Jeff Harris, bird enthusiast and president of the Oktibbeha Audubon Society, sets up his spotting scope to do some bird watching on Sessums Road in Starkville on Friday. “I’m watching the scissor-tailed flycatcher bird and her babies in the nest, they are a western bird so its unusual for them to be here. People have come from all over the state to see them”, he said.
Three empty chairs sat in front of constituents during a town hall meeting at the Oktibbeha County Chancery Courthouse in Starkville Thursday evening, in what was meant to be a discussion between citizens and their U.S. congressional delegation. Indivisible Golden Triangle staged the town hall, inviting Sen. Thad Cochran, Rep. Gregg Harper and Sen. Roger Wicker. All three declined. The questions constituents would have asked the men were written down and will be delivered to their respective offices.
Judie Holmes of the Richard E. Holmes II Memorial Foundation, left, and D.J. Jewell of VFW Riders Group Post 4272 meet at the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market to finalize plans for Saturday’s Bikin’ for the Blues charity motorcycle ride. Check-in starts at 11 a.m. at the site; the ride begins at 1 p.m. Register at columbus-arts.org or call 662-328-2787. A $20 registration fee includes a post-ride cookout, event patch and door prize ticket. The ride is a Blues for Willie Festival event. The Columbus Arts Council’s festival is March 2-4.
From left, Mayor’s Youth Council volunteers Kerrigan Clark, 15, Reed Hairston, 17, and Christina Clark, 16, observe a moment of silence during the 9/11 Disaster Prep Rally at the Columbus Soccer Complex Sunday.
First Baptist Church of Columbus pastor Sean Parker, Kingdom Vision International pastor R.J. Matthews, Fairview Baptist Church pastor Breck Ladd and Genesis Church pastor Darren Leach stand together at a multi-church service at the Columbus Riverwalk Sunday in remembrance of 9/11.
Johannah Jones-Owusu demonstrates painting “peace rocks” Sept. 1 at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus to promote the Columbus Arts Council’s Peace Project kickoff set for 8-10 a.m. Saturday.
Hannah Leach, 8, and Olivia Anderson, 8, read books to cats up for adoption at the Oktibbeha County Humane Society during Book Buddies on Saturday.
Local fans of Mother Goose give her a big hug during the Mother Goose Picnic held at the Lee Home Friday.
Landen Sparks, 4, holds his mother’s hand as he walks up to Joe Cook Elementary for his first day of Pre-K this morning. Landen is the son of Eulanda and Columbus Municipal School District board member Frederick Sparks of Columbus.
Winners of the recent Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt are from left to right: Kimone Simmons (second place), Cooper Goodman (first place), and Pamela Brownlee (third place).