(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Shabulous owner Melissa Collier.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Gulfport in Nov. 12, 1971.
A pilot program in the Columbia School District will help students with some of the non-academic job skills that employers often find lacking: organization, goal setting, social skills and handling stress, for example.
The Thanksgiving holiday proved deadly on the state’s roads over the long Thanksgiving weekend, but in Marion County officials reported no serious injuries or crashes.
Five people died on the state’s roads during the enforcement period that began at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 and ended Sunday at midnight.
A Columbia Police Department initiative is designed to keep shoppers safe during the holiday season.
Operation P.R.I.C.E. (Prevention through Real time Intelligence, Collaboration and Enforcement) was rolled out recently, and Chief Michael Kelly said the department wants to work with citizens and retailers.
Marion County election results, Nov. 27, 2018, runoff
Includes machine and absentee ballots, 112 affidavits ballots are all that remain to be counted.
8,626 ballots cast (52.75 percent of registered voters)
U.S. Senate special election
Mike Espy, 3120 votes, 36.3 percent
Recently I ate lunch at a restaurant in Jackson called Babalu. The menu was very interesting and the food was delicious. It was kinda, sorta Mexican with some Mediterranean touches. I ordered lamb sliders. The server offered several sauces, among them Comeback.