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Columbus JA Charity Ball Ticket Night set for Thursday

Posted 2/16/2020 in Community

Tickets to the 70th annual Junior Auxiliary of Columbus Charity Ball will be available for purchase Thursday evening, Feb. 20.

The W's MFA in Theatre Education has a long reach

Posted 2/16/2020 in Community

Even though Alyssa Algee, Suzanne Allmon, Juniper Wallace, and Chelsea Petty live in different parts of the state the Mississippi, curiosity about the arts brought them together in The W's three-year, 60-hour terminal-degree MFA program.

True colors: Columbus artist mines a world of imagination and whimsy

Posted 2/8/2020 in Community

Spend some time with Frank McGuigan's paintings and soon his colorful world of whimsy seems like a pretty chill place to visit. Blue people, self-possessed felines and dreamlike settings fill the canvases he hopes will light up someone's day.

Area quilter accepted into national competition

Posted 2/8/2020 in Community

Quilt artist Julia Graber of Brooksville has been accepted in the 2020 Stitch Your Art Out Quilt Competition at the 31st annual Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

State of Black Men Symposium part of Black History Month celebrations

Posted 2/8/2020 in Community

In celebration of Black History Month, Mississippi State's Men of Excellence student organization is presenting its bi-annual State of Black Men Symposium Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Colvard Student Union.

 

Oktibbeha Heritage Museum to host 'Chit Chat' series

Posted 2/8/2020 in Community

Connecting a community to its history may be the primary mission of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum, but a new Chit Chat series intends to connect community members to each other.

 

 

School news: Trainer makes list

Posted 2/8/2020 in Community

 

 

School news: Heritage Academy honors

Posted 2/8/2020 in Community

 

 

School news: Columbus High School honors

Posted 2/8/2020 in Community

 

Empowered: Entrepreneurial women get a big boost from a new group

Posted 2/1/2020 in Community

It might be a form of business world karma that Misty McCraw and Kaitlin Mullins chanced to meet in 2019. It occurred first through their computers, when both were taking part in a national online entrepreneurs' group and McCraw, of West Point, posted a message asking if anyone in the network happened to live nearby. She received a response from just down the road -- from Mullins, in Starkville.

Actress, author to speak at African American History Banquet

Posted 2/1/2020 in Community

Many will remember Bern Nadette Stanis as daughter "Thelma" on the popular CBS sitcom "Good Times," which ran from 1974 to 1979.

The W recognizes campus community members for inclusion, impact

Posted 2/1/2020 in Community

Mississippi University for Women honored campus community members for their work in enhancing diversity and promoting cultural diversity.

EMCC barbering, cosmetology services available to public

Posted 2/1/2020 in Community

The Barbering and Cosmetology programs on East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus are offering haircuts, shaves and salon services to the general public at discounted rates.

Mortyakova elected to board of directors for NASM

Posted 2/1/2020 in Community

Julia Mortyakova wants to provide the best education and training for all students.

 

Applications now open for medical, science program

Posted 2/1/2020 in Community

High school juniors interested in health care and other science-related careers can apply to participate in an exploratory, four-week summer program at Mississippi State University.

 

The art of the blade: Local bladesmith takes forge skills from the back porch to national TV

Posted 1/25/2020 in Community

Anticipation ran high at the Cargile house in Lowndes County the night of Jan. 15. Friends and family gathered around the television -- Mitch Cargile was about to make his screen debut. Cargile, 38, was one of four bladesmiths competing in that evening's episode of "Forged in Fire."

SCT brings home major wins from state festival

Posted 1/25/2020 in Community

Starkville Community Theatre's entry in the annual Mississippi Theatre Association festival Jan. 16-19 brought home top honors in categories including Best Production, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.

Lowndes Master Gardeners annual training to begin

Posted 1/25/2020 in Community

Flowering containers and landscaping at Lee Park, the Butterfly Garden at the Columbus Riverwalk, the herb garden at The W's Culinary Arts Institute -- these and other projects around the county are the work of Lowndes County Master Gardeners.

Staying healthy: MSU health services director offers tips for beating flu, colds

Posted 1/25/2020 in Community

A cold, the flu and other viruses can put a damper in anyone's schedule.

Veteran journalist Randy Bell donates papers to MSU

Posted 1/25/2020 in Community

Mississippi State alumnus and veteran journalist Randy Bell donated his papers to the university's Mitchell Memorial Library in a ceremony Friday.

 

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