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Slimantics: A thrift store book, an epic journey and an unsolved mystery

Posted 5/21/2016 in Community

This month, text books will be put away for the summer, but that shouldn't mean an end to reading.

Changes coming to Operation Christmas Child shoebox items

Posted 5/21/2016 in Community

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week is months away -- mid-November -- but some area churches, organizations and individuals will be shopping this summer for items to fill thousands of "shoeboxes" destined for children in more than 100 countries.

Cherokee Garden Club: 65 years strong and counting

Posted 5/21/2016 in Community

The spring of 2016 marks a milestone for the Cherokee Garden Club of Columbus. The group that formed in 1951 celebrates its 65th anniversary.

 

School news: Little receives ICC scholarship

Posted 5/21/2016 in Community

 

Former UA president named MSU's new provost, executive vice president

Posted 5/21/2016 in Community

Judith L. "Judy" Bonner, a longtime senior administrator and former president at the University of Alabama, is the new provost and executive vice president at Mississippi State University.

'Making pretty colors': Textiles artist from the Netherlands finds power in tranquility, dirt and the 'un-pretty' of nature at Noxubee Refuge

Posted 5/14/2016 in Community

The tranquility of northeast Mississippi's Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is a far cry from the bustle of Amsterdam.

Loaves & Fishes heads 'Down on the River' for gala theme

Posted 5/14/2016 in Community

In a river town like Columbus, a gala themed "Down on the River" seems just the thing. The Loaves and Fishes Community Soup Kitchen will embrace the concept at their third annual Festival of Flavors fundraiser set for Friday, June 3 at Lion Hills Center and Golf Course.

 

Questions about mental health? Ask the doctors

Posted 5/14/2016 in Community

The questions can vary. "How do I help a family member addicted to alcohol or drugs?" "My child has behavioral problems in the classroom and at home. What are my options?" "How do I get help for someone suffering from depression who resists help?" Thursday offers an opportunity to seek answers.

 

Starkville High's 'Year of the Eagles' -- Scouts, that is

Posted 5/14/2016 in Community

With all due respect to the Yellow Jackets that are their high school's mascot, 2016 is the year of the Eagles in Starkville.

Ducks to dollars: A watery trek was the mother of invention for one entrepreneur

Posted 5/7/2016 in Community

Jerald Blakely Williams was up to his knees in cold, murky water a couple of years ago when he got the bright idea.

 

Artists asked to help celebrate 'Year of the Goose'

Posted 5/7/2016 in Community

In honor of Mother Goose's 30th year at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, the Friends of the Library has declared 2016 to be the "Year of the Goose" in tribute to Edwina Williams and her embodiment of the beloved character from children's literature.

 

MSU seeks to work with dog owners

Posted 5/7/2016 in Community

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites dog owners to enroll their pets in a new study.

Local printmaker's work on display at Columbus library

Posted 5/7/2016 in Community

Columbus artist Thomas Nawrocki currently has several pieces of his artwork on display at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

Almost there: Goal within reach for project to honor a teacher's legacy of excellence

Posted 4/30/2016 in Community

Encourager, inspiring, joyful, dedicated, kind. These are all words used by friends and fellow educators to describe the late Martha Claire Kennedy Fitzner.

MUWAA recognizes distinguished individuals for contributions

Posted 4/30/2016 in Community

The MUW Alumni Association (MUWAA) recently recognized four distinguished individuals for contributions to their respective professions and Mississippi University for Women.

 

School news: NSCS Membership

Posted 4/30/2016 in Community

 

Times two: Creative duo brings diverse talents to Market Street Festival

Posted 4/23/2016 in Community

Some things are more fun times two. Katherine and Ryan Munson expect to prove it when they team up at Columbus' Market Street Festival as vendors May 7.

Good neighbors: Columbus Friends of the Library helps out nearby county

Posted 4/23/2016 in Community

When the Winston County Friends of the Library recently learned their application for a grant to purchase large-print books had not been approved, members were disappointed -- but not for long.

 

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