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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Zellco Federal Credit Union teller Chloe Smith.)

Q: When and where were you born?

The Columbia Animal Control and Rescue Center needs help.

Animal Shelter Coordinator Mallory Belk said Wednesday that it needs volunteers and donations most of all.

The Summer Feeding Program is in full-swing at Jefferson Middle and Columbia High schools.

More than 50 young cheerleaders got to learn alongside the Columbia High School cheer squad this week and concluded a four-day camp with performances in front of family and friends Thursday.

Nearly 20 minutes of the Tuesday night City Board of Aldermen meeting was spent discussing garbage cans.

UPDATE: The Sheriff's Office said Janekqua Henry, the victim's girlfriend, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. She's being held at the Marion County Jail.

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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


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.


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.





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Hill hosts missionary at Capitol

By STAFF,

Jorgejill S. Duyaguit, pastor and director at Faithway Baptist Institute in Calatrava, Negros Occidental, the Philippines, visited the state Capitol on Friday with his wife, Lyn, and son, Kneel. For the first time they met their longtime Facebook friend, State Sen. Angela Burks Hill, in the Senate chamber.


25 years in AKA celebrated

By STAFF,

Delicia Long of Kokomo, left, and Dr. Louise Gombako-Amos of McComb both celebrated their silver anniversaries (25 years) as members of the Phi Mu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha during the sorority’s recent Southeastern Regional Conference in Mobile, Ala.



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