Today's Top Stories
65 years ago, July 29, 1954
“Paving of all the streets in the Golden Acres subdivision and parts of a number of other city streets wil begin in the near future as a result of the sale of $35,000 street improvement bonds Monday.”
Marion County’s unemployment rate jumped to 6.0 percent in June from 4.9 percent in May, although that’s typical based on seasonal job variations.
June typically has the highest unemployment rate of any month in Marion County, with January having the second-highest.
Forget the snooty debates over “crape murder” pruning; it’s a moot point now. We got a real problem.
In my lifetime, a fast-spreading insect wiped out most of America’s elm trees, and a leafspot disease ruined millions of red Photinias. And nothing we threw at either helped much at all.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 15 to July 21. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
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, July 15