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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association Manager of Member Services Kurt Brautigam.)
Polished Looks owner says excitement about Columbia helped motivate expansion
Marion County is going to experience a very wet weekend. Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall sometime on Saturday near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana.
A lot of things have changed in 40 years, but some things still stay the same. One constant in Columbia has been The Myrtles Nursing Center.
On June 26 at the Mississippi Municipal League Conference on the Gulf Coast, Mayor Justin McKenzie received the 2019 Public Safety Award for under 10,000 population on behalf of Columbia.

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.






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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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Brenda B. Stringer 70, Columbia

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