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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association Manager of Member Services Kurt Brautigam.)
Polished Looks owner says excitement about Columbia helped motivate expansion
Marion County is going to experience a very wet weekend. Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall sometime on Saturday near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana.
A lot of things have changed in 40 years, but some things still stay the same. One constant in Columbia has been The Myrtles Nursing Center.
On June 26 at the Mississippi Municipal League Conference on the Gulf Coast, Mayor Justin McKenzie received the 2019 Public Safety Award for under 10,000 population on behalf of Columbia.

Dreams taking off


After 1st solo flight, Anthony preparing for career in aviation

Evan Anthony knew from the moment he rode on an airplane for the first time as a third grader that he wanted to be a pilot.

Now the 20-year-old from Darbun is well on his way to achieving that dream.


Church offers ride program


Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is offering a transportation service.

They currently have six vehicles in use, each is handicapped, wheelchair accessible and can handle special needs.

As part of National Transportation Day, the church was offering free rides from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Fire Report: June 20, 2019


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.

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