Almost 80 years after Ben F. Chilcutt -- Mr. Ben -- founded Ben F. Chilcutt and Sons, the family business known widely as New Home Building Stores welcomes the fifth generation to learn the ropes.
Candy Crecink of Starkville has been the executive director of the United Way of North Central Mississippi since only late May.
The Columbus Arts Council will institute a new initiative Thursday during the opening reception for its July exhibit.
Reid Nevins knows tomatoes.
If ears can actually "burn," Connie Tilley's surely must have been tinged red on Tuesday.
Doil Moore could barely keep up. The run on fresh vegetables and fruit at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus Monday afternoon kept vendors hopping.
Christopher is like plenty of 9-year-old boys: He's a Mississippi State Bulldogs fan and likes Xbox video games. Baseball, soccer and swimming rank high on his list. He is learning mixed martial arts and is a whiz with Legos. But Christopher is also living without his father.
The goal is hefty, but Palmer Home for Children hopes to raise $120,000 Thursday with a third annual Radiothon on the SuperTalk Mississippi Network.
June is a busy month for organizers of Columbus' Tennessee Williams Tribute.
Rapheal Skinner of Macon may be only 10 years old, but he thinks he has a pretty good idea of what he'd like to do later in life.
"You did say this is for beginners, right?"
Walt Aldridge is very good at what he does.
Summer brings with it a host of camps for kids of every age, from swimming and tennis to canoeing and cooking.
After-school meals, mentoring young men, a critical phone system upgrade -- these are a few of the initiatives coming to various Columbus organizations thanks to United Way of Lowndes County Venture Grants totaling almost $30,000.
There was a time when most of us really knew our neighbors -- could call them by name, ask about their children, share a little something from the garden or kitchen, or count on them in an emergency.
Duck adoptions are underway. But these particular yellow fowl require no feeding or vet visits -- only a contribution the Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity can use to change the trajectory of a family's life.
Live music will soon echo from the banks of the Columbus Riverwalk.
The many volunteers who work week in and week out to ensure the hungry of Lowndes County receive basic sustenance remind the community that tickets are still available for the Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen's major annual fundraiser.
When Joseph R. Johnson landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, June 6, 1944 -- D Day -- he prayed fervently the blessing his daddy had said for him the day he left the farm at 17 for the Army would kick in.
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