MCHS Class of 1969 Scholarship
MCHS Class of 1969 is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship to a Columbia High School 2nd semester freshman.
For applications, please contact Charles Lampton (601) 307-9873 or Lorenza Williams (601) 688-3332.
James Henry Hill
94, Oak Vale
Barbara Alice Easterling
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Morgantown Cemetery for Barbara Alice Easterling, 80, of Columbia, who died on Thursday, May 7 in Columbia. Rev. Pettis Brewer officiated at the services.
The Columbia Rotary Club normally honors its scholarship recipients with an awards luncheon each spring, but the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted those plans.
Instead Scholarship Committee Chairman Gary Smyly traveled to each of Marion County’s four high schools Tuesday to present the checks to the seniors.
Monday, May 4
Fire alarm, 507 Broad St., 6:34 a.m., Columbia responded.
Medical, 191 Sanders Road, 8:26 a.m., Foxworth and Tri-Community responded.
Smoke, 26 J. Jackson Lane, 10:05 a.m., Foxworth, South Marion, Southwest Marion and Tri-Community responded.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from May 4 to May 10. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.
The amount Mississippians can earn by working while receiving unemployment benefits will increase from $40 per week to $200 per week through June 27, according to an executive order Gov. Tate Reeves issued Monday.
The order also extends through Dec. 26 the waiver of the one-week waiting period for receiving unemployment.
Tuesday Gov. Tate Reeves announced additional social distancing measures for seven central Mississippi counties identified as coronavirus hotspots.
Lance Poirier of the Columbia Police Department inspects a bag of drugs and drug paraphernalia seized during a traffic stop Monday at the corner of South High School Avenue and Church Street. The driver was charged with a DUI, and two people received possession charges. Poirier said meth, meth paraphernalia and marijuana was seized.