Kenneigha Barnes was all smiles as Marion County Superintendent Wendy Bracey called her up in front of a school board meeting Monday.
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Columbia residents will soon be able to recycle on Saturdays.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted to open the recycling center on old Foxworth Road from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. It will also be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Fridays.
Ditches and flooding are taking a top priority for the newly elected Columbia administration.
Mayor Justin McKenzie said frequent rains have brought a lot of issues to light.
The Marion County Historical Society’s 52nd annual Heritage Festival is set for Oct. 7, and organizers are currently seeking vendors for the event.
Activities kick off at 9 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. in Columbia’s City Park. Pre-registration for booths is available through Sept. 1 at a cost of $40.
Meetings with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn could benefit Marion County.
Marion County supervisors were asked to prepare of an agenda of items the county needs ahead of future meetings and even visits from top-ranking state officials.
The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.
In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.
A traffic stop on Lumberton Road by Columbia Police Department officers yielded a variety of drugs, a stolen gun and two arrests Saturday afternoon.
CPD Capt. Johnny Barnes said police charged Calvin Bernard Guy, 28, of Tylertown, with a variety of offenses and picked up passenger Niketa McGowan, 22, of Columbia, on a warrant.