More than a month after a deadly tornado roared through the southern part of Marion County, the federal government on Friday declared a disaster area, opening up assistance for businesses and residents.
Line up begins for the True Vine Baptist Church class of 2020 parade at noon Sunday outside the Marion County Courthouse. The procession ended up at the church, where a brief program was held honoring the congregation's graduates from high school, college and graduate school.
Every Saturday in our Professional Profile we pose the question, “What do you enjoy about Columbia and Marion County?” As Sports Editor Joshua Campbell, who conducts those interviews, has noted, without fail the reply is it’s a small town where everyone knows everyone.
The amount Mississippians can earn by working while receiving unemployment benefits will increase from $40 per week to $200 per week through June 27, according to an executive order Gov. Tate Reeves issued Monday.
The order also extends through Dec. 26 the waiver of the one-week waiting period for receiving unemployment.
Marion General Hospital employees greet a parade in their honor Thursday hosted by the City of Columbia. Fire, police and other municipal vehicles rode by to thank nurses and health care workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. This week is National Nurses Week, and next week is National Hospital Week.