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Valentine fundraiser to benefit Lee Home

Posted 2/11/2014 in Community

The Stephen D. Lee Foundation will hold its fourth annual Valentine's Day Party on Friday, Feb. 14 from 7:30 until 10 p.m.

And the beat goes on ... WMSV celebrates 20 year milestone with music and memories

Posted 2/9/2014 in Community

Station Manager Steve Ellis remembers that morning 20 years ago. The time was just before 6 a.m., March 21, 1994, and he was about to flip the switch for the first broadcast from WMSV 91.1, a new radio station on the Mississippi State University campus.

To the big screen: A Columbus native gets a 'ride along'

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

If you've seen the new blockbuster hit movie "Ride Along," then you've seen the work of Columbus native and stuntman Justin Evans. If you haven't yet seen the action flick, you've probably seen other examples of Evans' work without even realizing it.

Columbus Choral Society invited to Carnegie Hall

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced Tuesday that director Alisa Toy and the Columbus Choral Society have been invited to participate in the New York premier of John Purifoy's "Chronicles of Blue and Gray" on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City.

W accounting instructor offers tips for tax season

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

Tax season is officially under way, and Mississippi University for Women accounting instructor John Williams offers some tips to keep in mind when filing your 2013 tax return.

 

4-H pages needed for spring legislative role

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

Nothing teaches more about how government works than actually working in government, which four Mississippi 4-H youth will have the opportunity to do.

 

 

Retailer offers scholarships for young volunteers

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

Kohl's Department Stores are accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers for the 2014 Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program.

 

 

School news: Columbus Middle School and High School Honor Roll

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

 

Spring planting is near: Arbor Day Foundation offers redbud trees

Posted 2/1/2014 in Community

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Mississippi who joins the Foundation in February will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm.

Cultural exchange: The Golden Triangle can expect more Japanese visitors soon. Jim Dickey can help us be a gracious host

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

"When somebody asks me about Japan, it's hard to stop talking," admits Jim Dickey, with a wide grin spreading across his genial face. Tall and trim, the Columbus man continues writing "Welcome to Mississippi" in Japanese on a big dry erase board in a Mississippi University for Women classroom.

Redbud Reading Series launches in Starkville

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

On Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, authors Matthew Guinn of Jackson and Michael Piafsky of Mobile, La., will share the stage at 929 Coffee Bar in Starkville, where they will read from and discuss their celebrated debut novels. The event at 106 E. Main St. begins at 4 p.m.

Master Gardener training coming to Columbus in February

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

Have you been to Lee Park and noticed the containers of colorful flowers? Have you noticed the Butterfly Garden beside the Columbus Riverwalk? This garden has been used as an outdoor classroom this past year and will be used for many years to come to promote gardening and pollinators while beautifying the entry into the Columbus downtown area. Did you know these projects were brought to you by your local Master Gardeners?

'Both Sides of the Lens' exhibit now up

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

In the early 20th century, posing for a photographic portrait was an event. It was an opportunity for people to make meaningful statements about themselves, their families and their communities.

 

School news: Immanuel Honor Roll

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

 

 

Birth: Keon Jaquay Petty Jr.

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

 

 

Military brief: Riley graduates

Posted 1/25/2014 in Community

 

 

West Point MLK observance begins with march Monday

Posted 1/18/2014 in Community

The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Committee of West Point announced plans for a Jan. 20 celebration.

 

 

School news: Fairview Elementary Honor Roll

Posted 1/18/2014 in Community

 

 

School news: ICC Scholarship recipients

Posted 1/18/2014 in Community

 

 

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