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
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.
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.
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 Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association Manager of Member Services Kurt Brautigam.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 14, 1957.
Q: Where did you attend school?
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.
A brief meeting was held Monday night to close out the fiscal year for the Marion County School District School Board.
The board approved the following resignations:
• Casey Sullivan Taylor as assistant state literacy coordinator;
• Melissa Taylor as West Marion High School counselor.
Cyclist Randall Lewis of Columbia is set to ride again for charity.
This year’s ride will begin at 1 a.m. Thursday in Columbia and end in New Orleans later that day about 119 miles away.
“I have been riding all over South Mississippi for quite a while,” Lewis said.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen approved a new countywide training facility for firefighters at the Marion County BusinessPlex Tuesday.
Deputy Chief Lyle Berard of the Columbia Fire Department requested that the city contribute up to $5,000 toward the project, which aldermen did.
The Columbia School District accepted its 2019-2020 budget in a special meeting Tuesday.
The school district is already at its millage cap of 55 mills so there is no property increase, Business Manager Kim Rogers said during her presentation to the school board.
A couple weeks ago I did a story on the city of Columbia receiving the Public Safety Award. The city will not receive the award until next week’s Mississippi Municipal League conference, but the award was already announced.
It is officially summer time! The temperature and student participation in summer camps signal summer is here. The beginning of summer also denotes the completion of another school year. As I look back on the 2018-2019 school year, the Columbia School District has much to celebrate.
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.
The family of Steve Bournes of Columbia hosted a party for him Friday on the date of his 103rd birthday at the Myrtles Nursing Center. Step-children and nieces and nephews attended, coming from as far away as California. Bournes is an Oak Vale native and spent his life in Columbia, where he operated a barber shop on Corner Avenue.
Jefferson Middle School and first-year principal Levi Robinson are working diligently to improve the school’s D rating and spent $50,000 on an outside firm to improve test scores, according to an update he gave the school board April 11.
Columbia will be looking for a new building inspector as it continues its task of cleaning up properties along with a major overhaul of its zoning ordinances.
Aldermen accepted Bo Williams’ resignation Tuesday after the Marion County School District hired him last week to be 16th Section land manager.
East Marion superstar big man John Rawls elected to forego opportunities to play Division I basketball next season and instead will take his talents to Ellisville to play at Jones County Junior College after signing Thursday morning.
The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending June 21:
Monday, June 17
• James M. Rogers to Michael E. Bates
• Taylor Nicole McKenzie to Jimmy Allen McKenzie and Ellen Lynn T. McKenzie