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Extension Service Centennial celebrates with open house

Posted 4/26/2014 in Community

To celebrate 100 years of the Extension Service in Mississippi, the Lowndes County Extension office hosts an Open House with cake, punch and beverages Thursday, May 8 from 2-5 p.m. at the Lowndes County Extension Office, 318 Seventh St . N. in Columbus.

 

 

School news: New Hope Elementary School Honor Roll

Posted 4/26/2014 in Community

 

School news: EMCC awards

Posted 4/26/2014 in Community

 

School news: Guice honored

Posted 4/26/2014 in Community

 

 

Military brief: Spencer graduates

Posted 4/26/2014 in Community

 

Team spirit: For Relay for Life teams, it's more than just raising money -- it's personal

Posted 4/19/2014 in Community

For Carol Summerall, it's personal. And for Jean Bailey, Herod Granderson and Laura Brownlee. In fact, for the great majority of Relay for Life team members, the fight against cancer is personal.

Columbus set to host state convention of garden clubs

Posted 4/19/2014 in Community

"Columbus, Where Ideas Take Flight"is the theme for the 85th Annual Convention of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi to be held in Columbus April 22-24.

Columbus volunteers earn recognition at state GIVE Awards

Posted 4/19/2014 in Community

When nominations opened for the 2014 Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence -- or GIVE -- Awards earlier this year, Leslie Peel, director of the United Way Volunteer Columbus, was eager to seek recognition for some of the many "doers" in Lowndes County.

Pugh's 'Something Bigger' is Table Talk topic

Posted 4/19/2014 in Community

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library welcomes Aberdeen native Caroline Buffington Pugh to its April 23 Table Talk presentation. The author will read from and discuss her debut novel "Something Bigger," a thriller/romance set in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Quilts and codes: Folklore or fact, quilted messages of the Underground Railroad are project for local quiltmaker

Posted 4/12/2014 in Community

Did quilts serve as coded communication for escaping slaves navigating the Underground Railroad? The concept is debated among quilt and Railroad historians, but the idea -- as Bonnie Browning of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Ky., said to National Geographic News -- "makes a wonderful story."

CAC annual gala goes 'Jeans & Jewels'

Posted 4/12/2014 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council's annual gala takes a westward track this year with Jeans & Jewels on Saturday, April 26.

April is brimming with First Book reads

Posted 4/12/2014 in Community

Leslie Webber stood in front of a classroom of third-graders at Fairview Elementary School in Columbus April 1 and asked, "Who likes math?" Somewhat surprisingly, almost every student thrust a hand up.

 

SAAC announces arts grants recipients

Posted 4/12/2014 in Community

The Starkville Area Arts Council announces its Arts in Education Grant award recipients. Area teachers received a total of $4,695 to fund arts-related projects.

 

 

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