A child's trip down a schoolyard slide doesn't rank as a milestone for every parent, but for mom Melissa Rushing, it was a "Mount Everest" moment. On Oct. 8, her daughter, 5 1/2-year-old Emma Rose, independently went down a slide, after four years of coaxing.
Two Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H members in Lowndes County were recognized during the annual Mississippi Congressional Award Ceremony Oct. 14 in Jackson.
East Mississippi Community College has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Women's Foundation of Mississippi to launch the P2P, or Plan2Postpone, campaign to educate students about methods to avoid unplanned pregnancies and to provide resources to expectant mothers and those with children.
Marie Mason is a veteran of the wars. Not the kind that require tactical gear and camo, but combat just the same. "This is my second time around with breast cancer. I'm a metastatic breast cancer survivor," the 67-year-old from Starkville said on a Thursday afternoon in October.
"Honoring Our Veterans" is the theme of a Veterans Day parade set to take place in Starkville Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.
As the last Sunday Funday of the season approaches, Starkville's monthly mini arts fest has released figures showing that even a six-hour event once each month can provide a boost to area artists and musicians, and contribute to sales tax coffers.
United Way of North Central Mississippi will present its annual Citywide Tailgate Friday, Nov. 2 in Starkville. This friendly competition has participants vying for the title of Best Citywide Tailgater.
It's a Wednesday night, something after 9 p.m., and the Lab Rats have reported for practice in Mississippi State's Allen Hall. It's a twice-weekly appointment they keep, one that hones their improv comedy chops for the monthly shows they put on for the public. Making an audience laugh isn't a matter of luck or chance -- it takes some skills.
Local mailboxes will soon contain a letter My Book of Lowndes County volunteers hope recipients will not ignore. So do many children throughout the county, whether they know it or not.
A $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will spur creative discovery and economic opportunities through Mississippi's research universities.
United Way leaders have launched a major food drive to help restock area food pantries and feed hungry families across a four-county area that includes Oktibbeha, Choctaw, Webster and Winston Counties.
Starkville's Second Baptist Church's parish of approximately 300 members recently donated more than 150 uniform items to the Starkville Oktibbeha County School District (SOCSD) Clothes Closets.
A "magic carpet" that once helped children take flights of imagination is about to be in the spotlight again.
Virginia Branch has come home again. Her art has been inspired by it.
Earliest members of Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Steens were among some of Lowndes County's first settlers.
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