Images of juke joints of the Mississippi Delta by local photographer Birney Imes will be on display at the Black Prairie Blues Museum.
MSU welcomes high school students from rural districts for advanced physics, computer science program
Nearly 100 promising Mississippi high school students from 13 rural districts are finishing their second week of the Advanced STEM Summer Preparatory Program at Mississippi State University to prepare for success in rigorous, advanced placement coursework this coming academic year.
Mississippi University for Women will continue to prioritize health, safety and well-being for the spring 2021 semester. Classes will begin Monday, Jan. 11 and end
Do you want to learn how to discuss your health with your doctor? Do you want to know more about technology that can help put you on a healthy path? What technology is available to help streamline your health at home?
Todd Rowan of Starkville was just a youngster exploring the Mississippi State campus when he first came across one of the largest paintings he’d ever seen.
Homegrown, homemade and handcrafted holiday gifts and foods will be showcased by about 60 vendors from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday during the 11th annual Hitching Lot Holiday Market in Columbus.
Mississippi University for Women’s International Student Association continues the tradition of celebrating international culture with ISA Night, Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in Rent Auditorium.
On Thursday, April 14 Mississippi University for Women’s Gordy Honors College Forum Series will feature filmmaker Robin Blotnick, who will screen and discuss his documentary, “The Hand that Feeds.”
Photographer Martin J. Dain was one of the few who photographed author William Faulkner at Rowan Oak, the writer’s home in Oxford. A selection of those images are compiled in a traveling exhibit, “Faulkner’s World: The Photographs of Martin J. Dain,” on display at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library through June 22.
There will be a decided Southern drawl added to New York City’s Central Park Saturday, June 9, when Mississippians and friends from far and near converge for the 33rd annual Mississippi Picnic in the Big Apple, presented in part by the Mississippi Development Authority.
In conjunction with the National Day of Prayer May 3, the privately-funded Christian Community Organization invites citizens of Columbus and surrounding areas to join in an observance Thursday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse at 502 Second Ave. N.
When Jim Tucker graduated from S.D. Lee High School in 1952, it’s possible he imagined that, six decades later, he might return to Columbus for a milestone class reunion. But he could not have envisioned he’d be sitting beside his daughter, signing books filled with memories from a significant part of his life.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its series of April Table Talks with a presentation by award-winning columnist and journalist Rheta GrimsleyJohnson. Grimsley Johnson, whose nationally-syndicated column appears weekly in The Commercial Dispatch, will focus her talk on her recently-published book “Hank Hung the Moon … and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts” (NewSouth, 2012). This “musical memoir” looks at the South of the 1950s and 1960s through the lens of the seminal songwriter Hank Williams.
The Mississippi Baptist Singing Churchmen, one of Mississippi’s most outstanding men’s choirs, will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Columbus Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m.
Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Health and Kinesiology will host its annual community health fair on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Pohl Gymnasium on campus.
This year’s theme is “Achieving Health and Wellness.” Participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field about how they can live a healthier lifestyle and achieve their health goals.
In a forthcoming book, Starkville historian Dennis S. Nordin presents nearly a dozen case studies of elected African-American leaders who won various offices because of strong support by the majority.
Mardi Gras revelry will arrive early in West Point when volunteers from the West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter throw their second annual Mardi Gras celebration.
Tickets are on sale for the event to be held from 6 p.m. until midnight Saturday, Feb. 18, at the newly remodeled Community Counseling facility on the campus which formerly housed the Mary Holmes Junior College cafeteria.
Back by popular demand, local book club The Sisters will headline the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk series on Feb.15. The Sisters, whose examination of Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help,” drew record crowds last fall, will tackle best-selling author James Patterson’s detective-psychologist Alex Cross.
Sixty-two youth have already signed up for the Lowndes County 4-H shooting sports program, which began with safety classes Jan. 28. Dozens of children and their parents attended the sign-up event hosted by 4-H Agent Sharon Patrick at 4-H headquarters on Seventh Street North in Columbus Jan. 19.
The shooting sports program has consistently been 4-H’s most popular program in recent years. Much of its success is attributed to the efforts of long-time instructor Ben Kilgore, who retired last year.
Columbus’ 17th annual Market Street Festival may be three months off, but preparations are well underway. The festival and the Columbus Arts Council are partnering again this year to offer the Juried Arts Competition and Exhibit. The contest and show will celebrate some of the best original paintings, drawings, photography and 3D work done by area artists.