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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.

 

 

MS Biz Journal: Casting for Mississippi movie coming soon (link)

Posted 5/24/2010 in Entertainment

 

Quilt time at the Macon Welcome Center

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

If quilts evoke thoughts of family, warmth and love, then Julia Graber's quilts are an extension of her life. She began experimenting with quilting in her 20s, and discovered a passion that has bloomed in the following years.

 

June 2 farewell reception set for MUW president

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

A farewell reception will be held in honor of Dr. Claudia A. Limbert, Mississippi University for Women's 13th president, on Wednesday, June 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Cochran Ballroom. The community is invited to attend.

 

Sounds like success: Starkville native earns Kennedy Center honor in sound design

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

A Starkville native has achieved a first for his home state. Thomas Sowers, a senior design and technical major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has become the first Mississippi student to win a national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival award.

Gift of transportation changes student's life

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

High school graduation is an exciting time for any senior, but for 18-year-old Kayla Blakeney, the big day had an extra sparkle. Four days prior, on awards night, the Caledonia High School student learned she had been selected to receive a 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport for college.

 

Former area educator Paul Ruffin publishes new book of essays

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

Louisiana Literature Press (Southeastern Louisiana University) recently released a new collection of familiar essays by former Columbian Paul Ruffin.

 

'Burnin' up the road': The Ride for Life 'to burn out cancer' gets personal

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

In 2007, when Shan Higdon and Bobby Mosley first hatched the idea of getting motorcyclists together to raise money to fight cancer, they couldn't know the bitter, ironic twists fate had in store. Both Shan's mother and father, as well as his father-in-law, would go up against the disease. All three are doing well.

Ryan Mott's art featured in chilling release

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

Starkville High School student Ryan Mott is a featured artist in a just-released book by renowned paranormal author and researcher Brad Steiger.

 

W students help construct halfway house for women

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

Every year, Mississippi University for Women's Office of Community Service partners with a local organization to coordinate a day of service. This year, the office worked to renovate a halfway house for women who have been released from prison.

 

 

Freedom Creek Festival set for May 28-29

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

Willie King's non-profit organization, the Rural Members Association, announces the 13th annual Freedom Creek Festival to be held at the traditional location in Old Memphis, near Aliceville, Ala., where Willie lived before his untimely passing March 8, 2009.

 

 

Mississippi Archivists unveil Facebook page

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

The Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) announces the unveiling of its organizational page on the social networking site Facebook.

 

Girl Power: Habitat for Humanity builds bond for mothers, daughters, women from all walks of life

Posted 5/8/2010 in Entertainment

"Window! We've got a window coming up!" The shout is heard above bursts from a nail gun and the buzz of power saws. Everyone makes way for a trio of women in bright red Habitat for Humanity T-shirts, transporting yet another finished window frame. They hoist it up to volunteers on the second floor level, one more step in turning piles of lumber into a home for a displaced family of six.

 

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