Appointments made

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Columbia Board of Aldermen made more than 20 appointments to various boards during its Feb. 4 meeting.

Those included bodies that manage zoning, historic preservation, schools and the airport.

Aldermen began with the Planning Commission, a seven-member body that deals with zoning changes.




Wreck claims 2 lives on 98

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Marion County is grieving the loss of what it feels like “one of its own” following a fatal accident that claimed the life of former Columbia resident Forrest Phillips and another man.

Phillips, 60, of Hattiesburg was killed in a head-on collision at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday in Walthall County near the Pike County line.


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