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Life has enough pressures; why include them in the garden?
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia Academy bookkeeper Wendy Barnes.) Q: When and where were you born?
65 years ago, Jan. 20, 1955
Stamps Body Shop, located at 3880 Mississippi 35 in Columbia, is ready for all of your car repair and maintenance service.
They say birds of a feather flock together, and next Saturday Marion County will be able to see that at the sixth annual Pearl River Classic Exhibition Poultry Show at the Columbia Expo Center.

Jail takes 25 from Parchman


The state prison crisis has hit Columbia through the transfer of inmates to the Marion County Regional Jail.

At the Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday morning, Warden Derek Mingo said they would be picking up 25 inmates who are currently assigned to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Fire Report: January 9, 2020

Monday, Dec. 30

Medical, 66 Wiggins Road, 9:23 a.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 7 Carroll Loop, 3 p.m., Morgantown responded.

Fire alarm, 1712 Church St., 5:12 p.m., Columbia responded.

Motor vehicle accident, Mississippi 44/Sumrall Road, 6:22 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Jail Docket: January 9, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Leon Darrell Andrews, 46, Columbia, arrested by MCSO, charged with contempt of court; possession of firearm by felon.

CA accelerated reader leaders

Students who earned the highest number of Accelerated Reader points during the second nine weeks at Columbia Academy are, from left, Noah Fortenberry, sixth grade; Lainey Holmes, fifth grade; Alexis Smith, fourth grade; Brayden Dyess, third grade; Lizzi Robbins, second grade; and Eli McDaniel, first grade.



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Public Notices

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