A Columbia business wants to expand, but problems with a city sewer line are causing issues for the downtown company.
Sharon James of CARS (Care At Residence Services) said her company’s South Main Street location floods frequently, causing her to have to send employees home, and raw sewage is also a problem in the area.
In his last meeting as the Marion County Board of Supervisors attorney, Joe Shepard was business as usual.
Earlier in December, the longtime Columbia lawyer had been given a rocking chair, but on Monday he was busy with state statutes and board orders, the same as he’s done for nearly four decades.
Former church comes alive as event venue
From 1925 until the mid-1970s, the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Church Street hosted many weddings and community events. Now the historic structure has been renovated to be the site of many more.
A court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Columbia girl in 1993.
James Earnest “Squirrel” Watts is serving life without parole, but the 51-year-old had argued the law only allowed him to be sentenced to life with the possibility of parole.
Results are in from initial testing of students in Columbia Primary School’s new pre-K program, and officials are encouraged.
The 4-year-olds are already close to what the state expects them to know at the end of the year, Columbia Primary School Principal Heather Singley reported to the school board Tuesday night.
As the deadline to apply for $250 million in emergency bridge repairs looms, Marion County officials are determining which to apply for.
Applications are due to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by midnight Friday, and last week County Engineer Jeff Dungan met with the Board of Supervisors to prioritize the list.
Alyssa Watts has always liked jewelry.
Now the 12-year-old Marion County resident has her own line and was busy selling and talking about it. As people browsed the jewelry collection on display at the Magnolia Inn last weekend, they had the chance to meet the young entrepreneur behind “Jewelry by Janai.”