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Small hands have big hearts for local servicemen

Posted 7/4/2010 in Entertainment

Children attending Vacation Bible School at the Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Steens June 21-25 learned an important lesson the surest way -- by doing.

The wonderful world of ... Andy Harkness

Posted 7/4/2010 in Entertainment

When Andy Harkness was bagging groceries on the night shift at Starkville's Sack and Save 18 years ago, he had no idea his future was about to become so ... well, animated.

In spite of a life-changing injury, 'can't' is not in LeAnn Shelton's vocabulary

Posted 6/26/2010 in Entertainment

LeAnn Shelton made up her mind a very long time ago it's better to laugh than cry about what can't be changed. And please don't tell her there's anything she can't do. The 28-year-old Reform, Ala., woman has been proving that wrong since losing her left arm in a riding mower accident when she was 4 years old.

Join Nash Street for music video

Posted 6/20/2010 in Entertainment

Put the grassroots country music of Starkville-based Nash Street and the grand old Delta Queen steamboat together. Throw in a low country boil, an eager audience, and what do you get? Good times and a music video that will herald the next stage of the talented quintet's career.

Gene and Dale Robertson make sweet music and memories

Posted 6/20/2010 in Entertainment

For more than a quarter of a century, father and son have shared the stage, performing side by side in the band known as Gene Robertson and the Echoes -- Dad on bass and vocals, Dale on guitar and vocals.

 

Kirkpatrick receives Kossen Faculty Excellence Award

Posted 6/13/2010 in Entertainment

Mary Jo Kirkpatrick, chair of the Associate in Science Nursing program at Mississippi University for Women, was recently honored with the Kossen Faculty Excellence Award.

 

 

Pinchuk named MUW Faculty Member of the Year

Posted 6/13/2010 in Entertainment

Dr. George V. Pinchuk, associate professor of biology, was recently named Faculty Member of the Year at Mississippi University for Women.

 

Friday marks local release show for Mississippi John Doude

Posted 6/8/2010 in Entertainment

Even as John Doude studied engineering at Mississippi State University, the music called. After two years of college, the McCool native answered it. His swampy blend of Southern rock, deep roots blues and Americana has been drawing in fans ever since.

'Plant' your questions on the 'Gestalt Gardener'

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

"There is something terribly wrong if you aren't growing -- and even sharing -- at least one or two pretty things you can eat," preaches Felder Rushing.

Camp Rising Sun remembers one of their own

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

The chance spotting of a small piece of paper on a bulletin board at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., more than 16 years ago first brought Tara Jo Stover into the lives of Camp Rising Sun volunteers. Bonds of friendship and love firmly kept her there.

The age of Generals: Alums fondly remember Columbus' Lee High

Posted 6/6/2010 in Entertainment

As 'Lee High' nears closing, a building's history stirs memories

 

Sounds of Summer in the air tonight

Posted 6/3/2010 in Entertainment

If you're downtown tonight around 7, be still and listen. You might hear the Sounds of Summer.

 

Flying high: With courses blooming in the Golden Triangle, disc golfers think sport poised to take off

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

The golfer steps up to the tee. Evaluates distance, line, the breeze. Focused on the fairway, he assumes position. His friends stop their easy banter, falling still and silent.

 

Columbus library launches adult summer program

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

"Water Your Mind -- Read" is this summer's theme at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library located at 314 Seventh St. N. in Columbus.

 

 

Musical 'Pops in Pink' brings back the good ole days

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

"Lipstick on Your Collar," "P.S. I Love You" and "Where the Boys Are" are a sampling of the musical gems in store at the Center for Breast Health and Imaging Pops in Pink fundraiser in Starkville Saturday, June 5.

 

'The First 55 Years': Opry veteran preserves a piece of musical history

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

Fiddling has been a way of life for Jim Brock of Pickens County, Alabama. From the radio and TV show circuits of the 1950s and '60s, to the revered Grand Old Opry stage, he's been there. As fiddler with Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys, Bill Monroe and Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Brock helped score an era of authentic country music.

Columbian's art chosen for N.Y.'s Mississippi Picnic

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

JACKSON -- Karen Jamison of Columbus has been commissioned by The New York Society for the Preservation of Mississippi Heritage to do an original art piece for the 31st Anniversary of the Mississippi Picnic in Central Park.

 

Vaughn named VP of MSU research

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

A nationally recognized authority on cyber-security and head of Mississippi State University's computer science and engineering department is the university's new associate vice president for research.

 

 

Memorial Day marks growing season start for many

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the gardening season for many. It is the time families plant their vegetables, containers of flowers and spruce up their landscapes.

 

 

U.S.-Vietnam relations to be examined in MSU program

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

A Fulbright Scholar and authority on Vietnam will discuss the Southeast Asian country's relationship with the United States and other topics during a June 7 program at Mississippi State University.

 

 

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