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Lil' Bill: Born prematurely, this little bull is defying odds

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

Bill was born on Oct. 27 and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. There would normally be nothing unusual about that since the average weight of a newborn is 8 pounds. That's for a human baby. Bill is a calf and his arrival at Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has created quite a buzz.

Columbus native's work ethic nets dual Grammy nominations

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

When the 61st Grammy Award nominations were revealed with fanfare on the morning of Dec. 7, Chase McGill had other things on his mind, like scouring the tree line for a big buck.

Lowndes County 4-H, public to benefit from Grow Communities grant

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

Activity is bustling at the Lowndes County Extension Service facility on Tom Rose Road. Not only is a new multi-purpose arena going up, but for a second time, Caledonia farmer Douglas Holliman has directed a $2,500 grant to Lowndes County 4-H as part of the America's Farmers Grow Communities program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer.

Smithville hymnals still inspire, years after devastating tornado

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

Mixed media artist Kathy Prescott Parker remembers standing on the deck outside her Amory home on April 27, 2011. She anxiously checked the sky for any sign of an approaching tornado. The sun was shining, but dire weather alerts were prolific.

HA names new director of development

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

A newcomer to the city of Columbus has been selected to lead Heritage Academy's development program.

 

Military brief: Baker graduates

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

 

 

School news: Thrasher inducted

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

 

 

School news: EMCC graduates

Posted 12/15/2018 in Community

 

Rock Sanders: Life in the fast lane

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

Rock Sanders takes life at a pretty fast clip. Sometimes at more than 150 mph. Achieved in 4.60 seconds, within an eighth of a mile. And he's very good at it.

Area tennis program celebrates refurbished courts

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

Six newly-resurfaced tennis courts in east Columbus are giving the Golden Triangle Tennis program reason to celebrate.

Town & Tower Club presents community service awards

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

The Town & Tower Club presented the annual awards for outstanding service at its annual holiday luncheon held Thursday at Mississippi University for Women.

Carlos the camel in Montana has a Mississippi connection

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

Carlos lets out a long, low-pitched protest moan -- sounding suspiciously like Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" movies -- as Jim Watson says "sook sook" and gently pulls the enormous camel's head and halter downward.

 

Cage-free unit for hens is added to MSU poultry department

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

A new poultry research facility at Mississippi State University is addressing the growing consumer and corporate demands for cage-free eggs.

 

 

Participants needed for unique UA autism study

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

University of Alabama researchers are seeking youth participants for a theater-based autism spectrum disorder study cohort to begin in January 2019.

 

 

School news: Phi Kappa Phi inductees

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

 

Shackouls Honors College celebrates 50 years of honors education

Posted 12/8/2018 in Community

Mississippi State's Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College is celebrating 50 years of the university's honors program supporting some of the nation's best and brightest students in their pursuit of educational excellence.

Lucca: A hero dog is remembered with display at Starkville's library

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

It may seem inconspicuous at first, the display case near the entrance of the Starkville Public Library. Take time to pause there, though, and meet Lucca, a remarkable dog -- a military hero that served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, leading more than 400 patrols as she searched for explosives, targets and ammunition. No soldier was ever injured on her patrol watch.

Photo: Meet the Junior Grand Marshals

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

Winners in the Columbus Christmas Parade Art Contest receive awards and prize monies Wednesday from Main Street Columbus parade planning committee members at The Commercial Dispatch offices. The local students will serve as junior grand marshals in the city's 7 p.m. Christmas parade Monday. They are, in front, from left, Luciana Gurrola, David Ross Chism, Andrew Bradberry and Carter Hutchins. Second row: Isabella Kerstetter, Isaac Zarandona, Isabelle Gilman, Ava Williams and Sadey McCraw. Behind them, from left, are committee members Lisa Kerby, Shannon Bowen, Jimmy Parker and Barbara Bigelow. More than 300 artworks were submitted in the contest.

 

Proactive moves can help reduce holiday stress

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

It's the time of year that many people look forward to and get excited about. For others, it's a very different story, one that seems stressful, chaotic, overwhelming and even depressing.

 

 

School news: Phi Kappa Phi

Posted 12/1/2018 in Community

 

 

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