In Ecclesiastes 3, the Bible says “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven.” The time for me has come to begin to say farewell to the place I’ve called home for nearly a decade. Yes, you’ve probably heard by now that I’m leaving Columbia.
Tyler Creel recently completed the police academy at the Southern Regional Public Safety Institute and drove away with the highest honor in his class.
The new Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy won the “Top Cop” award as well as the driving award during the 11-week coursework.
With nearly nine inches of rain in a few hours, downtown Columbia flooded quickly Dec. 27, sending water into Main Street shops.
The Columbia Fire Department used its engines to pump off water from storm drains to alleviate some of the problems.
Election qualifying began Wednesday for a host of county and state races.
That includes all of the countywide positions like sheriff, chancery clerk, circuit clerk and tax assessor/collector, the Board of Supervisors, legislative positions and statewide offices like governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
A man who says a suspicious fire is to blame for the destruction of a family home says he is devastated to see it burned to the ground and that the State Fire Marshal’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information.
The Mississippi Real Estate Commission has suspended the license of a Columbia real estate broker for six months.
The commission punished Fred Buhrer after finding he allowed agent Mickey Webb to sell real estate under him while Webb’s license was inactive, according to an agreement between Buhrer and the commission signed on Aug. 7.
Three new state-funded pre-school classrooms will be coming to Marion County this year.
The Marion County School District led a collaborative effort that will receive about $1.1 million over the next three years for the early childhood learning centers.