Golden Triangle first responders; Columbus City Council; African American Leadership Summit participants; Oktibbeha County's Master Gardeners; Main Street Columbus; and Town and Tower Club
Roses to Columbus High School Parent-Teacher Organization, Triangle Maintenance Service, and Danyae Pippins, and a thorn to those of us who make it easier for burglars to profit.
Columbus Middle School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend volunteers; Golden Triangle first responders; Ernest Rogers; and Minnie Fox
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman; Leslie Frazier; Columbus police officers; current and prospective county office-holders.
Givers; Oktibbeha County Humane Society; Annie McDaniel; Francis Thomas Troskey
U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS workers; the Columbus Municipal School District; the families of two Starkville men who were killed on icy highways in north Mississippi; the vandals who broke out the windows of three cabs and two businesses in Columbus.
Sarah Jo Murphy; the Columbus Arts Council; Edwina Williams and Dr. Robert Gilbert; Geri Jones, Annie Norman and Vicki West; the volunteers of the Happy Irby Christmas Fund.
Tornado victims; Columbus Main Street; Debbie Fancher; party responsible for the release of a Lowndes County murder suspect
West Point High School football team, the holiday spirit, Leslie Frazier, Black Friday shoppers.
Columbus Girlchoir and director Cherry Dunn; Veterans Day organizers; Harold Lathon; and Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity volunteers
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.
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