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The Marion County Board of Supervisors opened bids Monday for two projects intended to improve buildings at the BusinessPlex.

He loved his family, his children and would do anything he could to support them. Those were thoughts expressed by a heartbroken Regina Jefferson, mother of Jarron Burton.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Friday executed operation “Round Robin,” which yielded 13 arrests.

The stage will be set Friday for Columbia’s own Elsie to premier her new single, “River Avenue.”

For one Marion County young lady, the third weekend in July will be her time to shine.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Tease Salon cosmetologist Courtney Crain.)

Q: When and where were you born?





Jail Docket: June 6, 2019

By STAFF,

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.


Big plans for Freedom Fest

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

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.


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Incorporations filed in May

By STAFF,

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



Fire Report: June 6, 2019

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, May 27


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