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.
A rose to Mississippi State University graduate student and band member Martin Kinsey, who joined with university band members across the country to participate in "Be the Match," a program that provides bone marrow for patients battling more than 70 diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle-cell anemia.
A rose to organizers of the Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival, which wrapped up its 34th annual edition Saturday evening.
A rose to Security National Properties, which owns Leigh Mall, and city of Columbus officials, who have worked together to begin a much-needed repaving of the mall's parking lot and lanes.
A rose to all those who for whom 9/11 is more than an annual day we pause to remember the merciless terrorist attack on our nation 15 years ago today.
A rose to Col. Douglas "Gos" Gosney, Commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base.
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