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Well grounded: This pilot discovers a talent as an 'aspiring tamer of wood'

Posted 7/22/2017 in Community

When sleep eludes, many turn to sound to bring on a good night's rest -- the gurgling brooks, ocean waves and white noise of a sound machine, the whir of an electric fan or maybe a dose of Coldplay or Ed Sheeran. But woodworking videos? Not so common.

 

Just one week left to purchase bricks at MSU Junction

Posted 7/22/2017 in Community

Mississippi State University supporters have an opportunity to leave a lasting mark at the MSU Junction and benefit scholarships by purchasing customizable bricks and pavers for the Compass Scholars Walk.

 

Ruby, Wiseman to lead MSU Retired Faculty Association

Posted 7/22/2017 in Community

Retired Mississippi State Vice President for Student Affairs Roy H. Ruby was elected 2017-18 president of the MSU Association of Retired Faculty at the organization's summer meeting on July 18.

Baptist Memorial giving big boost to community fan drive

Posted 7/22/2017 in Community

July's brutal heat indices have intensified focus on the annual summer fan drive organized by Helping Hands and United Way of Lowndes County.

Camp with a mission: Because each of us is 'differently and wonderfully made'

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

A swish, splash and cheers around the Stark Recreation Center pool on the Mississippi University for Women campus Wednesday sum up, in their way, what Camp with a Mission is about.

Outreach to orphans gets boost from local lemonade stand

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Visitors to the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus July 8 encountered some new vendors -- 10 or 12 of them, all slight of size and eager to please.

Columbus Girlchoir invited to sing at New York's Carnegie Hall

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Distinguished Concerts International New York City has invited the Columbus Girlchoir and director Cherry Dunn to perform at Carnegie Hall.

 

Columbus Healthy Living Initiative hosts 'Funday' event Saturday

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

The AmeriCorps VISTA Columbus Healthy Living Initiative invites families to join in a "Sun-day Funday" event Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Townsend Community Center on 15th Street South in Columbus.

 

SOAR continues to encourage achievement

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Department of Family Centered Programs Adult Education celebrated their spring graduation on June 25.

MSMS World Language teacher chosen for Startalk Program

Posted 7/15/2017 in Community

Margaret Mary Henry, Russian teacher at the Mississippi School for Math and Science, is studying at Middlebury College this summer in a special course funded by the U.S. government.

Ahoy there: 'Beached' and loving it in Lowndes County

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

At first sight, she wasn't much to look at three years ago. Time and disuse had taken a heavy toll on the old boat.

Columbus couple donates new statuary to local church

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus is home to new sculpture recently gifted to the College Street church by JoAnn M. Walk Ferguson and Howard Ferguson.

 

Volunteers needed for ACS Boots and Bling Ball

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

The American Cancer Society and Camellia Hospice are seeking local volunteers to be a part of the inaugural Boots & Bling Ball scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4 at Trotter Convention Center in Columbus.

 

4-H youth represent county, region at equine competitions

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

Lowndes County 4-H youth recently participated in the Northeast Regional and State 4-H Horse Shows in Starkville and Jackson.

New agreement to benefit Jones County Junior College, MSU-Meridian students

Posted 7/8/2017 in Community

Mississippi State University and Jones County Junior College leaders are making it easier for students to complete baccalaureate programs.

Finding a way: Vision loss and the emergence of an artist

Posted 7/1/2017 in Community

Karen Powell is talented, straightforward, determined and witty. She is also blind. In one of her life's great ironies, it was in losing most of her sight that Powell discovered the visual artist inside.

MSU, partners help facilitate access to AP classes for rural school districts

Posted 7/1/2017 in Community

Mississippi State University is helping facilitate a program that will allow students in rural Mississippi school districts to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses from leading American scholars.

Sun and skin: Beware of the year-round threat

Posted 7/1/2017 in Community

Sunny, summer days and fair skin tones are not the only risk factors for skin cancer. Cold days, cloudy weather and dark complexions do not eliminate to risk of skin damage and cancers.

 

School news: University of Alabama graduates

Posted 7/1/2017 in Community

 

Columbus native, TV journalist earns law degree at 59

Posted 7/1/2017 in Community

Columbus native Taylor Henry recently earned a Juris Doctorate from the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia in the nation's capital.

 

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