A Lumberton man was arrested Monday outside Walmart in Columbia after allegedly pointing a handgun at vehicles in the parking lot.
An additional sales tax on restaurants and hotels in Columbia could still be passed this year after the Mississippi Senate moved forward with a bill when a similar measure died in the House.
If passed, the tax would go to a referendum that would require 60 percent approval from city voters.
Utility improvements being made
Crews have been busy this week throughout Columbia making improvements on utilities officials say will help emergency responses and save money.
A portion of Church Street was closed Wednesday as improvements were being made on the city’s gas lines.
Starting next school year, 85 percent of 4-year-olds in Marion County will be enrolled in a public preschool program.
That’s the result of a grant-funded learning collaborative headed up by the Marion County School District that also involves the Columbia School District, Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc. and two daycares.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from March 11 to March 17. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
A plan to create a dining and lodging tax in Columbia for tourism, parks and recreation or economic development will have to wait for at least another year.
Mayor Justin McKenzie said State Rep. Ken Morgan informed him Tuesday that the bill had died in committee after some questions were raised about language in it.
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Monday, March 11
Your granddad’s wall-to-wall carpet lawn doesn’t have to be yours.
In the 40-some years since I began lawn care consulting there’s been a subtle but fundamental change towards a more forgiving approach of what a lawn actually is.