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Rock Sanders: Life in the fast lane

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

Rock Sanders takes life at a pretty fast clip. Sometimes at more than 150 mph. Achieved in 4.60 seconds, within an eighth of a mile. And he's very good at it.

Area tennis program celebrates refurbished courts

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

Six newly-resurfaced tennis courts in east Columbus are giving the Golden Triangle Tennis program reason to celebrate.

Town & Tower Club presents community service awards

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

The Town & Tower Club presented the annual awards for outstanding service at its annual holiday luncheon held Thursday at Mississippi University for Women.

Carlos the camel in Montana has a Mississippi connection

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

Carlos lets out a long, low-pitched protest moan -- sounding suspiciously like Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" movies -- as Jim Watson says "sook sook" and gently pulls the enormous camel's head and halter downward.

 

Cage-free unit for hens is added to MSU poultry department

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

A new poultry research facility at Mississippi State University is addressing the growing consumer and corporate demands for cage-free eggs.

 

 

Participants needed for unique UA autism study

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

University of Alabama researchers are seeking youth participants for a theater-based autism spectrum disorder study cohort to begin in January 2019.

 

 

School news: Phi Kappa Phi inductees

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

 

Shackouls Honors College celebrates 50 years of honors education

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

Mississippi State's Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College is celebrating 50 years of the university's honors program supporting some of the nation's best and brightest students in their pursuit of educational excellence.

Lucca: A hero dog is remembered with display at Starkville's library

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

It may seem inconspicuous at first, the display case near the entrance of the Starkville Public Library. Take time to pause there, though, and meet Lucca, a remarkable dog -- a military hero that served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, leading more than 400 patrols as she searched for explosives, targets and ammunition. No soldier was ever injured on her patrol watch.

Photo: Meet the Junior Grand Marshals

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

Winners in the Columbus Christmas Parade Art Contest receive awards and prize monies Wednesday from Main Street Columbus parade planning committee members at The Commercial Dispatch offices. The local students will serve as junior grand marshals in the city's 7 p.m. Christmas parade Monday. They are, in front, from left, Luciana Gurrola, David Ross Chism, Andrew Bradberry and Carter Hutchins. Second row: Isabella Kerstetter, Isaac Zarandona, Isabelle Gilman, Ava Williams and Sadey McCraw. Behind them, from left, are committee members Lisa Kerby, Shannon Bowen, Jimmy Parker and Barbara Bigelow. More than 300 artworks were submitted in the contest.

 

Proactive moves can help reduce holiday stress

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

It's the time of year that many people look forward to and get excited about. For others, it's a very different story, one that seems stressful, chaotic, overwhelming and even depressing.

 

 

School news: Phi Kappa Phi

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

 

 

School news: ICC graduates

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

 

 

School news: McCloud graduates

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

 

MSMS senior is honored in nation's capital for her writing

Posted 11/24/2018 in Community

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science senior Victoria Gong was honored in Washington, D.C., for her creative writing Nov. 15.

Being thankful

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

As the end of 2018 hurtles toward us, we pause to be thankful. Whatever our circumstances, something in every life warrants gratitude. We asked some of our neighbors around the Golden Triangle to share a Thanksgiving memory that stands out to them, a memory they are grateful for. Hopefully all of us take time to remember more than a few, not just during this week of Thanksgiving, but all year through.

 

Jive Turkey Jam will stock pantries, offer entertainment

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

During this week of Thanksgiving, United Way of North Central Mississippi is grateful for the Jive Turkey Jam, an event to help United Way of North Central Mississippi's United We Feed program stock the shelves of needy families in a four-county area.

 

MUW department chair's art chosen for juried competition

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

Mississippi University for Women Department of Art and Design Chair Shawn Dickey's dimensional screen print titled "People Will Talk" was recently chosen to be displayed at the 2018 Southern Printmaking Biennale VIII International held at the University of North Georgia.

 

Prepare backyards now as safe havens for birds in winter

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

Ready or not, winter is on its way. Now is a good time to transform the backyard into a safe refuge for birds before unpredictable, harsh weather begins.

 

Southern Company creates MSU minority scholarship program, excellence fund

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

Southern Company, one of the leading energy companies in the United States, will help minority students pursue their dreams of a college education in an engineering discipline in the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University.

 

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