Lucy Kate Plant, 4, eats popcorn snacks on July 4 at the Crescent City Carnival set up off of Highway 45 in Columbus. Before visiting the carnival Lucy Kate and her family went to a cookout. Next, they headed home to relax.
Aaniyah Cole, 8, jumps up in the air while her cousin Kelvyianna Jackson, 11, watches on Friday during a Juneteenth celebration at Southside Park in Columbus. Aaniyah and Kelvyianna are from Jackson, Tennessee and came to Columbus to celebrate Juneteenth with their grandpa, who lives in town.
Children demand climate action during the March for Our Earth on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Courthouse Plaza in Columbia. The march was organized by 9-year-old Emma Winter.
Gabriella Curry's mom, Cheyenne Curry, hugs her son and Gabriella's older brother, Tristan Curry, 10, on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Battle High School in Columbia. "Point blank, period, the end, they stole her. I don't care if it was an accident, it was reckless," Cheyenne Curry said of the person driving the car who hit her daughter.
Justin Martin puts on his helmet on Friday during training outside Fire Station 3 in Columbus. Martin has been a firefighter for three years.
Gibson Parks, 5, puts harvested veggies from her mom Omini Parks’ garden in a basket on Thursday outside her home in Starkville. Gibson learns about gardening from her mom. She expressed interest in watering and picking the vegetables, but less interest in pulling weeds or planting seeds.
From left to right, Kyle McCreary and Justin Maguire laugh together aboard Jane Dancer on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Cooper's Landing in Columbia. McCreary and Maguire have known each other for 25 years. Mcreary, the boat's skipper, has been sailing for 20 years. Maguire, his first mate, has been sailing for two months.
Kaitlyn Fieser nudges a cow to get it to stand up Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at Foremost Dairy Research Center in Columbia. Fieser is a vet student at Mizzou doing her food animal rotation, which lasts about two weeks.
Carolena Graham, 16, walks through the empty dining room back to the kitchen after bringing out a curbside pickup order on Friday at Skeet’s Hotdogs in Columbus. Sylvia Graham, owner of Skeet’s Hotdogs, said business has been steady throughout the pandemic, and she attributes that to people receiving unemployment and stimulus checks. But she also said that regular customers at her restaurant miss being able to sit in the dining room.
Shaunda Hamilton speaks to the crowd at her daughter, Nadria Wright's vigil on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Ridgeway Elementary School in Columbia. Hamilton spoke about the importance of standing together against gun violence and pleaded that if anyone has information about who is responsible for her daughter's death, they should come forward.