations professional is assuming additional duties at Mississippi University for Women.

New permit options, parking spaces on the horizon for MSU

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

As Mississippi State continues to strive to meet growing parking demands, MSU Parking and Transit Services is offering a new parking permit options for students this fall.

 

Military brief: Simon graduates

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

 

 

School news: Bowen receives scholarship

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

 

 

Quick tips for less garden strain

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

Heavy lifting and repetitive motions from gardening can put you at risk for stiff muscles and other joint pain.

 

On the move: Community walking and rucking group is making strides

Posted 7/6/2019 in Community

A Monday post on the FitWalk Facebook page read, "We maxed out the sweat-o-meter today, 3.5 miles and lots of sunshine on farm roads. It takes courage (or something ... ?) to do this in July -- in Mississippi."

Area teen named DYW first runner-up at national finals

Posted 7/6/2019 in Community

On June 29, Lori Feng of Starkville was named first runner-up at the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of America National Finals in Mobile, Alabama, and was presented a cash scholarship of $20,000.

 

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