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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.


CFD offering smoke detectors

By MARK ROGERS,

Seconds count when fire strikes and the Columbia Fire Department is helping to ensure residents have a fighting chance to discover fires in their homes before it is too late.

The CFD has nearly 100 smoke detectors to distribute this fall thanks to a grant from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.





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Court upholds parole ruling

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A state appeals court says a convicted murderer from Marion County is not entitled to a parole hearing every year.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled on Herman Barnes’ case Tuesday. It said a 2014 law requiring annual parole review does not apply to people convicted before that law was passed.





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