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A union of brothers: A phone call from Germany sets a meeting in motion -- and 'hearts are glad'

Posted 1/27/2018 in Community

On his 62nd birthday, with one extraordinary phone call, Stephen Carpenter's family doubled in numbers.

Columbus library creates online exhibit on Martin and 'displaced persons' in Lowndes County

Posted 1/27/2018 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library's Local History Department (LHD) has processed and created an online exhibit for the Mary A. McClure Hutchinson Martin collection covering 1945-1954.

Family publishes late Columbian's book as loving legacy

Posted 1/27/2018 in Community

A novel by the late Emily Henry Mackin, formerly of Columbus, has been published by her family and is now available for purchase on amazon.com.

Williams named director of development at The W

Posted 1/27/2018 in Community

Mississippi University for Women recently announced Brandy Williams as the director of development.

Town & Tower Prayer Breakfast set for Feb. 8

Posted 1/27/2018 in Community

Lendy Bartlett, minister of community outreach at Columbus Church of Christ, will be the featured speaker at Town & Tower's Prayer Breakfast Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 a.m. in Pope Banquet Room at Mississippi University for Women.

Get ready to grow: Sign-up is open for Master Gardener training

Posted 1/27/2018 in Community

A new Master Gardener Training course will soon begin in Mississippi county Extension offices.

For creatures great and small: When disasters strike, volunteers stand ready to deploy

Posted 1/20/2018 in Community

Carla Huston was hands-on for eight weeks after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, working alongside others to blunt the devastation to hundreds, if not thousands, of pets and livestock on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

 

Starkville-MSU Community Band enters 14th year, seeks musicians

Posted 1/20/2018 in Community

Mississippi State's band staff again is inviting university students and employees, as well as Golden Triangle residents with previous band experience, to participate in the Starkville-MSU Community Band.

 

English professor lauded for major publishing achievement

Posted 1/20/2018 in Community

"One of the most anticipated books of the fall." So proclaimed a recent review in New York-based Publishers Weekly about a two-volume set edited over recent years by Robert M. West, an associate professor of English at Mississippi State University.

Pick it up: Litter can harm wildlife, nature

Posted 1/20/2018 in Community

Most people who enjoy nature and being outdoors are careful to avoid littering -- not only because it is unsightly, but also because it can harm natural resources.

Painting the town: Thirty-eight and counting -- barn quilts decorate Lowndes County

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Drive down rural roads just over a year from now, and you may pass more than a hundred four-by-four-foot wood pallets covered in hues of reds, blues, oranges, purples and greens mounted on churches, barns and fences across Lowndes County.

A pioneer in meeting needs is thanked for his vision

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

The sign was not over-sized or pretentious, but it carried plenty of meaning on a cold Friday January morning in Columbus. "The ACT Center," it read, and for the individuals who for years have walked through the doors of the structure behind it, it represents identity.

 

Celebrate the new year with 10 free flowering trees

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Mississippians can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.

 

Ellis to keynote MLK Jr. Day Unity Breakfast at MSU Monday

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Former State Rep. Tyrone Ellis will be the featured speaker at Mississippi State during the university's 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast.

Evening of 'mystery, romance' to benefit United Way-NCMS

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Mystery and romance will be key ingredients in an entertaining evening of "whodunit" in Starkville Feb. 8. An annual Mystery Theatre Dinner benefiting United Way of North Central Mississippi begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Registration in progress for free CWJC training

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

Women seeking to develop improved job and life skills can receive free training through the Christian Women's Job Corps-Golden Triangle (CWJC), which is currently accepting applications for its spring semester.

Golden Triangle communities plan MLK Day events

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

Golden Triangle counties are gearing up for Martin Luther King Day Jr. Day, annually observed on the third Monday of January.

Obsessive ... expressive: Sometimes it all works out in a wonderfully weird way

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

Not so long ago, Joseph MacGown's studio was the great wide open, the hills, gravel and grass blurring past under the feet of a cross-country athlete.

 

State homeless agencies plan 2018 annual homeless census

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

The Mississippi Balance of State CoC (BoS), a group whose membership includes the majority of homeless service providers in Mississippi, plans to conduct a homeless census -- also known as a Point in Time Count (PIT) -- Jan. 22-26.

 

Help backyard birds weather the winter

Posted 1/6/2018 in Community

Americans in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico suffered through devastating hurricanes this year, and they weren't alone in their desolation -- Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria also caused unparalleled upheaval for wildlife, including bird populations.

 

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