There are family reunions -- and then, there is what the Heatwole women have done every year for nigh two decades. Seven sisters and their mother gather from Virginia, Delaware, Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, to sew and quilt together for a week to 10 days.
Preservation of America's history is not limited to official records. It's in stories passed down, in art, in family Bibles and diaries. And it's stored in stitches, in quilts made by many hands that went quiet long ago.
Winter's wane has everyone eager to get outside. That includes 1,102 students at Caledonia Elementary School who recently celebrated the grand opening of an outdoor classroom on campus.
With a focus on factors that affect heart health, the 2018 Imagine, Inspire, Challenge (II+C) Symposium at Mississippi University for Women will feature outstanding researchers in the field as well as faculty experts.
When Fannye Cook was born in Mississippi in 1889, women were not allowed to vote. They couldn't serve on juries. Some states had yet to officially grant women control over their own earnings. In a time when females were often regarded as unsuited to science, business or politics, Cook rewrote the script.
Ancient bones, giant spiders, outer space and human skulls were all on tap for Science Night at the Museum on the Mississippi State campus Feb. 15.
Mississippi State University will celebrate its 140th birthday Wednesday, Feb. 28 and mark the start of the annual online philanthropy event known as Hail State Giving Days.
Patron tickets to the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 2018 Charity Ball will be available from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Junior Auxiliary Hut located at 1000 Park Circle, next to Lee Park.
Mississippi University for Women will dedicate a new campus space, Pioneers Plaza, which honors individuals who have contributed to shaping the university's history, on Friday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Erin Kempker, chair of the Mississippi University for Women Department of History, Political Science, and Geography, and Lisa Shrestha, senior biology student, will represent The W at the Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Appreciation Day in Jackson Tuesday.
A lanky sixth-grader from Armstrong Middle School lopes across the floor, his orange oversized sweatshirt swinging with each long stride. With barely a pause, he drops his book bag on a table, walking on, eager to catch up with other middle schoolers who have already arrived.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library's Local History Department (LHD) has processed the records of the Woodlawn Cumberland Presbyterian Church covering the 1860s up to 1990.
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