(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.
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.
A Columbia man was arrested Monday afternoon and faces several charges in connection with alleged drug sales in the city.
The Columbia Police Department arrested Martel Porter, 34, at his residence on Barnes Street on the city’s northwest side.
Offering more Advanced Placement and dual credit college classes helped the Marion County School District jump from a C to a B in state ratings.
The district’s overall score jumped five points from 590 to 595 on a 1,000-point scale and much of that increase came from students’ participation and performance in those courses.
A woman who allegedly stole more than $6,000 in phones from a local business is behind bars after an unusual incident led to her arrest.
Letesha Jeanae Smith, 22, of McComb allegedly told officers she was someone else after being pulled over – but a hospital band on her wrist revealed her true identity, according to Columbia police.