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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.
Businesses will have to have their own garbage provider or contract with Waste Pro and the city for a 96-gallon can effective Jan. 1, 2018.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen set the date last week during discussions with Chris Lockwood of Waste Pro.
If the city of Columbia decides to incorporate some surrounding areas, will lower fire insurance costs offset increased property taxes?
Would residents formerly outside city limits still be able to burn brush piles or keep livestock? How about shooting guns or fireworks?
A homecoming float featured in the Columbia Academy Homecoming Parade several weeks ago will be part of a charity fundraiser at Gator Fest this weekend.
Madison McDaniel’s castle-themed float will be set up this weekend for photographs.
Customers of the Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association are being warned to be cautious of a billing scam that is circulating now.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Capt. Pete Williams said the department had “received a few calls” recently.
The Columbia and Marion County school districts both fell from B to C grades under state ratings released Thursday, although Marion County officially keeps its B through an exemption.
Marion County ranked 57th overall out of Mississippi’s 147 school districts, while Columbia was 61st.
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.