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Rosalyn Freeman

Rosalyn Freeman is a native of Memphis, TN. From an early age, a microphone was her favorite accessory. She began to utilize her voice in the church and broaden her platform as a radio host in college at WUMR, the jazz lover. After college, Rosalyn took some time away from the media as she joined a movement for environmental justice to protect her neighborhood against oil companies and air pollution.


Rosalyn is a testament that dreams come true as she picked back up her microphone by joining the WCBI news team as a reporter and weekend anchor. Since moving to Columbus, her goal has been to spread the message of self-love and body positivity. In her free time, she loves to travel and spend time with her family, and she is always ready for a good laugh. Something she lives by: “If it is to be, then it has to begin with me.”

Lynn Spruill

Mayor Lynn Spruill was elected mayor of the City of Starkville, Mississippi in 2017 and ran unopposed in
the 2021 election for a second term. She is a former United States Naval Officer and pilot, Mayor of
Addison, Texas, a pilot for Delta Air Lines and is currently a businesswoman and realtor in Starkville,

Renee Sanders

Mrs. Renee Sims Sanders the Executive Director of United Way of Lowndes & Noxubee joined the United Way team in the spring of 2015 as the new director.
for Volunteer Columbus, an internal program of United Way.

Prior to working with United Way, she was employed with East Mississippi Community College/CAFB for 18 years, where she served in a student support capacity.

Tammie Nichols



Tammie Terrill Nichols is truly an overcomer and an inspiration to many. Tammie created Tammie T. Tubbs LLC -The Tammie Tubbs Show to inspire others to keep the faith while raising awareness for SMA.  She went on to write and publish her first of 7 books in memory of her sons entitled, I Still Have Joy (Published 2006). She continued galvanizing the community receiving a Proclamation from the State of Mississippi signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Phillip Gunn and Representative Tyrone Ellis in August 2014 recognizing August as National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month in Mississippi.  Locally,


Tammie continued her efforts having a proclamation signed by the then Mayor, Parker Wiseman declaring August as SMA Awareness Month in the city of Starkville.