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You're not alone: Cancer support groups want to make a difference

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

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.

 

Veterans Day parade set in Starkville for Nov. 10

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

"Honoring Our Veterans" is the theme of a Veterans Day parade set to take place in Starkville Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.

 

 

Sunday Funday provides economic boost, as well as fun

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

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.

 

 

Citywide Tailgate returns to Starkville Nov. 2

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

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.

 

Laugh it up: Lab Rats 'think less, talk more' in a place where there are no dumb ideas

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

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.

October heralds My Book's drive to boost Lowndes' literacy

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

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.

 

Mississippi awarded $20 million to establish new center

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

A $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will spur creative discovery and economic opportunities through Mississippi's research universities.

 

 

School news: Reeves receives scholarship

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

 

 

United Way NCM 'United We Feed' hopes to fill food pantries

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

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 church helps stock schools' Clothes Closets

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

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.

Treasured threads: A locally historic 'magic carpet' gets a new home and welcome party

Posted 9/29/2018 in Community

A "magic carpet" that once helped children take flights of imagination is about to be in the spotlight again.

Home again: painter returns to roots, inspiration in Columbus

Posted 9/29/2018 in Community

Virginia Branch has come home again. Her art has been inspired by it.

Piney Grove Church to mark 190th anniversary Oct. 7

Posted 9/29/2018 in Community

Earliest members of Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Steens were among some of Lowndes County's first settlers.

 

School news: Bastien receives scholarship

Posted 9/29/2018 in Community

 

 

School news: UA graduates

Posted 9/29/2018 in Community

 

The Hon. Kenneth Griffis to speak at The W Thursday

Posted 9/22/2018 in Community

Guests will have an opportunity to hear from the Hon. Kenneth Griffis of the Mississippi Court of Appeals Thursday, Sept. 27 on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.

 

School news: McBride makes Dean's List

Posted 9/22/2018 in Community

 

 

Graduate scholarships available from NAJA

Posted 9/22/2018 in Community

The Greenville-based National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Inc. is accepting applications for its Graduate Scholarship Program.

 

'This place matters': A piece of history is getting a major makeover

Posted 9/15/2018 in Community

"Watch it here," cautioned Kathy Novotny, taking a sizable step up into the small wooden structure. Inside the dim exterior, beams thought to be more than 180 years old crossed the low ceiling typical in many buildings of the 1800s. Almost two centuries later, this one is undergoing extensive rehabilitation.

 

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