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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.

Campaign finance reports detailing spending and fundraising during May showed no major action in Marion County. The reports were due to the circuit clerk’s office Monday.

25 years in AKA celebrated

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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.






Jail Docket: May 23, 2019

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Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from May 13 to May 19. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.


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Fire Report: May 23, 2019

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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 13

Medical, Eagle Day Ave., 12:25 p.m., Columbia responded.




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