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.
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.
Carly Belue of Caledonia will represent Lowndes County in the 70th Mississippi Miss Hospitality competition Friday and Saturday at the Saenger Theatre in Hattiesburg.
Mississippi State's Police Department is adding a new form of patrol, which will not only enhance campus safety, but also supports sustainability goals.
Ashley Gillespie's transition to the Mississippi University for Women lasted a day and a half.
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.
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.
For the first time, East Mississippi Community College will offer a program that qualifies students to take the Mississippi Board of Barber Examiners' test.
A veteran alumni relations professional is assuming additional duties at Mississippi University for Women.
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.
Heavy lifting and repetitive motions from gardening can put you at risk for stiff muscles and other joint pain.
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."
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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