Welcoming ‘19

By MARK ROGERS,

With crowds estimated at nearly 10,000, Columbia kicked off the New Year and its bicentennial Saturday night with a spectacular light and fireworks show.

“What a response,” Main Street Columbia Director Nik Ingram said, calling the celebration “the finale to Season 1 and the premier to Season 2.”


Woman dies in wreck

By MARK ROGERS,

A Foxworth woman died in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning hours before four cars were part of another wreck at the same location on U.S. 98 in Columbia.

Willie Nell Smith, 83, was pronounced dead at the scene around 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of Old Foxworth Road and 98 near the bridge over the Pearl River.





Floods erode, close 586

By MARK ROGERS,

A section of a local highway has been closed due to erosion, and drivers are being warned not to cross barricades to try to cut through the area.

Recent heavy rains have caused sand to cover and undermine a section of Mississippi 586 west of Foxworth near Water Valley Road. The road remains closed as officials seek a solution.



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