Steve Jamison built his legacy at Maranatha Faith Center in Columbus, the church he founded and served as pastor for 41 years. The section of Waterworks Road in front of the church bears the name: “Reverend Steven M. Jamison Way.”
But his broader impact in the city began not in the church, but in its parking lot, where a planned church expansion led to the discovery of creosote in the soil, confirming what people in the Memphis Town area of Northside had long suspected.
Dan Camp was a one-term mayor in the city of Starkville, but he will forever be remembered as “Mayor of the Cotton District.”
‘Roger the Dodger’ signs off: Famed Fort Worth sports writer and Columbus native Roger B. Brown remembered for his charm on and off the field
Roger B. Brown’s microphone has been turned off one final time.
A Columbus native and longtime radio personality and sportswriter in Fort Worth, Texas, Brown died Monday at the age of 61.
In June, Lt. Tammy Prescott was up until 3 a.m. painting individualized pictures on pillowcases for children at Camp Rising Sun, the annual summer camp that serves children with cancer.
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputy and long-time volunteer for organizations all over the Columbus area had at that point been fighting her own battle with cancer for about a year and was determined not to let it interfere with her involvement at the camp.
In memoriam: Bill Stacy, former MSU football star, Starkville mayor, ‘stood for all the right things’
This spring, Mississippi State baseball player Jake Mangum was dubbed “the mayor of Starkville” as a sign of affection by Bulldog fans.
But 30 years ago, it was another Bulldog star who held that title, literally.
Billy Stacy, a football All-American at MSU in the late 1950s and mayor of Starkville from 1985-89, died Tuesday at age 83 after an extended illness.
Don Posey, who died Wednesday at age 75, will be most broadly remembered as Oktibbeha County’s first county administrator, but he will also be remembered as a member of the 1963 Mississippi State basketball team that snuck out of town to play in the NCAA Tournament in East Lansing, Michigan, against an integrated Loyola-Chicago team, in defiance of segregationist Gov. Ross Barnett and the Jim Crow attitudes that dominated the era.
Americans will begin saying goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush on Monday when his body arrives in Washington for public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda — a rare honor that will be bestowed on a man who earned the respect and admiration of many with his leadership, bravery and grace.
George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94.
Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.
Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-tinged music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin, died Saturday at the age of 84, his longtime manager said.