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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association Manager of Member Services Kurt Brautigam.)
Polished Looks owner says excitement about Columbia helped motivate expansion
Marion County is going to experience a very wet weekend. Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall sometime on Saturday near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana.
A lot of things have changed in 40 years, but some things still stay the same. One constant in Columbia has been The Myrtles Nursing Center.
On June 26 at the Mississippi Municipal League Conference on the Gulf Coast, Mayor Justin McKenzie received the 2019 Public Safety Award for under 10,000 population on behalf of Columbia.


Looking Back: Contributions needed after fire destroys dormitory

By STAFF,

65 years ago, July 8, 1954

“Sidney Head and Bill Lampton of Columbia were named on the Dean’s List for the second semester at Millsaps College. … Sidney Head is the son of Sidney Head of Mt. Olive and the late Mrs. Head of Columbia. Bill Lampton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ben Lampton of Columbia.”



Brooms win top yard for July

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

Katie Broom and her family at 1402 Broad St. are honored to be the recipients of the July Yard of the Month.

“It’s an honor because I do take pride in my yard,” Broom said. “I’ve done everything myself, and I love to keep a neat yard.”

Broom added it was an unexpected honor, and she appreciates being chosen.


Fire Report: July 4, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.

Monday, June 24


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Jail Docket: July 4, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from June 24 to June 30. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.




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