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.
A rose to the road crews. This fall's drought has taken its tolls on roads and highways throughout the Golden Triangle as the soil under the pavement contracts, creating cracks and holes. It is more than an inconvenience.
A rose to every man and woman who has served as an American soldier. Veterans Day is this week, and honoring those who have fought for our freedoms should strike each citizen as both an honor and a duty.
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