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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Colonial Funeral Home’s Jimmy Turnage.) Q: When and where were you born?
The latest round of campaign finance reports covering money received and spent during June were due to the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office by July 10.
Columbia Mayor Justin McKenzie says neither he nor Police Chief Michael Kelly are aware of any investigation pending against an officer hired this week who resigned from the Forrest County Sheriff
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.



Samuel Joe 'Sammy' Prine

Samuel Joe “Sammy” Prine

65, Columbia

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at North Columbia Baptist Church for Samuel Joe “Sammy” Prine, 65, of Columbia, who died on Sunday, May 12 in Covington, La. All are welcome to attend.



Community Calendar, May 18, 2019

Cheryl V. Walker

Book Signing, May 18

Cheryl V. Walker will debut her first book, entitled “Living Purpose-Full,” at her book signing event to be held from 2 p.m. until

4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Magnolia Inn & Suites, 816 U.S. 98.

AARP Chapter 5276

Parade of Hat-A-Lu-Jahs,

May 19


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Jail Docket: May 16, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from May 6 to May 12. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.


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David Allen Watts 85, Hattiesburg

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