Roses to the citizens of Columbus who have shown up at debates to educate themselves about city candidates before they make a decision.
A pre-emptive thorn to the Columbus voters who wonít participate in city elections this year. Turnout is expected to be low, and more disheartening is an apparent lack of interest in running for local office: The number of candidates running for mayor and council posts is half of what it was in the last election.
A rose to Alma Turner as the longtime educator opens a new chapter in her life. After heading the Golden Triangle chapter of the Institute of Community Services HeadStart program for nearly a decade, Turner is leaving the post to spend time with her family.
Homeowners participating in Columbusí 69th annual Pilgrimage, Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority, Chuck Yarborough and his charges at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Main Street Columbus and Charlie the Owl of Starkville
Happy Irby, Columbus Police Department, Jasmine Murray, Starkville, Chris Jenkins and Lenore Prather
Harvey Myrick, Karen Stanley, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, Tommy Parker, Sherilyn Richardson, Reed Mackay and the city of Starkville
Mississippi University for Women, Dr. Del Phillips and Willie E. King
City/county ad hoc sportsplex committee, Jackie Exum, Lowndes County Underage Drinking Coalition, Columbus High School Assistant Principal Jill Savely, Rosalyn Hodge and Sarah Wilson
Sixth graders, the Columbus Convention and Visitorís Bureau and Kappa Pi International
Rachel Burtram, the Perkerson family and Military Hardware, Jasmine Murray, and county and city officials.
Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureauís Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation,Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, pre-kindergarten classes at the Catherine Bryan School in West Point,Columbus Light and Water,
Men of 4-County Electric Power Association; East Mississippi Community College; parents who volunteer at their childrenís schools; John Davis and Glenn Lautzenhiser; YMCA and Leadership Lowndes.
Charlie Box, City of West Point, the Red Cross and Starkville Police Department.
Robert Khayat and Uncle Bunkey
Main Street Columbus and the City of Columbus
1. Ask Rufus: Sergeant, not General, James Doolittle LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Roses and thorns: 5-19-19 ROSES & THORNS