(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Tease Salon cosmetologist Courtney Crain.)
Q: When and where were you born?
Work is scheduled to start April 8 and finish by June 7 to fix a sewer line problem underneath Main Street near the courthouse that could be one culprit for downtown drainage problems.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen accepted the low base bid March 19 from Mitchell Contracting of Covington, La., for $138,270.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from March 18 to March 24. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
John Godwin appearing at Emmanuel Baptist Saturday
A cast member from the hit show “Duck Dynasty” will be speaking Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Columbia.
John Godwin, who has worked since 2002 for the Robertson family that stars in the TV series, will be sharing his story at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Gator Fest is back, and the usual fall event has a new time and a new home.
“Our committee has decided to make Gator Fest a spring event from now on. In years past it was held at the Columbia Water Park in the fall, but there are just too many conflicts,” Festival Coordinator Steve Mercier said.
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Monday, March 18
An additional sales tax on restaurants and hotels in Columbia could still be passed this year after the Mississippi Senate moved forward with a bill when a similar measure died in the House.
If passed, the tax would go to a referendum that would require 60 percent approval from city voters.