West Point Mayor Scott Ross; Caledonia Elementary School; and Columbus Light and Water Department board
Councilmen, Heritage seniors, Jermaine Hodges, Dustin Evans, Jeremy Evans, MUW
A thorn to Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem, Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens, Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor and Ward 4 Councilman Fred Stewart, for voting in favor of a business rezoning that the neighborhood didn't want.
Columbus Lowndes Development Link and the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau; Denise and Ricky Sandifer; organizers of this weekend's Sam Hairston Celebration; Columbus Planning and Zoning Commission.
Kasandra Fowler, Columbus Municipal Court Judge Curtis Austin, anonymous donors, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle
Organizers of the Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival; organizers of the Fall Tour of Historic Homes; Main Street Columbus and the volunteers; Columbus Police Department; and the Columbus School District
A rose to the city of Columbus, Lowndes County, and the Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority for the open, public process if has gone through to get public input on the soccer complex and park planned for Burns Bottom.
Spencer Perkins; local teachers; Columbus City Council; and U.S. Rep. Travis Childers
A rose to the Lowndes County jail for resuming its GED program for inmates after a 10-year hiatus.
Roast-n-Boast barbecue contest participants and organizers; organizers of Travis Outlaw Day; Starkville volunteers; and Leroy Brooks
A rose to Sarah Sepaugh of Starkville for her efforts to preserve the city of Starkville's support of the library.
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Night Out participants; educators and school officials; George Gerhart; Edward Valibus; Columbus Air Force Base;
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Columbus City Council; festival organizers; Bryan Brown; Starkville's curfew task force; and Starkville School District
Kids' Fire Academy graduates; Starkville Board of Alderman; organizers and sponsors of Sounds of Summer; Billy Brasfield
A rose to Columbus' Department of Public Works -- one of those groups of people that doesn't get a pat on the back often enough. Crews are out maintaining landscaping throughout the city -- a job that gets tougher as the weather gets hotter and the weeds more ambitious.
Roses to the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department for its Fourth of July celebration today. Events kick off at 6 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex, where patriotic banners will be dedicated. The celebration also features food, fireworks and inflatables, for an evening of family-friendly fun. Fireworks are set to begin at 9 p.m.
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
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