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Painting the town: Thirty-eight and counting -- barn quilts decorate Lowndes County

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Drive down rural roads just over a year from now, and you may pass more than a hundred four-by-four-foot wood pallets covered in hues of reds, blues, oranges, purples and greens mounted on churches, barns and fences across Lowndes County.

A pioneer in meeting needs is thanked for his vision

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

The sign was not over-sized or pretentious, but it carried plenty of meaning on a cold Friday January morning in Columbus. "The ACT Center," it read, and for the individuals who for years have walked through the doors of the structure behind it, it represents identity.

 

Celebrate the new year with 10 free flowering trees

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Mississippians can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.

 

Ellis to keynote MLK Jr. Day Unity Breakfast at MSU Monday

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Former State Rep. Tyrone Ellis will be the featured speaker at Mississippi State during the university's 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast.

Evening of 'mystery, romance' to benefit United Way-NCMS

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Mystery and romance will be key ingredients in an entertaining evening of "whodunit" in Starkville Feb. 8. An annual Mystery Theatre Dinner benefiting United Way of North Central Mississippi begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Registration in progress for free CWJC training

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

Women seeking to develop improved job and life skills can receive free training through the Christian Women's Job Corps-Golden Triangle (CWJC), which is currently accepting applications for its spring semester.

Golden Triangle communities plan MLK Day events

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

Golden Triangle counties are gearing up for Martin Luther King Day Jr. Day, annually observed on the third Monday of January.

Obsessive ... expressive: Sometimes it all works out in a wonderfully weird way

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

Not so long ago, Joseph MacGown's studio was the great wide open, the hills, gravel and grass blurring past under the feet of a cross-country athlete.

 

State homeless agencies plan 2018 annual homeless census

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

The Mississippi Balance of State CoC (BoS), a group whose membership includes the majority of homeless service providers in Mississippi, plans to conduct a homeless census -- also known as a Point in Time Count (PIT) -- Jan. 22-26.

 

Help backyard birds weather the winter

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

Americans in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico suffered through devastating hurricanes this year, and they weren't alone in their desolation -- Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria also caused unparalleled upheaval for wildlife, including bird populations.

 

Mississippi Hills announces $150,000 available in community grants

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

The application period for the Mississippi Hills Community Grant Program begins on Jan. 3 and ends on Feb 28.

 

Resolved: Get more zzzz's

Posted 12/30/2017 in Community

Michael knows he can do better. The up-and-coming staffer at a local manufacturing firm has an eye on making the management team before long. He's felt flat lately, though -- physically and mentally -- and he thinks he knows why.

Columbus library digitizes scrapbook, offering glimpse of area life

Posted 12/30/2017 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library's Local History Department (LHD) has processed and digitized the Wylie Coleman Banks Scrapbook covering life in and around Lowndes County from 1911 to 1913.

MSU architecture majors make Oktoc Community Club more accessible

Posted 12/30/2017 in Community

Efforts by nearly 20 Mississippi State architecture majors are making the Magnolia State's oldest community club more accessible.

Famous Maroon Band seeks gifts for new practice field at MSU

Posted 12/30/2017 in Community

The Famous Maroon Band at Mississippi State University is seeking $600,000 in private gifts toward a new synthetic turf field that will enable practice sessions during extreme weather.

CHS singers are making a joyful noise

Posted 12/23/2017 in Community

As the final note of "Carol of the Bells" faded, those listening at Leadership Plaza in downtown Columbus Wednesday morning showed their appreciation with applause.

Photos: Keeping Christmas

Posted 12/23/2017 in Community

Tonight there may not be a creature stirring, but in the days leading up to Christmas, the young and young-at-heart have been active. Excitement has filled the air at parades, tree lightings and special events that lit up smiles and often touched the heart. Enjoy these few moments of the season captured by camera. And don't forget to put out a little something for the reindeer.

Belle Fleur Garden Club goes retro, celebrates 50th anniversary

Posted 12/23/2017 in Community

While not everyone may find turning 50 so much fun, Belle Fleur Garden Club is making the most of it.

MSMS student wins contest in international competition

Posted 12/23/2017 in Community

A Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science student is a contest winner in an international competition among high school students of Russian.

St. Paul's group gives back to community

Posted 12/23/2017 in Community

On Wednesday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church's Junior Daughters of the King members delivered on multiple service projects they took on this Christmas season.

 

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