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MSU's Marshall to present Progressive Era talk Thursday

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

In celebration of the national touring exhibition "The Age of Progressive Reform: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917" currently open at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Dr. Anne Marshall will present "The Progressive Era: A Search for Order" Thursday Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room.

 

Earl Klugh opens Lyceum year of music, dance and drama

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's 2010-11 Lyceum Series opens Oct. 5 with Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh, followed by a myriad of musical talent from the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble to Montana Repertory Theatre's "Bus Stop."

MUW Center for Academic Excellence welcomes new director, focus

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women's Center for Academic Excellence, formerly known as academic advising, is prepared to help all MUW students succeed.

Come on in! A restored Tennessee Williams Welcome Center rolls out the welcome mat

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Like any noble, but aging, grand lady, the 135-year-old Tennessee Williams Welcome Center at 300 Main St. in Columbus had earned a bit of doting attention. While closed to the public from May until earlier this month, that is exactly what it got -- inside and out.

 

VIDEO: Tennessee Williams Stella-Shouting Contest

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

Thomas Easterling, an English teacher at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, won first place in the Tennessee Williams Stella Shouting Contest.

 

'Charlie's Angels' reunite for Waldron's 96th birthday

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

When Charles Waldron came to Mitchell Engineering Co. (later CECO Corp.) in Columbus in 1965 as general sales manager, he had no way of knowing some of the colleagues he met that year would be helping him blow out birthday candles 45 years later.

 

Columbus and Starkville host art swap

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council and Starkville Area Arts Council are sharing artistic talent this month. In a mutual exchange, each arts organization is displaying two- and three-dimensional work from the other.

 

HEARTS After-School Program ready for reading and reindeer

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

On Monday, the HEARTS After-School Reading Program opens its doors to Columbus students and begin its ninth year of service to the community. The tutoring ministry for children from kindergarten to fourth grade who need that bit of extra help will focus on a yearlong theme: "Inch by Inch -- Reading is a Cinch."

Empty Bowls sets community bowl-making days

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

One thousand bowls. That's the goal organizer Al (Alisa) Holen has set for the second annual Empty Bowls event in Columbus Nov. 6. "That's double last year's count," said the Mississippi University for Women ceramics instructor.

Back to basics: The storied longbow has loyal champions in this skilled pair

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

Dr. Gerry Jeffcoat and Bobby Cooper are pretty sure they were born a century or so too late.

Newly renovated Tennessee Williams home debuts

Posted 9/10/2010 in Entertainment

The atmosphere was almost religious Thursday at the grand opening of the newly renovated Tennessee Williams Welcome Center in downtown Columbus.

Tour offers glimpse of Victorian era

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

After two and a half years of "straight work," Michael Smith and his wife, Sabrea, look forward to sharing their restored 1878 Victorian home at 1301 Third Avenue North with visitors on the Tennessee Williams Tribute Tour of Victorian Homes Sunday, Sept. 12. They join Betty Miller, opening her circa 1900s cottage, and Scott and Helen Pridmore's circa 1880 home, both on College Street, on the 2-5 p.m. tour.

New Tree of Life blooms at First Presbyterian

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

In the morning quiet, Pastor Tom Bryson can stand in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church in Columbus and marvel as the rising sun creates a rainbow in that peaceful space. The new phenomenon is thanks to a striking stained glass window designed by Joseph Beyer of Philadelphia, Pa., and installed by Beyer Studio craftsmen in August.

 

TWT scholars' presentations offer insight

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

The life, times and works of the late Tennessee Williams will be explored in free scholars' talks Sept. 10-11 at Carrier Chapel on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.

 

Table Talk revisits where it all began

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its September Table Talk series with a discussion of influential childhood books Wednesday. Panelists Nina Ferrante, George Hazard and Jo Shumake join moderator Margo Bretz Sept. 8 at noon in the library meeting room, 314 Seventh St. N.

 

McDaniel exhibit opens at Macon Welcome Center

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

Through September, the Macon Welcome Center will feature the artworks of Dora Taff McDaniel, a Southern artist with roots in Noxubee County. McDaniel has attained a solid reputation among designers and art collectors for her exquisite watercolor interpretations, as well as for her skills in oil and acrylics.

 

 

Noxubee Refuge dedicates new trail off Highway 25

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

Refuge Manager Henry Sansing and the Friends of Noxubee Refuge invite the public to visit Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge's newly finished Craig Pond Trail for a dedication and ribbon cutting Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. to noon.

 

 

PTO to bring parenting expert Rosemond to Columbus

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

Immanuel Center for Christian Education's Parent Teacher Organization will present nationally-syndicated columnist, best-selling author and recognized parenting expert John Rosemond for a day of parenting seminars Tuesday, Sept. 14.

 

Columbus library hosts 'Creating Modern America' exhibit

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

The national touring exhibition, The Age of Progressive Reform: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917, is on display at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N., through Sept. 30.

Echoes on the river: Rufus Ward's 'Tombigbee River Steamboats' holds 'stories worth remembering'

Posted 9/4/2010 in Entertainment

With a shiver of imagination, someone standing on the bank of the Tombigbee River channel at Columbus' Riverwalk could fancy the scenes and sounds of yesteryear.

 

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