The Marion County Board of Supervisors opened bids Monday for two projects intended to improve buildings at the BusinessPlex.
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The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending May 31:
Tuesday, May 28
• Charles L. May and Cindy F. May to Hill Land Holdings LLC
Wednesday, May 29
• Vicky Wesley to Anthony Tyler Thomas
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from May 27 to June 2. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
Organizers hope to draw 10,000 downtown July 6
Freedom Fest is fast approaching, and organizers hope to draw 10,000 people downtown for live music, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks and more.
July 6 is the date set aside to celebrate the country’s birthday and Columbia’s bicentennial.
Dot Fortenberry of Columbia earned a bronze medal Saturday while competing in table tennis at the Mississippi State Games at Northeast Jones High School in Laurel.
The 82-year-old was in the women’s bracket — no age groups — where the next youngest competitor was half her age.
The following incorporations were made in May in Marion County, according to the Secretary of State’s Office:
• C Town Towing LLC, 229 Stuckey Road, Columbia
• JC’s Shack LLC, 35 Gates Road, Columbia
• A & A Consulting LLC, 702 Main St., Columbia
• Raynes Farms LLC, 150 Old Hwy 98, Columbia
Columbia wants to do environmental studies at two possible locations for a youth sportsplex.
The first is city-owned land along RA Johnson Drive, and the second is on the south end of the former Columbia Training School property.
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, May 27