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If newspapers go, so does U.S. freedom

The unprecedented success of the United States, sustained for more than 243 years, certainly has many causes. For one, a people who believe in freedom, equality and following the law is crucial. Without a populace who respects those ideals, any rules the government makes to try to promote them aren’t going to work in the long run.


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Friday Night Lights: CA falls to PCS, West stays perfect

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

For the second year in a row, the West Marion Trojans will enter Region 8-3A play undefeated after topping Vancleave 33-7 on the road Friday night. Meanwhile, PCS proved to be too strong for Columbia Academy to handle on its homecoming night in a lopsided 41-22 loss, and East Marion won a shootout at Bogalusa 48-44.





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Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

By STAFF,

Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

90, Columbia

 

Private services will be held at a later date for Helen J. Sanders Sweatt, 90, who died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

 

She was a lifelong resident of Columbia.

 

She was preceded in death by a son, Herbie Ray Reid.

 



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Dutharene Rayborn Pittman

By STAFF,

Dutharene Rayborn Pittman

80, Kokomo

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Columbia for Dutharene Rayborn Pittman, 80, of Kokomo, who died on Sunday, Nov. 4 in Hattiesburg.

 


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Jail Docket: June 27, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from June 17 to June 23. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.


City going to 4-day schedule

By MARK ROGERS,

Trash routes are changing in Columbia beginning Monday.

After lengthy discussions with Waste Pro during the Nov. 20 meeting and in a special meeting Tuesday, the Columbia Board of Aldermen accepted a proposal that will split the garbage collection into four days of routes running Monday through Thursday.



Fire Report: March 21, 2019

By STAFF,

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, March 11



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Police hold DUI push

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Columbia Police Department is reminding folks to “drive sober or get pulled over” this holiday weekend.

During the Labor Day Weekend the CPD is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an effort to combat drunk driving and save lives.




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