Jarvis Varnado and Latavious Williams, LeAnn Shelton, the purveyors and patrons of farmer's markets, the Columbus Exchange Club and the Columbus Chapter of the National Action Network.
Roses and Thorns, 6-20-2010
Community members who participated in a communitywide meeting; Gary Moore; Jackie McGrath; Kay McElroy; Matthew Berk, Peggy Buckley and Ryan Mackay
Roses to those who turned out to vote in the Republican primary. Low voter turnout was expected, and, unfortunately, voters delivered on that prediction.
Michael Carr and Jameika Hoskins; Dr. Claudia Limbert; Stephen Cunetto
A rose to Lee Brand Jr., who recently was sworn as a Starkville School District board of trustees member.
Columbus police officers, Columbus Air Force Base, Trooper James Burrow, Hitching Lot Farmers' Market and the Starkville Community Market.
Roses to recent graduates of East Mississippi Community College, Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University.
Roses to East Mississippi Community College for hosting Industry Appreciation Day at its Mayhew campus, Wednesday.
Organizers of Mayor Robert Smith’s Unity Picnic; Organizers and participants in this Year’s Relay for Life; volunteers who serve their local hospitals; and Sarah Caldwell, Reagan Hall and Anastasia Winters
Golden Triangle law enforcement agencies; Starkville Area Arts Council; Harvey Myrick and Grilling on the River; city of Columbus and Lowndes County
A rose to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation, historic home owners and all who have worked to bring the 70th annual Pilgrimage to the city of Columbus.
Relay for Life teams; George Irby, Sen. Terry Brown, city and county officials; and Robert Adams Ivy
A rose to the Mississippi State women’s basketball team for earning the program’s first trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Army National Guard Alpha Battery 2-114 Strike Battalion; Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman; Leslie Frazier; organizers and visitors for the Mississippi Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship’s 16th Annual State Conference; and city leaders
Roses and thorns 3-12-2010
A rose to the MUW’s theater department, department head William “Peppy” Biddy, director Brook Hannemann, thespians, backstage workers and other participants in the college’s presentation of William Shakespeare’s “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream.”
Mississippi State Bulldog fans; Columbus Municipal School District Teacher of the Year Cindy Ming; Lowndes County Board of Supervisors; and Caledonia teacher Terry Wiygul
Mississippi University for Women supporters; New Hope High School junior Meredith Barefield; Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation; Gen. Joseph Fant; and Kabir Karriem and other organizers of the Seventh Avenue Festival.
Roses to Oasis of Freedom and Justice Award recipients;Columbus Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens; and the family and friends of four Mississippi University for Women students
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