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What's the last photo on your phone?

Posted 7/26/2014 in Community

In the 21st Century every moment can be captured. That can be good or bad, depending on how you look at it. The advent of the camera phone has created endless possibilities, with minimal bulk, to document our lives. What's the last photo on your phone?

 

Digital dangers lurk as school begins again

Posted 7/26/2014 in Community

As students head back to the classroom, parents should remain aware of their children's online behavior -- whether for school assignments or socializing.

 

 

Abandoned horses keep flooding overtaxed rescues

Posted 7/26/2014 in Community

 

Trending now -- Area grands put their personal spin on summer camp

Posted 7/19/2014 in Community

Bess Swedenburg's Camp Mayhew has been convening for more than 20 years, proving that the latest Grandma Camp craze is not all that new. This summer, four Lowndes County grandmas created personalized camps for their visiting grandchildren.

186th Tabernacle camp meeting hosts community events

Posted 7/19/2014 in Community

The Tabernacle Camp Meeting marks its 186th anniversary July 26 through Aug. 3 with a week of worship, fellowship and play just east of Columbus.

 

Military brief: Wright graduates

Posted 7/19/2014 in Community

 

 

School days ahead: Keep lunchboxes clean

Posted 7/19/2014 in Community

Many children get sick when the school year starts up, and germs may be lurking in an unexpected place: the lunchbox.

 

New head named for MSU department

Posted 7/19/2014 in Community

A biochemist with 37 years of experience has been named head of Mississippi State University's Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Hey, you do-it-yourselfers: Columbus now has a community garden

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

Invasive nutgrass can't hide from Sarah Sanders. Kneeling beside a wood-framed garden plot Tuesday, she eradicated stray intruders bold enough to show their green faces in a bed of peppers. "Look how easy that came up. I grew up in the Delta, and you can't pull a weed up there -- you've got to dig it out!" she beamed.

Boys and Girls Club gets a dose of JA's Fit and Fabulous Forever

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

The Junior Auxiliary of Columbus presented its Fit and Fabulous Forever project at the Boys and Girls Club in Columbus July 8.

 

Listen up: July is national cell phone courtesy month

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

It's one of the greatest inventions of our time, but as the cell phone has developed into the smartphone, it's also one of the greatest distractions, too.

 

 

Safe-sweat exercise workshop is Saturday

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

Exercise is important, but knowing how to handle summer's heat while working out could be a life saver.

 

 

Columbus receives National Main Street accreditation

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

Columbus is among Mississippi cities designated as having accredited National Main Street Programs, the National Main Street Center and Mississippi Main Street Association announced Wednesday.

 

Operation Christmas Child hosts 'Christmas in July'

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

Operation Christmas Child Regional Manager Shelli Wisard of Atlanta will be in Columbus Saturday, July 19 to share experiences she had on a recent trip to distribute OCC shoeboxes in the Philippines.

Smith's 'The Hands of Strangers' to release on ebook Tuesday

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

On Tuesday, July 8 Michael Farris Smith's gripping 2011 novella, "The Hands of Strangers," will experience its second release -- this time by Simon & Schuster, in ebook form.

A cultural exchange: Melted artillery and water buffalo horn link a local 'ambassador' to global artisans

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

Sara Gallman lives in Caledonia at the end of a winding gravel drive, and next to a field of beautiful corn growing tall and straight. She goes to work every weekday at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park at Mississippi State University, then comes home to her husband, Tony, and three lively children -- JW, Michael and Katie Beth. A "typical" mom, doing what millions of other moms do.

 

Military brief: Carmichael gradates

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

 

 

Military brief: Chaney graduates

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

 

Baptist makes donations for disaster relief

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle and the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation have made donations to two organizations to help Mississippians affected by recent spring storms, especially those living in Tupelo, Columbus and Louisville.

 

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