Today's Top Stories

(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.


Fire Report: May 16, 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, May 6





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Body cams coming soon

By CHARLIE SMITH,

The Columbia Police Department now has eight body cameras and is working on a plan to begin using them soon, Chief Michael Kelly told aldermen Tuesday.

Mayor Justin McKenzie asked Kelly to issue a press release once the cameras are in operation to let the public know the city is trying to be transparent.




City buys new garbage truck

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Columbia aldermen bought a new garbage truck Wednesday, and the city plans to take back over pickup come Oct. 1.

The new truck won’t be delivered until December, so the city is looking at buying a used truck to put into service after its contract with Waste Pro expires Sept. 30. It would need a used truck anyway for a backup.


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David Allen Watts 85, Hattiesburg

Sports

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