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A vast, unseen world: Amateur radio operators use old, new technology to communicate globally

Posted 3/16/2019 in Community

Allen McBroom stands in the backyard outside his home west of Starkville pointing up toward the sky. "You see that?" he asks. Barely perceptible against the dusk-darkened tree line stretches a 102-foot long, 14-gauge wire, narrower than a pencil. "Over the past two weeks," McBroom continues, "I've talked to people from as far away as Japan and South Africa through that antenna."

Area filmmaker begins next feature film with MAC assist

Posted 3/16/2019 in Community

Independent filmmaker Michael Williams of West Point has more stories to tell. A $5,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) will help him do it.

MUW Alumni Association announces upcoming awards recipients

Posted 3/16/2019 in Community

Each year at Homecoming the Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association recognizes outstanding achievement and presents awards to selected recipients in the categories of Distinguished Alumni Achievement, Distinguished Achievement, Alumni Service and Outstanding Recent Graduate.

Rev up: An iconic car inspires one owner to try to get a new club started

Posted 3/9/2019 in Community

After a more than 30-year career, plus 13 years in the Army and Active Guard Reserves, Vantee Summerville finally "scratched an itch" he'd had since his days at Columbus' Hunt High School. Today, it gleams in his driveway, a sleek, powerful machine in metallic navy blue.

JA of Columbus announces 2019 Charity Ball court

Posted 3/9/2019 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus has announced the members of its 69th annual Charity Ball court that will be presented March 30 at Trotter Convention Center.

April marks Easter return to Carnegie Hall for Packwood

Posted 3/9/2019 in Community

Easter Sunday holds a special significance for Gary Packwood. It was Easter Sunday in 2012 when the director of the Mississippi State University Choir made his Carnegie Hall debut under the auspices of MidAmerica Productions, conducting his ensemble in a program of devotional music.

 

School news: Mississippi College honors

Posted 3/9/2019 in Community

 

School news: 'Who's Who' recognition

Posted 3/9/2019 in Community

Lindsey Cousar of Caledonia, Nicholas Ellis of Columbus and Dalton Outz of Macon are among 79 Mississippi College students who received "Who's Who" recognition at the Clinton campus.

Storm's wake: In the midst of calamity, giving back shines through

Posted 3/2/2019 in Community

Neighbors looking out their windows might have wondered what was going on in the middle of Eighth Avenue South Wednesday morning. Few would realize it was nothing short of a spontaneous prayer meeting, a mountaintop moment prompted by an unselfish act of kindness and the recipient's great joy.

Lowe named director of Outreach & Innovation at MUW

Posted 3/2/2019 in Community

Melinda Lowe has been named the director for Outreach & Innovation and coordinator of education at Mississippi University for Women.

School news: EMCC DECA

Posted 3/2/2019 in Community

 

School news: Phi Theta Kappa inductions

Posted 3/2/2019 in Community

 

Calling all lifelong learners: LION launches 'Learning in Our Neighborhood'

Posted 2/24/2019 in Community

Years ago, Marilyn Ford would help her daughter Brandi fall asleep with adventurous tales of Sir Gawain, an humble knight in service to King Arthur. The chivalric stories from a late 14th-century Middle English romance are some of Ford's favorites. Soon, she will get to share the Arthurian quests with inquisitive adults in a class titled "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."

Cardio for Kids teaches youngsters life-saving techniques

Posted 2/24/2019 in Community

"Awesome" was the word 10-year-old Shelby Reeves used to describe what she learned at Cardio for Kids Feb 16. Reeves and other youngsters were taught how to administer CPR and how to use an AED -- automated external defibrillator -- at the event presented by Columbus Cardiovascular Care on Willowbrook Road.

Triplets are becoming part of the Long Blue Line

Posted 2/24/2019 in Community

The rips at the knees of the blue jeans don't give them away. If not for the light blue surrounding the Owl logo on the gray sweatshirt, you might not be able to tell the difference between Jada, Jaylen and Jayon Granger.

Public invited to art history lecture: 'Radical Museum Architecture'

Posted 2/24/2019 in Community

Mississippi University for Women will host the Diane Legan Howard Art History Lecture Series, featuring Elise Lawton Smith, Sanderson Chair in Arts and Sciences at Millsaps College, Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.

 

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