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A very special Christmas: Area mass choir to perform with Grammy-winning tenor (and it all began with a spot of channel surfing)

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

A few years ago, Doug Browning was casually flipping through channels and came across David Phelps. "I hear this voice, and I just back up and watch. I was riveted in my living room!" said the Columbus First United Methodist Church music director. Although no one could have foreseen it then, Browning's discovery planted the seed that will bring the Grammy and Dove Award-winning artist to the Golden Triangle Dec. 21 at Rent Auditorium.

Changes unveiled for interactive Bethlehem

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

Unwrap the real "gift" of Christmas by stepping back some 2,000 years into the village of Bethlehem, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 13-15, from 6 to 8 p.m., as First Baptist Church in Columbus presents "First Christmas" at a new location -- Brickerton on Military Road.

Pugh's design will represent Cotton District Festival

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

The official poster design for the 2014 Cotton District Arts Festival was unveiled Nov. 19 at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

 

Holidays offer chance to teach kids to serve others

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

During the holidays, children often focus on the gifts that await them, but now is the perfect time for parents to reinforce the importance of giving.

 

 

School news: Fairview Elementary Honor Roll

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

 

 

School news: Sale Elementary Honor Roll

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

 

 

School news: Edmondson receives honor

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

 

 

Birth: Zuri Arayah Jethrow

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

 

 

Military brief: Edwards completes training

Posted 12/7/2013 in Community

 

'Messiah': An annual touchstone invites area singers to join the 'joyful noise'

Posted 11/30/2013 in Community

"It's in the bones of the English-speaking world," James Allen says, and you can hear it again Dec. 10 when "Columbus Sings Messiah" comes to Annunciation Catholic Church, 823 College St.

Starkville Tour of Homes: Looking a lot like Christmas

Posted 11/30/2013 in Community

When it comes to Christmas, Charlotte McNeal feels she is more child than grown-up. Which is one of the reasons she and her husband, Eddie, are looking forward to having their home among the five on tour Sunday, Dec. 8 for the Starkville Civic League's annual Christmas Tour of Homes.

 

Poindexter Hall earns two preservation awards

Posted 11/30/2013 in Community

The recently renovated Poindexter Hall, located on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, earned two preservation awards by the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association.

 

 

Rich or poor ... budgeting is key to holiday survival

Posted 11/30/2013 in Community

The amount of money available to a person does not change the importance of sticking to a budget during the holidays. "People from any economic group can dig themselves into a hole during the holidays if they get carried away with emotional or irrational spending," said Bobbie Shaffett, family resource management professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

 

Irish Tenors' 'Christmas' coming to Golden Triangle Dec. 4

Posted 11/30/2013 in Community

To help usher in the holiday season at Mississippi State and the Golden Triangle area, the university's Lyceum Series is featuring The Irish Tenors in concert.

Loss of limb never slows down athlete-turned-mom

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community

LeAnn Sanders Shelton firmly believes softball helped her overcome the loss of her left arm. The lawn mower accident that took it happened when she was 4. The Reform, Ala., native began playing ball at age 5. Softball gave Shelton challenges and hard knocks. But it also instilled in her discipline and dedication.

Photos: Autumn Leaves

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community

I first heard the song "Autumn Leaves" when I was very young. My parents often played pianist Roger Williams' 1955 chart-topping instrumental version on the turntable in the den. Williams' incredible runs down the keyboard perfectly evoke visions of leaves, red and gold, drifting to earth.

Pioneer families remembered with Bible donation to Columbus library

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community

Lowndes County produced Revolutionary War patriots. The Bernard Romans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to know more about who they were, what they did and where they rest in peace.

 

School news: Immanuel Honor Roll

Posted 11/23/2013 in Community

 

 

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