A rose to Columbus High basketball star Robert Woodard II, who is proving to be as big a winner off the court as he is on it.
A rose to Lowndes County Rep. Jeff Smith, who used his authority as chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee to block an attempt to fine state universities for not flying the Mississippi flag.
A rose to all those who made last week's "II+C (Imagine, Inspire, Challenge) symposium at Mississippi University for Women a rousing success
A rose to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the city of Columbus for their decision to fund a long-awaited "Field of Dreams" sports facility.
A rose to Hagan Walker and Kaylie Mitchell, along with Mississippi State's Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach business incubator at the Thad Cochran Research Center which helped the young entrepreneurs during the formative stages of their start-up company.
A rose to the resurgence of neighborhood watch groups in the city of Columbus.
A rose to Columbus Light & Water, the city of Columbus and TVA, which have combined to help address one of the hidden costs that affect lower-income households.
A rose to Mississippi University Women's Culinary Arts Institute for taking its message of healthy eating to the streets -- literally.
A rose to International Paper, the newest member of our industrial community.
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