Mother Goose, Edwina Williams, introduces guests from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle to children on Thursday at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. Mother Goose leads a weekly summer reading program on Thursday mornings for children ages 3-6.
Clark Blaine reaches underneath a cotton picker to unclog the spindles that grab cotton in one of Matt Brignac’s fields on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2019 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.
Jo Anne Leike takes a moment to sit for a portrait between visiting with guests during the Preservation Society of Columbus gala Saturday night at Riverview in Columbus. Leike and her husband Dick Leike purchased Riverview in 2016 and have been preserving the home since that time.
Kingdom Vision International Church held a tent revival on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 along Frontage Road in Columbus. Condensation clung to the tent’s tarp ceiling as their arms embraced one another. Shouting in praise for God and the Golden Triangle to hear, Preacher R.J. Matthews took the stage. Families traveled from Starkville and West Point to hear Matthews speak. Many were slain in the spirit as they melted into the ground beneath them — shouting their praise for the greatness of god.
Coyboys and cowgirls from around the region gathered for the 1st Annual Slamfest Rodeo Saturday night at the Sam White Arena in West Point. The rodeo featured steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and more.
There’s something about Mississippi that clings to you; something in the mix of heat, humidity and history. It’s unreckoned in a most beautifully complex way. The days seem longer and sunsets richer. Often misunderstood, no set of images can singlehandedly tell her story. You’ll never know her, Mississippi.