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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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Jail Docket: July 12, 2018

By STAFF,

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

 


Fire Report: July 12, 2018

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, July 2





Embattled teacher quits

By CHARLIE SMITH,

The Jefferson Middle School teacher who made a controversial social media post before state testing began  has resigned.

The Columbia school board accepted D’Leasha Abram Arnold’s resignation on June 27, according to a list of personnel actions taken at that meeting.


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