The Columbia 9u all-stars won perhaps the most memorable game of the weekend in an extra-inning thriller Saturday morning, but they lost their other two games of the state tournament in Laurel and were eliminated Saturday night.
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The following incorporations were filed in Marion County during June, according to records from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office.
• E & S Enterprise LLC, 16 Rankin Creek Road, Sandy Hook
• Touch Of Grace Home Health Care LLC, 103 Judy St., Columbia
An entertaining fireworks display Saturday night capped another successful Freedom Fest. It was an impressive show for a city the size of Columbia, and organizers and the public should rightly feel proud.
National Guard facility closed since 2014 tornado
After nearly a five-year absence, the Mississippi National Guard Company Alpha of the 150th Brigade Engineer Battalion is coming home.
A ribbon cutting celebrating the grand reopening of the National Guard Armory in Columbia will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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.
The Myrtles opened Jan. 14, 1979, as a 60-bed nursing center in the same location as it is now on Alberta Avenue. On July 25, there will be a 40th anniversary celebration.
A Marion County grand jury has indicted a Kentucky man on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault.
James Brumfield, 37, of Oak Grove, Ky., is being held at the Marion County Jail on $10,000 bond for the two felony charges.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Zellco Federal Credit Union teller Chloe Smith.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in St. Tammany Parish, La., June 21, 1999. I grew up in Bogalusa and moved to Henleyfield, Miss., when I was 2 and have been out there ever since.
The Columbia 10u softball all-stars continued their dominance in Magee this past weekend and claimed the USSSA state title Sunday.
Columbia beat Sumrall 8-3 in the championship game Sunday night, and head coach Kyle Wilks said he was proud of how his team handled adversity.
The Columbia Duckworth 8u all-stars swept the competition in their district tournament in Lumberton June 21 and June 22 and are heading to the state tournament.
The all-star squad will head to Hattiesburg July 5 through July 7 for the state tournament.
The Marion County Board of Supervisors opened bids Monday for two projects intended to improve buildings at the BusinessPlex.
T.L. Wallace Construction Inc. made the low bid of $132,352 for a miscellaneous improvements project at the former Columbia Training School. Sullivan Enterprises bid $168,723.
UPDATE: The Sheriff's Office said Janekqua Henry, the victim's girlfriend, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. She's being held at the Marion County Jail.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting today.
Frank Oliver Cooper
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Hathorn Funeral Home for Frank Oliver Cooper, 83, of Lumberton, who died on Monday, July 1 in Columbia. Bro. Roger Miller officiated at the services.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia Fire Department firefighter Zachery Peak.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Hattiesburg Feb. 14, 1997.
Q: Where did you attend school?
During a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Columbia Board of Aldermen appointed Eric Lucas to serve on the Columbia School District Board of Trustees.
The 39-year-old is a Columbia High School graduate and works for Jones Companies.
The West Marion High School family is carrying a heavy heart this week after junior basketball player Jamyre’un Hammond died in his Kokomo home early Friday morning.
Hammond shined a bright light into the lives of others, according to his friends, teammates and family.
Nearly 20 minutes of the Tuesday night City Board of Aldermen meeting was spent discussing garbage cans.
The city will be taking over collection from Waste Pro beginning Oct. 1, and the board is in discussion whether to purchase the existing cans from Waste Pro or buy new ones.
The Marion County School District honored the volunteer contributions of the parents of the year from each school Monday.
• East Marion Elementary: Yolanda Bourne
• East Marion High: Tibby Johnson
• West Marion Primary: Kimmie Miller
• West Marion Elementary: Kayla Crawford
Negotiations pending between $1,000 Senate pay hike, $4,000 House proposal
Members of Marion County’s legislative delegation say they support increasing teacher pay and will wait and see the results of a compromise between different amounts in the Mississippi House and Senate.
State Rep. David Baria, a Democrat from the Gulf Coast, called a plan for a $1,500 raise for Mississippi teachers a “meaningless” amount, according to a Clarion Ledger story published Wednesday. Perhaps if his legislative salary was decreased by $1,500 per year he would feel differently.