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Creel, Butler engaged

Chris and Stacy Creel of Columbia announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Nichole Elizabeth Creel of Columbia, to Dylan Michael Butler of Ellisville, son of Dennis and Stacey Butler of Ellisville.

Land Transactions: Dec. 7, 2019

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending Nov. 29:

Monday, Nov. 25

Jeanell D. Rainey to Phelan Lyle Rainey, Walter Craig Rainey, Andrea Rainey Toney and Ramona Rainey Martin

Gene R. Johnson and Dymple R. Johnson to David Harold Johnson

In this photo from 40 years ago, Dec. 6, 1979, Mrs. Betty Upton, right, accepts the Outstanding Citizen Award from Mrs. John McElroy at the Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball.

Looking Back: Charity ball

65 years ago, Dec. 2, 1954

“Jill Applewhite and Jimmy Hardy will represent the Columbia band at the Mississippi State High School Band clinic to be held in Greenville, Dec. 9-11, Dick Prenshaw, band director, announced this week.”

Community Calendar: Dec. 7, 2019

Woodmen of the World Christmas Supper, Dec. 7

The Woodmen of the World will hold its Christmas supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Woodmen lodge on Bullis Street. The Woodmen will furnish meat and drinks. Members are to bring covered dishes. For more info, call Dewitt Forbes (601) 736-6851.



Helen J. Sanders Sweatt


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.


Gracie Broome

Gracie Broome

86, Bassfield

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church for Mrs. Gracie Broome, 86, who died on Friday, Jan. 25 in Columbia. Burial followed in Lowland Cemetery. Rev. Dewitt Bain and Rev. Ed Steele officiated at the services.


City to explore annexation


The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.