An Improve man will serve 20 years day-for-day after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.
Paul Matthew Wheat, 41, is now serving his time at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl after being sentenced Jan. 16 on two counts of child exploitation.
Monday, Feb. 3
Medical, 1004 West Ave., 8:59 a.m., Columbia responded.
Smoke, Lumberton Road, 12:39 p.m., Columbia responded.
Medical, 1837 Mississippi 35 S., 3:58 p.m., Southwest Marion responded.
Vehicle accident, East Ave./Broad St., 4:07 p.m., Columbia responded.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Feb 3 to Feb 9. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.
Deric Dewayne Adams, 43, Carson, arrested by CPD, charged with DUI 1st offense-(1)(a) under the influence of liquor.
Dr. Holly Malone McLain of Advanced Hearing and Balance, whose practice includes an office in Columbia, has been selected for the 2020 Best of Hattiesburg Award in the audiologist category by the Hattiesburg Award Program.
First Southern Bank on Second Street recently announced the promotions of two long-tenured employees.
Nick Davis, who previously served as vice president and branch manager, was promoted to chief credit officer, and former Vice President and BSA Officer Dawn Prach is the new chief compliance officer.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen made more than 20 appointments to various boards during its Feb. 4 meeting.
Those included bodies that manage zoning, historic preservation, schools and the airport.
Aldermen began with the Planning Commission, a seven-member body that deals with zoning changes.