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Keeping it fresh from the garden to the table

Posted 8/26/2017 in Community

Gardening enthusiasts spend the summer weeding, watering and tending to vegetables. The effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest. Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.

 

Photo: New CPD officers

Posted 8/26/2017 in Community

New Columbus Police Department officers recently completed police academy training. Pictured Aug. 10 are, in front from left, Officer Raymond Lee, Director of Training Elizabeth Patrick, Public Relations Officer Rhonda Sanders, Officer Eugene Betts, Officer Haley Lucas, Officer Emily Konior, Officer Tommie Stinson, Officer Aaron Conley and Officer Erica Moody. On the second row are Assistant Chief Fred Shelton, Physical Fitness Instructor Kevin McCrary, Officer John Tulipan, Officer Alvin Ellis, Chief Oscar Lewis, Officer Raymond Cyr, Officer Kenneth Davis and Officer Jonathan Vergne.

Caution: ID theft can disrupt access to health care

Posted 8/26/2017 in Community

Much attention is focused on preventing identity theft to safeguard finances, but medical identity theft can be just as devastating.

New guidelines in place now for Operation Christmas Child boxes

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

As summer fades and social media announces how many weeks remaining until Dec. 25, thoughts begin turning to Operation Christmas Child (OCC).

A caring thread: Volunteers are needed as Angel Gowns honor the smallest souls among us

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

Only a few years ago, Sandra Corbett couldn't sew a straight line. Now every stitch she makes comes from the heart. Corbett helps transform donated wedding, prom and formal dresses into "angel" gowns.

Polk represents state at DAR Congress in Washington

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

Hellen Polk of Starkville spent the days just before July 4 last month immersed in patriotism in Washington, D.C.

Perkins named interim executive director of University Relations

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

A veteran communications professional is being named interim executive director of University Relations at Mississippi University for Women.

Free Job Corps training for women open for registration

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

For women who are unemployed or underemployed, Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC) offers a path to improved job and life skills.

MSU, Habitat partner to build ninth Maroon Edition home

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity officials broke ground Aug. 11 on the ninth Maroon Edition home, which will be built this fall by volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and MSU.

Six decades later, a veteran gratefully receives medals

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

Sixty-two years after Aaron Harcrow Sr. served his last day in the United States Army, the 84-year-old received four medals for his honorable service.

 

Library to host Back-to-School Banana Bonanza

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host a Back-to-School Banana Bonanza from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.

 

Area songwriter, performer is recipient of MAC grant

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

Blues musician Big Joe Shelton of Macon has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).

Columbus artist awarded Best of Show

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

Thomas Nawrocki, art professor emeritus at Mississippi University for Women, recently received the Best of Show Award at the fifth annual National Juried Exhibition at the Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, Virginia.

Toy stories: In Erik Studdard's 'small world,' little toys can tell epic tales

Posted 8/8/2017 in Community

Erik Studdard scrabbled around in the drawer of a plastic storage bin. It's a repository for superheroes, warriors and villains, even a fierce black steed, nostrils flared.

 

Artists call: Designs invited for bicentennial postcards

Posted 8/5/2017 in Community

Mississippi's bicentennial is the theme of a postcard project organized by the Columbus Arts Council.

 

 

International Paper Foundation accepting grant applications

Posted 8/5/2017 in Community

International Paper's Columbus Mill is accepting applications for International Paper Foundation grants at ipgiving.com through Friday, Sept. 29.

 

 

Military brief: Lewis joins

Posted 8/5/2017 in Community

 

Registration open through Aug. 18 for MSU's Marching Honor Band

Posted 8/5/2017 in Community

As Mississippi State prepares for another exciting season of Bulldog football at Davis Wade Stadium, the university's Famous Maroon Band is accepting applications from high school musicians for its annual Marching Honor Band.

 

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