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4-County's new energy efficiency program is extreme

Posted 9/3/2016 in Community

A groundbreaking energy efficient program for homeowners is making life better for those eligible in the 4-County Electric Power Association service area.

 

The W to commemorate 50th anniversary of desegregation

Posted 9/3/2016 in Community

Beginning in September, Mississippi University for Women will launch a year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its desegregation.

 

Hazard Lecture Series to celebrate 25th anniversary

Posted 9/3/2016 in Community

For the past quarter century, the annual Hazard Lecture Series has offered the Golden Triangle opportunities to explore the worlds of history, artistic expression and science and medicine.

15th annual Tribute brings Tennessee Williams' unseen characters into the light

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

When Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" premiered in Chicago in 1944, it catapulted the Columbus-born playwright from relative obscurity to fame. It also introduced the world to the Wingfield family, Amanda, Tom and Laura -- a faded Southern belle of a mother, her restless son and shy, sensitive daughter.

 

MSU, MUW rank top in state for grads' average starting salaries

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

Golden Triangle institutions of higher learning rank high in 2016 analyses by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women are ranked first and second in the state for graduates' average starting salaries.

 

 

MSC announces Christmas (yes, Christmas!) parade theme

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

August has not yet made an exit, but believe it or not, it's not too early to make plans for the Columbus Christmas Parade, says Main Street Columbus.

 

Gordy Honors Forum to focus on campaign issues, dialogue

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's fall Gordy Honors College Forum Series will focus on fostering constructive civic dialogue about national issues during this contentious election season.

 

New Mississippi K-12 education magazine debuts

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

Online and print versions of a new publication covering Mississippi's public schools now are available statewide. "School Focus" recently was created to highlight accomplishments of teachers and students and will be published each fall and spring for educators, government officials and others working to advance K-12 education.

 

Prairie Arts Festival to showcase fine arts competition

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

West Point's annual Prairie Arts Festival Fine Arts Competition traditionally attracts some of the South's many talented artists. The 2016 event Sept. 3 will be no exception, organizers say. More than 25 applications have already been accepted, and additional entries are expected, according to Kathy Dyess of the West Point-Clay County Arts Festival which sponsors the Fine Arts competition.

'To the university I love most:' MSU receives Neely Tucker papers

Posted 8/27/2016 in Community

If Neely Tucker had to describe himself in five words or less, "Mississippi" and "Mississippi State" would be among them.

 

Columbus Rotary's 'Shots Felt Around the World' set for Saturday

Posted 8/20/2016 in Community

The Columbus Rotary Club will hold its second annual "Shots Felt Around the World" shooting competition Saturday, Aug. 27 at Prairie Wildlife in Clay County.

 

Celebrate Mother Goose at Friday's picnic

Posted 8/20/2016 in Community

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Edwina Williams' role as Mother Goose with the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

Feeling stuck? Christian Women's Job Corps offers empowerment

Posted 8/20/2016 in Community

Six years ago, Brenda Anderson was holding down a steady job, waking early to breakfast before joining the stream of humanity that works hard for what it has, loves family, abides by the rules and trusts that life will be gentle in return.

Templeton now leads MSU Small Business Development Center

Posted 8/20/2016 in Community

Charles H. "Chip" Templeton Jr. is the new director of the Small Business Development Center at Mississippi State.

 

Biting is common, but painful problem for kids

Posted 8/20/2016 in Community

Toddlers who like to bite are a common source of concern for parents, but moms and dads can help their children manage this behavior.

 

Cowbell canvas: A door prize leads to an enterprise celebrating spirit and special memories

Posted 8/13/2016 in Community

Vicki Burnett will tell you -- it all really began with bunco.

Rare find by MSU archaeological researchers gets international attention

Posted 8/13/2016 in Community

The account of a Mississippi State team's discovery of a very-out-of-place freshwater mussel shell currently is being featured in a specialized scientific journal.

 

Military brief: Fuller graduates

Posted 8/13/2016 in Community

 

Back to school: One family preserves a piece of America's one-room school history

Posted 8/6/2016 in Community

School bells silenced by the hot summer of 2016 stirred to life again this past week.

Noted artist to honor grandson with 'Art for EB'

Posted 8/6/2016 in Community

Like other third-graders at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School in Starkville, Gabe Valentine has been anticipating the first day of school.

 

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