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Registration for spring pre-college piano lessons opens

Posted 1/16/2016 in Community

For the fifth consecutive year, Mississippi State's music department is offering non-credit piano lessons to students in the Golden Triangle community.


'A beautiful language': A mother's story inspires an opportunity to broaden the conversation

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

Merrill Rosamond's perception of communication underwent a sea change in 1974. That's the year her eldest daughter was born in Florida. Any hearing impairment wasn't immediately apparent, but as time passed, telltale signs surfaced. Medical evaluations confirmed it. The sweet baby had been born deaf.

Boys & Girls Club Sports Talk Charity Fundraiser to feature Coach Ben Howland

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

Area youth involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Golden Triangle will get an opportunity to hear from one of their own -- Coach Ben Howland, Mississippi State University's head men's basketball coach.

Volunteer Columbus marks MLK Day of Service with coat drive

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

In observance of the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 18, the United Way's Volunteer Columbus is asking for donations of new and gently-used coats for children and adults this week.


Military brief: McCrary graduates

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community



Stop, think and put it in the trash, not down the drain

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

Most people don't like to think about what goes down the drain, but with rising costs for repairing broken pipes, clearing clogged lines and upgrading or replacing old water treatment equipment, a little knowledge can save everyone money.



ASPCA grant assists MSU-CVM program

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has awarded the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine a grant to support the college's Mobile Veterinary Clinics.


Photos: Signs of the times

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

Church signs. We take them for granted in the daily landscape that zips past in our haste to get from Point A to B, and then C, D and E. Each one, however, is a source of communication -- with existing church members, potential members and the community.

Book proceeds donated to fund Jack Cristil Scholarship at MSU

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

The proceeds of the biography of legendary Mississippi State University sports announcer Jack Cristil have been formally donated to the university to fund the Jack Cristil Endowed Scholarship in the university's communication department.


Make the commitment: diet and exercise, healthy lifestyle

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

Losing weight and starting an exercise program are New Year's resolutions that often fall quickly by the wayside.



MSU Extension launches Keys to Community program

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

Low voter turnout may not be a big deal to some Mississippians, but for a group of concerned experts with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, a lack of interest in the election process signals an educational opportunity.



Walk-A-Weigh -- 15-week program helps drop extra pounds

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

When the new year begins, so do commitments to drop extra pounds and live healthier lifestyles. But many people find it hard to keep these promises to themselves.


W prof, film critic talks about the big screen

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

For the film industry, the holiday season is a major opportunity to roll out blockbuster releases, says Dr. Van Roberts, a longtime movie aficionado.

Splinter: Artists strive to turn old abandoned house into an exhibition hall for Mississippi art

Posted 12/26/2015 in Community

The house at 1324 Third Ave. N. sits on the corner of 14th Street where it has been empty at least five years according to the neighbors. It's an old house, with dingy walls outside and an overgrown lawn, but when next-door neighbor and artist Dustin Vance looked at it, he saw its potential.


Ways you might begin money conversations with older parents

Posted 12/26/2015 in Community

When we think about money, we're not talking about just money, but also a host of related consequences and deeply felt emotions, says retirement specialist Lee Stoerzinger.


MSU professor helps feed a community

Posted 12/26/2015 in Community

One in nine people on earth do not have enough to eat; in America it's one in seven; and in Mississippi, one in four.


New Year's resolutions for responsible pet ownership

Posted 12/26/2015 in Community

Each New Year, people make resolutions to better various aspects of their lives, but for busy pet owners, it can be important to be reminded of the best ways to take care of the furry family.


Pearson named interim associate vice president at MSU

Posted 12/26/2015 in Community

A respected Mississippi State management professor who has served in a number of interim administrative roles now has another at the university.

Sharing Christmas: Volunteers deliver the gift of caring (and one actually hails from 'the North Pole')

Posted 12/19/2015 in Community

Santa Claus has a lot of calls to make every Christmas, so it should come as no surprise that he enlists helpers to make a few of them early.


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