Roses and Thorns 8-1-2010
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.
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Community members who participated in a communitywide meeting; Gary Moore; Jackie McGrath; Kay McElroy; Matthew Berk, Peggy Buckley and Ryan Mackay
Roses to those who turned out to vote in the Republican primary. Low voter turnout was expected, and, unfortunately, voters delivered on that prediction.
Michael Carr and Jameika Hoskins; Dr. Claudia Limbert; Stephen Cunetto
A rose to Lee Brand Jr., who recently was sworn as a Starkville School District board of trustees member.
Columbus police officers, Columbus Air Force Base, Trooper James Burrow, Hitching Lot Farmers' Market and the Starkville Community Market.
Roses to recent graduates of East Mississippi Community College, Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University.
Roses to East Mississippi Community College for hosting Industry Appreciation Day at its Mayhew campus, Wednesday.
Organizers of Mayor Robert Smith’s Unity Picnic; Organizers and participants in this Year’s Relay for Life; volunteers who serve their local hospitals; and Sarah Caldwell, Reagan Hall and Anastasia Winters
Golden Triangle law enforcement agencies; Starkville Area Arts Council; Harvey Myrick and Grilling on the River; city of Columbus and Lowndes County
A rose to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation, historic home owners and all who have worked to bring the 70th annual Pilgrimage to the city of Columbus.
Relay for Life teams; George Irby, Sen. Terry Brown, city and county officials; and Robert Adams Ivy
A rose to the Mississippi State women’s basketball team for earning the program’s first trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Army National Guard Alpha Battery 2-114 Strike Battalion; Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman; Leslie Frazier; organizers and visitors for the Mississippi Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship’s 16th Annual State Conference; and city leaders
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