(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Shabulous owner Melissa Collier.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Gulfport in Nov. 12, 1971.
The following businesses incorporated in Marion County during October, according to Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office records:
• Unity Temple Community Church Of God In Christ 2, 500 Jones Lane, Columbia
• JB Haddox Construction LLC, 30 Lightsey Lane, Columbia
Turnout in Marion County increased about 42 percent in Tuesday’s general election versus the previous mid-term elections in 2014.
About 55 percent of the county’s registered voters cast ballots.
In the most anticipated race of the night for U.S. Senate, Marion County mirrored the rest of Mississippi with Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy leading substantially over Chris McDaniel.
The Associated Press has called the election as a runoff between the Republican Hyde-Smith and Democrat Espy, which will be Nov. 27.
One incumbent was upset and two incumbents won re-election in school board races on the ballot in Marion County.
The following are unofficial election results from Marion County with 22 of 22 precincts reporting, including absentee ballots, minus 212 provisional ballots that will be counted Wednesday.
54.96 percent of registered voters cast ballots
David Baria, 2,682
Roger Wicker, 5,797
The Columbian-Progress church page has received a redesign debuting today that includes color and a new local columnist.
Bro. Bobby Thornhill of Sandy Hook is sharing his writings, which appear in several regional newspapers, with the C-P.
Voters are set to go to the polls Tuesday in a variety for races from local school board and judges seats to House and Senate positions up for grabs, and absentee voting has been brisk at the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office.