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Niya Smith talks with Kylin Boyd, 12, while students get up for a bathroom break during Ms. Smith’s Academic Summer Camp on July 16 at the Needmore Center in Starkville. Kids who enroll in Ms. Smith’s summer camp or after school program usually use the educational services for five to nine years. “It’s really awesome to watch these kids grow,” Niya Smith said of how she gets to be part of their lives beyond camp. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

More than just a summer camp

Ms. Smith’s Academic Summer Camp helps kids get ahead in school but also teaches them leadership skills and provides a sense of community and a place where kids feel they belong.

Assistant Principal Katie Ballard walks near a sunflower garden on Wednesday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. Ballard said last school year the kids had fun watching the flowers grow taller than themselves and then taller than their teachers. She said students will be surprised by how tall they are this year when they see them in two weeks on the first day of school. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Oak Hill Academy expands gardens around campus

Oak Hill Academy will be expanding its gardening program for students after receiving a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.

Protesters march through the streets during the Equality and Justice March on Saturday in Columbus. About 60 people gathered to continue to demand Lowndes County District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation in response to racist remarks he made on June 15 after a supervisors meeting. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

NAACP organizes protest to demand Sanders’ resignation

About 60 people marched through downtown Columbus to continue to demand Lowndes County District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation in response to racist remarks he made about African Americans on June 15.

Junior Clayton Findley does sprints during a football workout on July 9 at Pickens Academy in Carrollton. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Pickens Academy football hopes to ‘come out a lot stronger’

The Pickens Academy football team is preparing for the season with summer workouts. As a precaution due to COVID-19, players wear masks inside the weight room and disinfect equipment between each use.

Justin Martin puts on his helmet on Friday during training outside Fire Station 3 in Columbus. Martin has been a firefighter for three years. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Justin Martin continues family legacy at Columbus Fire and Rescue

Justin Martin grew up hanging out in Fire Station 1 in Columbus while his mother worked as the dispatcher. Now, he works there as a firefighter and brings his own children from time to time.

Luke Cosby picks up plates to take out to the dining room on Wednesday at The Veranda in Starkville. Martin Rendon, The Veranda’s manager, said they are currently operating with one third of their usual staff, and that they had as few as six staff total in April. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Restaurants learn to operate under a new normal

The Veranda in Starkville and Skeet’s Hotdogs in Columbus have adapted their operations to function amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Construction crews work on the North Star Industrial Park on Thursday in Starkville. Construction began on March 30 and, if things go as planned, is set to end in late January. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Construction on the North Star Industrial Park continues

Construction crews continued work on the North Star Industrial Park on Thursday in Starkville. Construction began on March 30 and, if everything goes as planned, will end in late January.

Amy Ballard paints the utility box at the intersection of Main Street and 6th Street on July 16 in Columbus.  Ballard describes her style of painting as serious and realistic. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Local artist Amy Ballard paints utility box on Main Street

Amy Ballard spent four afternoons making the utility box at the intersection of Main Street and 6th Street a bit more patriotic. The local artist painted an eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the American flag and a magnolia on the box.

Celsie Staggers demonstrates a pose to her campers during the Atmos Energy Summer Arts Academy on Thursday at the Columbus Arts Council. Campers explored theater, music and dance all week. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Campers take the stage to practice improv

Campers explored theater, music and dance all week during the Atmos Energy Summer Arts Academy at the Columbus Arts Council. They spent Thursday afternoon practicing their improv skills. The campers will have a performance for their parents on Friday.

District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks sits in the corner while the other four county supervisors sit at the table during the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday at the Lowndes County Courthouse. Brooks has decided to sit apart from the other supervisors for the last three meetings because he does not want to share a table with District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders, who made racist comments about African Americans being “dependent” since slavery after the June 15 supervisors meeting. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

County supervisors meet, small protests continue outside courthouse

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors met on Wednesday to hear from four concerned citizens, who all asked for District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation, and to discuss making a county-wide mask requirement.

Bonnie Partridge leads a Zumba class on Tuesday evening at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus. About 25 people came to follow along to upbeat music as the sun went down. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Dancers take evening Zumba class at River Walk Soccer Complex.

Bonnie Partridge hosted a free Zumba class at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus on Tuesday evening. About 25 people came to follow along to upbeat music as the sun went down.

David Curtis hands Renee Scott silverware along with a brunch box on Saturday morning at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus. Scott is from Oregon but visited Columbus to see her son on the air force base. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus distributes brunch boxes

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus distributed free brunch boxes on Saturday morning at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus. The organization prepared 100 boxes, each containing two egg cups, grits and a biscuit.

Dequadrion Welch, a ninth-grade receiver at Noxubee County High School, catches the ball during a drill at the Jeffery Simmons Football camp on Saturday at the Starkville Sportsplex in Starkville. / Photo by: Anto Tavitian/Dispatch Staff

Jeffery Simmons hosts two-day football camp in Starkville

Football players of all ages attended the Jeffery Simmons Football Camp on Saturday at the Starkville Sportsplex.

 

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