A changing of the guard in Columbia’s leadership was the top story in Marion County in 2017, according to a vote by The Columbian-Progress staff.
Mayor Justin McKenzie, who had been a police captain, took office in July after the voters selected him to succeed Robert Bourne, who did not seek re-election.
The following marriage license applications were received by the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of Dec.18:
• Joseph Wayne Thornhill of Foxworth and Adrianne Taylor Domine of Foxworth
• Jonathan Rayshad Davis of Camden, Ark., and Hannah Jorie Montgomery of Columbia.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies over the past week. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
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, Dec. 18
The Mississippi Highway Patrol announced plans to kick off its “Making it Home for the Holidays” initiative this week.
According to Capt. Johnny Poulos, director of the Public Affairs Division, the high-visibility program will run through the end of the year.
Officials say they hope a new system for controlling pH will address a Columbia resident’s longstanding complaints about acidic water that causes blue staining and can potentially corrode copper pipes.
Brenda Kilpatrick of Pine Ridge Road told the Board of Aldermen Tuesday she’s been having a problem since at least 2013.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted 4-1 Tuesday to raise water rates 3 percent in 2018 after voting down the price hike at its previous meeting.
Aldermen Wendell Hammond, Jason Stringer, Mike Smith and Ed Hough voted for the increase, and Alderwoman Anna Evans voted against it.