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Bill Harris, commander of Columbia’s American Legion Post 90, speaks during a Memorial Day program Monday at the Marion County Courthouse.
Paul Robert Goss, son of Robert and Sherri Goss of Columbia, is a May 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Sandy Hook Baptist Church on Sunday displayed the various military, state and the U.S. flags in front of its entrance as part of a tribute for Memorial Day, which was Monday.
Carpentry students from the Marion County Carl Loftin Career Center build square boxes with removable dividers earlier this year per the curriculum guidelines.
Work has begun on replacing the bridge on Columbia-Purvis Road just before Beacon Supply off of U.S. 98.

Unemployment doubles to 11.1%

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Marion County lost less jobs than most Mississippi counties in April, with unemployment rising here to 11.1%.

Even though the county’s rate more than doubled from 5.0% in March, Marion rose to the 14th-lowest unemployment rate among Mississippi’s 82 counties in April. It had been the 22nd-lowest in March.







Fire Report: May 28, 2020

Monday, May 18

Vehicle accident-property damage only, Mississippi 35 N./Williamsburg Road, 5:02 p.m., Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded.

Medical, 220 Virginia Ave., 6:07 p.m., Columbia responded.

Fire alarm, 909 Bennett St., 11:24 p.m., Columbia responded.




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