Before Brown v. Board of Education ordered desegregation of public schools, before Emmett Till’s murder woke up the nation, before the Freedom Riders drew attention to conditions for black people in the South, before the Voting Rights Act guaranteed everyone equal access to the polls, there was Jackie Robinson.
The eight policemen and deputies from Marion County who have given their lives in the line of duty are now driving on “God’s interstate of eternity,” the guest speaker at the Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony said Thursday.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 members present a gun to Randy Dyess Wednesday at Foxworth Pawn and Trade as the winner of their raffle that funds girls attending Girls State.
From left are Alice Greenlee, Dale Mullins, Dyess and Eula Blansett.
Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to fix an error regarding the amount of sheriff candidate Lance Poirier's expenditures.
Big money has not yet rolled into Marion County elections this year as candidates have mostly funded their own operations, according to the first round of campaign finance reports.
The proposed mayor of Bellevue says there’s a question for Columbia about who will be the closest city to its east: a newly incorporated Bellevue or Hattiesburg extending nearer through annexation.
And John Adcock said in a talk to the Columbia Rotary Club May 7 that he believes Bellevue would be a really great neighbor.
Columbia aldermen bought a new garbage truck Wednesday, and the city plans to take back over pickup come Oct. 1.
The new truck won’t be delivered until December, so the city is looking at buying a used truck to put into service after its contract with Waste Pro expires Sept. 30. It would need a used truck anyway for a backup.
The Columbia Police Department now has eight body cameras and is working on a plan to begin using them soon, Chief Michael Kelly told aldermen Tuesday.
Mayor Justin McKenzie asked Kelly to issue a press release once the cameras are in operation to let the public know the city is trying to be transparent.