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Going to bat: Grassroots effort helps more kids 'Play ball!' and learn life lessons

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At age 17, Josh Phillips of Oktibbeha County had never played organized baseball. Never stood on a pitcher's mound, staring down home plate. Never worried about a two-knuckle grip or the mechanics of a curveball.

Loaves & Fishes annual event enjoys a different twist

Posted yesterday in Community

Loaves & Fishes Community Soup Kitchen's annual fundraiser will have a different look this time around.

Kempker recognized for excellence in teaching

Posted yesterday in Community

Erin Kempker is invested in the American experience.

Registration underway for EMCC summer, fall terms

Posted yesterday in Community

Registration for summer and fall terms at East Mississippi Community College is underway.

School news: Region Awards Gala

Posted yesterday in Community

Students in the Phi Theta Kappa Beta Iota Zeta chapter on East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus attend the Mississippi/Louisiana Region Awards Gala 2019 at Mississippi State University. In front, from left, are advisor Alison Alexander and Kierra Hayes. In back are Melanie Moore, Julia Younger, Blair Madison, Lorie Jeffries, Alexis Turner, Gracin Sutton, Shelby Grice, Destiny Orr, Eric Ford and Krystal Hayes.

 

School news: Phi Kappa Phi inductions

Posted yesterday in Community

 

Mom to mom: MOPS knows moms need a support system, too

Posted 5/11/2019 in Community

As a young mother, Lorena Thomas was feeling a bit lost in 2010. She had two small daughters born 18 months apart, no experience with children and few people to lean on or ask advice of.

Nebraska to Noxubee: MSU welcomes latest artist-in-residence

Posted 5/11/2019 in Community

A young creative from Nebraska is bringing his talents to the Magnolia State as Mississippi State's newest artist-in-residence.

 

Giving back: Charity Boil to benefit homeless coalition

Posted 5/11/2019 in Community

For a fourth year, the Northside Charity Boil organized by Colin and Desiree Krieger will benefit the Golden Triangle Homeless Coalition.

 

 

Cotton District Juried Arts awards announced

Posted 5/11/2019 in Community

As part of its efforts to promote fine arts, the Cotton District Arts Festival hosts an annual Juried Arts Exhibit.

 

 

Oktibbeha Master Gardeners launch tomato contest

Posted 5/11/2019 in Community

If you've ever dreamed of growing the largest, most luscious summer tomato on the block, Oktibbeha County Master Gardeners organization has a deal for you.

 

The W announces free tuition program for Mississippi National Guard

Posted 5/11/2019 in Community

Earning the 2019-2020 Military FriendlyŽ Schools Designation, Mississippi University for Women announced The W Free Tuition Program Tuesday, furthering its support of service members.

Good moves: One skilled chess player is on a mission to pass it on

Posted 5/4/2019 in Community

Jamarius Daniels stared intently at the chess board in front of him. The seventh-grader propped his elbow on the table, his hand motionless in the air as he considered battle plans and risks. After a quiet moment, he began snapping his fingers. "I have a plan," he murmured. Snap, snap, snap.

Columbus-Lowndes Chamber hosts Senior Sendoff at EMCC

Posted 5/4/2019 in Community

About 750 seniors from high schools in Lowndes County attended a Senior Sendoff Wednesday in the Lyceum Auditorium on East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus.

Oktibbeha Master Gardeners put final touches on plants to sell

Posted 5/4/2019 in Community

Months of meticulous pampering of an extensive variety of edible and ornamental plants will soon pay off for the 50-plus members of the Oktibbeha County Master Gardeners whose mission is to foster education and improvement of horticultural practices.

 

Registration open for MSU freshman, transfer student orientation

Posted 5/4/2019 in Community

Mississippi State students who will be new freshmen or transfers in the fall are encouraged to register now for a summer orientation session.

 

School news: Creative awards

Posted 5/4/2019 in Community

East Mississippi Community College students earned awards April 12 in the Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association's annual workshop and contest at Holmes Community College. They attended with EMCC humanities instructors Janet Mullen, far left, and Marilyn Ford, far right. From left, students are Jordan Taylor of Caledonia (third place Poetry), Isabelle Ferrebee of Caledonia (honorable mention Literary Analysis), Justin Labonte of Caledonia (third place Literary Analysis) and Blair Madison of Columbus (second place Poetry, third place Short Fiction and honorable mention Poetry). EMCC's literary magazine took top honors for the third consecutive year in the contest among professionally printed journals.

 

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