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Martha “Mott” Warren Bell joined the Navy to see the world: instead she saw Kingsville, Texas. Bell, 97, of Sandy Hook, enlisted in January 1942.
The closest he’s ever come to dying, Henry O. Johnson says, was during a typhoon in Okinawa in 1945.
In a time where most people are staying home in an effort to flatten the curve of the coronavirus, some Marion County women are using their time to help Marion General Hospital.
Effective immediately, visitors to the Marion County Courthouse must call the office they are needing to receive instructions on how they can be served without having to enter the courthouse.
In this photo provided by Carol Durham of the Marion County Museum and Archives, the 1943 Columbia High School basketball team is pictured as seen in the school's annual. From left are Coach W.L.

Fire Report: April 12, 2018

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, April 2




Choir to sing at Carnegie

By MARK ROGERS,

Columbia will be represented this weekend at Carnegie Hall as 10 members of the Columbia High School Concert Choir sing at the prestigious New York venue.

Director Kim Walley and students will leave early Thursday to participate in the Sunday performance of Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo.”


Adventures In Eating: Ratatouille’s Ratatouille is a beautiful and classic labor of love

By FRAN GINN,

Ratatouille, the movie about a French rat with a dream to be a chef, debuted in 2007. I watched the movie then, but was so immersed in my business than I failed to give it my full attention. I am so sorry that I did that. This past weekend I watched it three times. It is amazing! The attention to detail is incredible.




Winton-Souhlas to wed

By STAFF,

It is with joy that Tracy and Ellen Winton of Columbia announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Winton of Hattiesburg, to Nicholas Souhlas, of Mobile, son of Joe and Becky Souhlas of Slidell.   


Fire vote nixed

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County won’t hold a referendum on additional fire property taxes this year because the costs could exceed $24,000 and deadlines are fast approaching.

Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan, election commissioners, fire officials and the Board of Supervisors met Wednesday, and all were in agreement that it was not feasible.


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