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(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.

 

Columbia and Marion County are built on the backs of family-run businesses, and Cook’s Garage may be the textbook example.

Two Columbia girls will be sharing the lead role in a traditional ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” the next two weekends.

City hears passionate support for and against ordinance

For the first time, beer and wine will soon be legally sold in Columbia on Sundays after the Board of Aldermen passed a revised ordinance Tuesday.

City officials are mulling fees for the use of Bluff Street Park similar to the ones charged by the county to use facilities at the Columbia Water Park.

Record crowds estimated at between 8,000 and 10,000 lined the streets for Saturday’s Kiwanis Club of Columbia Christmas Parade followed by a light show and fireworks.

City revisits paving plan

By MARK ROGERS,

After receiving bids that were much higher than expected for paving projects around the city, the Columbia Board of Aldermen and Mayor Justin McKenzie are seeking solutions for crumbling infrastructure.

During last Tuesday’s Board meeting, Engineer Sean Burns spoke about a recent bid opening to repair several streets.







Suit targets pillmakers

By CHARLIE SMITH,

As the opioid crisis continues to spread across the nation, Marion County officials are considering suing drug manufacturers to recoup costs.

Marion County ranks second behind Forrest County in opioid use in Mississippi with 182.9 prescriptions per 100 residents, a number that concerns the Board of Supervisors.





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