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President Trump today declared Marion County as one of 16 Mississippi counties eligible for federal disaster relief from severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred due to Tropic
Extras to add to potting soil include perlite (a volcanic ash that looks like small white popcorn), expanded clay, ground limestone and bits of worn-out, yellow dish scrubber to cover the bigger drainage holes
My leaf and compost pile is breaking my mind’s heart. Heaps of once-had-to-have plants have been left to rot into more useful soil amendments.
Columbia Municipal Court Clerk Anita Echols loves the downtown Christmas decorations. “I think that is so amazing because I love Hallmark movies so when I go down there and am watching it it’s like being in a Hallmark movie,” she said.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Municipal Court Clerk Anita Echols.) Q: When and where were you born?
In this photo from 40 years ago, Dec. 6, 1979, Mrs. Betty Upton, right, accepts the Outstanding Citizen Award from Mrs. John McElroy at the Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball.
65 years ago, Dec. 2, 1954
At the city board meeting Tuesday night, awards were given to police officers.
Extras to add to potting soil include perlite (a volcanic ash that looks like small white popcorn), expanded clay, ground limestone and bits of worn-out, yellow dish scrubber to cover the bigger drainage holes
Columbia Municipal Court Clerk Anita Echols loves the downtown Christmas decorations. “I think that is so amazing because I love Hallmark movies so when I go down there and am watching it it’s like being in a Hallmark movie,” she said.
In this photo from 40 years ago, Dec. 6, 1979, Mrs. Betty Upton, right, accepts the Outstanding Citizen Award from Mrs. John McElroy at the Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball.

Jail Docket: Oct. 17, 2019

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Oct. 7 to Oct. 13. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Ramsey G. Brumfield, 37, Tylertown, arrested by CPD, charged with embezzlement.


Burn ban lifted

Gov. Phil Bryant lifted a statewide burn ban Monday after a series of rains brought some color and moisture back to what had been a parched landscape.

Also, the Marion County ban expired on Tuesday.

Bryant enacted the statewide ban Oct. 2 after one of the driest and hottest Septembers in state history.






Sandra Watson Lampton

Sandra Watson Lampton

81, Gainesville, Ga.

Sandra Watson Lampton of Gainesville, Ga., went to her celestial home on Oct. 5, 2019, after an extended illness, during which she exhibited courage and hope, despite increasingly difficult odds.




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David Joseph “Joe” Speights 72, Columbia

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The Columbia Wildcats’ undefeated season came to a screeching halt Friday night in the south state... READ MORE

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Columbia Municipal Court Clerk Anita Echols loves the downtown Christmas decorations. “I think that is so amazing because I love Hallmark movies so when I go down there and am watching it it’s like being in a Hallmark movie,” she said.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Municipal Court Clerk Anita Echols.) Q: When and... READ MORE

Opinion:

I am like most people in Marion County: excited for tonight’s festivities beginning with the... READ MORE

Public Notices

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending... READ MORE