Gov. Tate Reeves today at his daily briefing announced the extension of the safer-at-home order for one more week until 8 a.m. Monday, June 1.
But the governor is again allowing other areas to reopen effective at 8 a.m. Monday, May 25.
As COVID-19 cases in Marion County hit the 100 mark this week, plans are still being affected by the pandemic.
With the safer-at home order still in place, the annual Memorial Day service at the Marion County Courthouse is being postponed with plans to be held at a later date.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen accepted the low bid of $339,650 Tuesday to repave Sumrall Road and Walter Payton Drive.
Bids were received from Dunn Roadbuilders, TL Wallace, Warren & Warren and Warren Asphalt, and Mayor Justin McKenize said all bids came in under budget.
Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember those who gave their lives in service of our country. It is also known as the unofficial kickoff to summer, which means more people will be on the roads.
The Columbia Police Department encourages everyone to always have a plan to get home safely and to never drink and drive.
The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending May 15:
Monday, May 11
Jewell Randy Beard and Jimmy Keith Beard to Alice F. McKenzie
Mead Investments LLC to Jacqueline Hunter
U.S. News & World Report recently named Columbia High School as the No. 22 best high school in Mississippi.
The national news magazine uses factors like college readiness, math and reading proficiency, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rate to determine the rankings.
BROOKHAVEN — The Mississippi School of the Arts is proud to honor graduating senior Christian McCance of Columbia.
He studied in the vocal music program at the residential, public high school in Brookhaven and was a Mississippi Scholar. McCance will attend Mississippi State University in the fall, where he plans to major in nursing.