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Threads through time: A discovery of old letters links families, preserves county history

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

Lynne Rosamond carefully unfolds a letter from another century. The handwriting is small and close, the paper fragile with age. Not unexpected in correspondence penned 170 years ago. It is one of several letters from the mid-1800s discovered in family memorabilia at Franklin Square, the circa 1835 home of Lilla Pratt Rosamond until her passing in 2009.

JA Charity Ball ticket night set for Thursday in Columbus

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

Tickets to an event that typically fills Trotter Convention Center each spring will become available to the public Thursday.

Camp Kesem at MSU to support children with parent impacted by cancer

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

A national network of college student leaders who support children impacted by a parent's cancer is announcing that Mississippi State will host a new chapter of Camp Kesem this fall.

 

School news: MCC honors

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School news: UA honors

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School news: Johnson and Rogers graduate

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School news: Simpson inducted

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Completing the circuit: Curiosity -- and a desert -- lead to innovation from an engineer with a musician's ear

Posted 2/9/2019 in Community

For J.C. Long, early tutelage in electronics came as a kid, from his dad. But it was at a military post 6,800 miles away from his Mississippi home years later that he almost stumbled across what he was meant to do in life. It took a while for him to realize it.

Arts, entertainment, tribute combine in CAC gala

Posted 2/9/2019 in Community

A Chicago Wrigley Field adventure, getaways at the beach and lake, elegant feasts, a mint julep tasting and custom-made fire pit are only a few of the items soon up for bid at the 35th annual Columbus Arts Council Gala Saturday, Feb. 23.

 

Military brief: Perez graduates

Posted 2/9/2019 in Community

 

 

School news: UA graduates

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School news: Lowndes MSU graduates

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School news: Lowndes County MSU Honors

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Jembe Den and the powerful language of African drumming

Posted 2/2/2019 in Community

In western culture, think of drumming and a John Bonham, Dave Grohl or even Buddy Rich may come to mind. But imagine a culture where entertainment isn't the purpose, where drums hold deeper symbolic and historical meaning.

WWII scholar brings D-Day discussions to MSU

Posted 2/2/2019 in Community

Mississippi State will host military historian and author Stephen A. Bourque this week for a detailed discussion of his recent book, "Beyond the Beach," highlighting the impacts of Allied bombings on French cities before and during the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

 

Rescue 100 to host foster family info session in Columbus

Posted 2/2/2019 in Community

Rescue 100 is committed to recruiting, training and supporting foster families who can provide loving homes for children in the state foster care system. The faith-based initiative will hold an orientation session Feb. 11 in Columbus at Life Church at 4888 N. Frontage Road.

 

The potter's touch: A Crawford artisan is making his mark in clay

Posted 1/26/2019 in Community

A potter with work inspired by the movie "Black Panther"? I was hooked. The press release from Mississippi University for Women about a graduate's current ceramics exhibition made me curious about Stephen Phillips. Photographs of his dynamic work showed vessels of powerful design and high quality. And he was making all this in Crawford?

Formal inauguration ceremony for MUW president is Friday

Posted 1/26/2019 in Community

On Friday, Feb. 1, Nora Miller will be installed as the 15th president of Mississippi University for Women in the university's almost 135-year-old history. The formal inaugural ceremony will be held in Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall, at 10 a.m.

Oktibbeha Master Gardeners to hold interest meeting

Posted 1/26/2019 in Community

Want to become a Master Gardener? An interest session for the public will give the opportunity to learn more about the training classes offered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Master Gardener program.

 

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