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The Junktion will have classes with its vendors such as ceramics
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia Academy librarian Amber Mattox.) Q: When and where were you born?
The Marion County Board of Supervisors held a work session Thursday to discuss the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and expenses at the jail remained the No. 1 topic.
Hurricane caused damages but no injuries in Columbia
Teacher learns lessons from 500-mile trek

Jail Docket: July 11, 2019


Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 1 to July 7. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.

Fire Report: July 11, 2019


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 1

Incorporations filed in June


The following incorporations were filed in Marion County during June, according to records from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office.

• E & S Enterprise LLC, 16 Rankin Creek Road, Sandy Hook

• Touch Of Grace Home Health Care LLC, 103 Judy St., Columbia

Bridge project ready


The Williamsburg Road bridge project has finally been given a green light.

County Engineer Jeff Dungan advised the Board of Supervisors Tuesday that the county is now in receipt of a memorandum of agreement with the Mississippi Department of Transportation and can advertise for bids.

Repairs requested


Circuit Judge Tony Mozingo and Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan approached the Board of Supervisors Tuesday about funding improvements to the Marion County Courthouse.

Grand jury members first came to Nolan and were very concerned, she said.


Looking Back: Contributions needed after fire destroys dormitory


65 years ago, July 8, 1954

“Sidney Head and Bill Lampton of Columbia were named on the Dean’s List for the second semester at Millsaps College. … Sidney Head is the son of Sidney Head of Mt. Olive and the late Mrs. Head of Columbia. Bill Lampton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ben Lampton of Columbia.”

City makes job moves


Personnel issues were the main topic at the Columbia Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday.

Ordinance Officer Justin Corley addressed the board in Police Chief Michael Kelly’s absence. Upon the recommendation of Corley, the board approved the following changes:

• Frelix Roderick, full-time officer certified;

Brooms win top yard for July


Katie Broom and her family at 1402 Broad St. are honored to be the recipients of the July Yard of the Month.

“It’s an honor because I do take pride in my yard,” Broom said. “I’ve done everything myself, and I love to keep a neat yard.”

Broom added it was an unexpected honor, and she appreciates being chosen.



Jerry “Wine Dogg” Polk 65, Tulsa, Okla.


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