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Bill Harris, commander of Columbia’s American Legion Post 90, speaks during a Memorial Day program Monday at the Marion County Courthouse.
Paul Robert Goss, son of Robert and Sherri Goss of Columbia, is a May 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Sandy Hook Baptist Church on Sunday displayed the various military, state and the U.S. flags in front of its entrance as part of a tribute for Memorial Day, which was Monday.
Carpentry students from the Marion County Carl Loftin Career Center build square boxes with removable dividers earlier this year per the curriculum guidelines.
Work has begun on replacing the bridge on Columbia-Purvis Road just before Beacon Supply off of U.S. 98.

Obituary: Alton F. Bennett

Alton F. Bennett

87, Columbia

Graveside services with military honors were held on Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Woodlawn Cemetery for Alton F. Bennett, 87, of Columbia, who died on Thursday, May 7 in Columbia. Bro. Millard Moak officiated at the services.

Reeves offers guidelines for safe worship


In Tuesday’s daily briefing, Gov. Tate Reeves issued guidelines for churches as congregations begin to hold in-house services again. Reeves in the guidelines said, “Mississippi is stronger because of our faith-based communities,” however he also said, “The freedom to worship should not be the freedom to transmit COVID-19 to your neighbor.”


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