Today's Top Stories

S.B. Dale Jr. of Columbia gave his life for the cause of freedom during World War II, and the people of the tiny village in France where the Army pilot died have never forgotten.
The East Marion Eagles volleyball team remains extremely talented heading into the 2019 season and is hoping to finally reach the mountain top.
The West Marion Trojans volleyball team will try to do something it has never done before in 2019: Make the playoffs.
The Board of Supervisors approved Monday building a county-wide fire training facility at the Marion County BusinessPlex.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help for information about a large private party Friday night that ended with three injured by gunfire.

Jail Docket: July 11, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 1 to July 7. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.


Fire Report: July 11, 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, July 1


City makes job moves

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Personnel issues were the main topic at the Columbia Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday.

Ordinance Officer Justin Corley addressed the board in Police Chief Michael Kelly’s absence. Upon the recommendation of Corley, the board approved the following changes:

• Frelix Roderick, full-time officer certified;


Repairs requested

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Circuit Judge Tony Mozingo and Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan approached the Board of Supervisors Tuesday about funding improvements to the Marion County Courthouse.

Grand jury members first came to Nolan and were very concerned, she said.


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.”


Bridge project ready

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Williamsburg Road bridge project has finally been given a green light.

County Engineer Jeff Dungan advised the Board of Supervisors Tuesday that the county is now in receipt of a memorandum of agreement with the Mississippi Department of Transportation and can advertise for bids.


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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


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.


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