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President Trump today declared Marion County as one of 16 Mississippi counties eligible for federal disaster relief from severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred due to Tropic
Extras to add to potting soil include perlite (a volcanic ash that looks like small white popcorn), expanded clay, ground limestone and bits of worn-out, yellow dish scrubber to cover the bigger drainage holes
My leaf and compost pile is breaking my mind’s heart. Heaps of once-had-to-have plants have been left to rot into more useful soil amendments.
In this photo from 40 years ago, Dec. 6, 1979, Mrs. Betty Upton, right, accepts the Outstanding Citizen Award from Mrs. John McElroy at the Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball.
65 years ago, Dec. 2, 1954
At the city board meeting Tuesday night, awards were given to police officers.
Chris and Stacy Creel of Columbia announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Nichole Elizabeth Creel of Columbia, to Dylan Michael Butler of Ellisville, son of Dennis and
Extras to add to potting soil include perlite (a volcanic ash that looks like small white popcorn), expanded clay, ground limestone and bits of worn-out, yellow dish scrubber to cover the bigger drainage holes
In this photo from 40 years ago, Dec. 6, 1979, Mrs. Betty Upton, right, accepts the Outstanding Citizen Award from Mrs. John McElroy at the Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball.


Rankin wins yard of month

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The November Yard of the Month has been awarded to Cheryl Rankin.

Rankin, who lives on Sumrall Road, has a beautiful, manicured yard. But that wasn’t the case two years ago when she moved back home. Her mother’s health had been failing so the yard wasn’t able to be kept up.



Jail Docket: Oct. 31, 2019

By STAFF REPORTS,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

FoKelia Lakendra Akins, 40, Tylertown, arrested by CPD, charged with controlled substance sale.




Supervisor, pastor, friend: Newsom plays many leadership roles in Marion County

By TAYLOR THOMPSON & TAYLOR FIELDS,

Calvin Newsom is a well-known and respected leader in Marion County, serving the community from the pulpit and in local government.

The 56-year-old has spent more than two decades on the Marion County Board of Supervisors and pastors John the Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia.




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David Joseph “Joe” Speights 72, Columbia

Sports

The Columbia Wildcats’ undefeated season came to a screeching halt Friday night in the south state... READ MORE

Social

Columbia Municipal Court Clerk Anita Echols loves the downtown Christmas decorations. “I think that is so amazing because I love Hallmark movies so when I go down there and am watching it it’s like being in a Hallmark movie,” she said.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Municipal Court Clerk Anita Echols.) Q: When and... READ MORE

Opinion:

Darrin Webb, Mississippi’s state economist, tweeted Tuesday about an interesting story from the... READ MORE

Public Notices

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending... READ MORE