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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Colonial Funeral Home’s Jimmy Turnage.) Q: When and where were you born?
The latest round of campaign finance reports covering money received and spent during June were due to the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office by July 10.
Columbia Mayor Justin McKenzie says neither he nor Police Chief Michael Kelly are aware of any investigation pending against an officer hired this week who resigned from the Forrest County Sheriff
S.B. Dale Jr. of Columbia gave his life for the cause of freedom during World War II, and the people of the tiny village in France where the Army pilot died have never forgotten.
The East Marion Eagles volleyball team remains extremely talented heading into the 2019 season and is hoping to finally reach the mountain top.



Fire Report: June 6, 2019

By STAFF,

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, May 27


Incorporations filed in May

By STAFF,

The following incorporations were made in May in Marion County, according to the Secretary of State’s Office:

• C Town Towing LLC, 229 Stuckey Road, Columbia

• JC’s Shack LLC, 35 Gates Road, Columbia

• A & A Consulting LLC, 702 Main St., Columbia

• Raynes Farms LLC, 150 Old Hwy 98, Columbia



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Big plans for Freedom Fest

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Organizers hope to draw 10,000 downtown July 6

Freedom Fest is fast approaching, and organizers hope to draw 10,000 people downtown for live music, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks and more.

July 6 is the date set aside to celebrate the country’s birthday and Columbia’s bicentennial.


Jail Docket: June 6, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from May 27 to June 2. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.




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David Allen Watts 85, Hattiesburg

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