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Adult education students at Pearl River Community College from Marion and Jeff Davis counties pose for a picture during their graduation May 21 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. Front row, from left, are Stephanie Robertson, LaToya Green, Caitlyn Beach, Kayla Beard, Lacy Willoughby and Savannah Simmons.
Columbia’s population dropped below 6,000 in 2018 for the first time since the 1930s, according to census estimates.
The city’s population was 5,941 in 2018 versus 6,582 at the 2010 census. That’s a loss of 641 people, or 9.7 percent.
Delicia Long of Kokomo, left, and Dr. Louise Gombako-Amos of McComb both celebrated their silver anniversaries (25 years) as members of the Phi Mu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha during the sorority’s recent Southeastern Regional Conference in Mobile, Ala.
RAYMOND — Four Marion County residents were among the more than 1,200 graduates of Hinds Community College during its spring commencement ceremonies.
The local graduates included:
• Cory Livingston of Columbia;
• Quanterris Newby of Columbia;
• Lindsey Gibson of Foxworth; and
• Keirra Meadious of Foxworth.
Jorgejill S. Duyaguit, pastor and director at Faithway Baptist Institute in Calatrava, Negros Occidental, the Philippines, visited the state Capitol on Friday with his wife, Lyn, and son, Kneel. For the first time they met their longtime Facebook friend, State Sen. Angela Burks Hill, in the Senate chamber.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from May 20 to May 26. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
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 20
The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office has charged a 36-year-old Columbia man with possessing child pornography.
William Andrew Chapman was arrested at his home May 23 and charged with two counts of child exploitation, the AG’s office said in a news release.
Two people were injured in a wreck Sunday evening on U.S. 98 in front of Hardees.
Brandon Fulgham was driving a Ford Mustang with Brittany Sauls as a passenger and pulled out of the parking lot by Hardees turning east onto the highway when a Nissan Altima driving west on 98 hit the Mustang, according to Fulgham and Sauls.