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West Lowndes’ Averi Sanders attempts to pass the ball to teammate Marvaysha Seals during a game against New Hope Nov. 30 at West Lowndes High School. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

West Lowndes girls basketball defeats New Hope

The Panthers defeated the Trojans 55-42 in a game Nov. 30 at West Lowndes High School.

A wave of volunteers forms a line behind the serving station Nov. 28 at Stokes-Beard Elementary School. The food was prepared in the days leading up to Thanksgiving by the team of cooks at the school. A total of 165 turkeys were donated for the meal. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

Gathering to give back

A celebratory shout rang out in the Stokes-Beard Elementary School kitchen with the completion of each order as volunteers gathered to prepare meals for those in need of a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 28 in Columbus.

Shirley Miller:

"What are you thankful for?"

We asked a few local folks what they are most thankful for Nov. 26 in Columbus. Here's what they had to say.

Holly Parker holds Dolly Parton as Willie Nelson walks by on Nov. 25 at her home in Caledonia. When Nelson is relaxed, the wattle on his neck is red. When he is agitated, the flesh becomes white. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

Caledonia family raises pet turkeys

The family also takes the turkeys, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, to schools to visit students. On Nov. 25 they were at home holding and feeding their feathery friends.

Marlee Cate Hudson, daughter of Robby and Anna Hudson, wears a colorful Native American-inspired headdress for dress rehearsal Nov. 20 at First United Methodist Church Early Learning Center in Columbus. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

Little turkeys prepare for Thanksgiving program

Children at First United Methodist Church Early Learning Center rehearsed for their Thanksgiving program on Nov. 20 in Columbus. The program was held Nov. 21.

Ward 4 City Councilman Pierre Beard speaks with students during the kickoff for his mentorship program Nov. 1 at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus. During the event, Beard spoke to three classrooms of students ages 8-17. The group then moved to the gym where students played a basketball scrimmage with mentors from the community. Beard went around the room and asked students what they would like to be when they grow up. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

Beard hosts kickoff for new mentorship program

Ward 4 City Councilman Pierre Beard spoke with students during the kickoff for his mentorship program Nov. 1 at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus.

Clark Blaine reaches underneath a cotton picker to unclog the spindles that grab cotton in one of Matt Brignac’s fields on Oct. 18 off Plymouth Road near Columbus. As the cotton picker moves through the field, it begins to bale the cotton in round modules. Then machine then drops the round modules in the field for another farmhand to pickup with a tractor. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

64 cents per pound

From the field to the gin: here's a look at the journey cotton took after it was harvested on Oct. 18 near Columbus.

From left to right, Kameron Kidd, 9, KeJuan Jackson, 9, Danza Thomason and Jacoby Edwards, 9, react to an inertia activity taught by Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students Tejus Kotikalapudi, 16, and Chandler Bryant, 16, during the MSMS Science Carnival Oct. 30 at Pohl Gymnasium. The activity demonstrated inertia as the metal pan was moved from underneath plastic eggs. Although the pan moved in one direction, the eggs fell straight down. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

MSMS students show off science skills

Elementary age students from around the Golden Triangle watched in amazement as Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students completed science demonstrations during the MSMS Science Carnival Oct. 30 at MUW.

Cameron Long-McMillen, 9, plays local musician Georgia Graham’s guitar during Art in the Park  Oct. 26 at the Starkville Sportsplex. This was her first time playing the guitar. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

Starkville Art in the Park

Families gathered to make crafts, dance, listen to music and visit booths at the Art in the Park 2019 festival Oct. 26 at the Starkville Sportsplex. The event was hosted by Starkville Area Arts Council and the Del Rendon Foundation.

In 2011, Kingdom Vision International Church purchased a piece of land along Highway 82 near Columbus. Prior to the purchase, Bishop R.J. Matthews explained to his board of directors that he drove by the property as a teenager and felt called by god to build a church at that location. In 2013, conversations about working toward construction began to take shape. The Glory on the Grounds revival doubles as one of the churches fundraising efforts to help with construction costs. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

Saving souls along Highway 82

Kingdom Vision International Church held the Glory on the Grounds revival Oct. 18 next to the construction site of its new facility along Highway 82. Bishop R.J. Matthews preached, along with a few special guests.

Cameron Herring places stakes in the ground to secure part of the spider web for a Halloween display on Oct. 18 in Columbus. Herring and his fiance Jody Denney set up a themed display each year. Last year was skeleton themed and this year’s theme is spiders. The two have set up hints on the side of the house to tease to next year’s theme. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

Golden Triangle prepares for Halloween

With Halloween nearing, spooky decorations have started appearing around homes the week of Oct. 15 throughout the Golden Triangle.

Katie McCrary speaks on behalf of the Forge Foundation to members and guests at the 100+ Women Who Care Impacts Awards Oct. 22 at the Courtyard by Marriott. The Forge Foundation was awarded $13,900 during the biannual award ceremony. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

100+ Women Who Care host Impact Award ceremony

The Forge Foundation was awarded $13,900 at the 100+ Women Who Care Impact Award ceremony Oct. 22 at the Courtyard by Marriott.

Taylor Verdell, Shivangi Nakoom and Kinley Kemp stand in a downtown business during Pumpkinpalooza Thursday night in Starkville. The event was sponsored by Chick-Fil-A and included face painting, inflatable jumpers, pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating, a petting zoo and more. / Photo by: Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff

Main Street in Starkville shuts down for Pumpkinpalooza

The Monster Mash echoed through Main Street during Pumpkinpalooza Oct. 17 in Starkville. Live models stood in shop windows as families passed by them. The night featured late night shopping, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch and more.

 

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