A couple weeks ago I did a story on the city of Columbia receiving the Public Safety Award. The city will not receive the award until next week’s Mississippi Municipal League conference, but the award was already announced.
The Kiwanis Club learned Wednesday there are misconceptions when it comes to donating blood.
John Sarah of United Blood Service was the guest speaker at the meeting. He discussed various mistaken beliefs people have when giving blood.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is offering a transportation service.
They currently have six vehicles in use, each is handicapped, wheelchair accessible and can handle special needs.
As part of National Transportation Day, the church was offering free rides from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday.
The Columbia Animal Control and Rescue Center needs help.
Animal Shelter Coordinator Mallory Belk said Wednesday that it needs volunteers and donations most of all.
According to Belk, those two items make a big difference.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen approved a new countywide training facility for firefighters at the Marion County BusinessPlex Tuesday.
Deputy Chief Lyle Berard of the Columbia Fire Department requested that the city contribute up to $5,000 toward the project, which aldermen did.
The Summer Feeding Program is in full-swing at Jefferson Middle and Columbia High schools.
Both schools are taking part in the summer long initiative to provide nutrition to youth in the city. They provide both breakfast and lunch.
The schools are both reporting about 20 students for breakfast and 50 for lunch each day.
Nearly 20 minutes of the Tuesday night City Board of Aldermen meeting was spent discussing garbage cans.
The city will be taking over collection from Waste Pro beginning Oct. 1, and the board is in discussion whether to purchase the existing cans from Waste Pro or buy new ones.
UPDATE: The Sheriff's Office said Janekqua Henry, the victim's girlfriend, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. She's being held at the Marion County Jail.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting today.
The Marion County Board of Supervisors opened bids Monday for two projects intended to improve buildings at the BusinessPlex.
T.L. Wallace Construction Inc. made the low bid of $132,352 for a miscellaneous improvements project at the former Columbia Training School. Sullivan Enterprises bid $168,723.