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Myrtles to celebrate 40 years

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

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.





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Info sought on shooting

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help for information about a large private party Friday night that ended with three injured by gunfire.

The incident occurred after 11 p.m. outside the activity center of New Zion United Methodist Church on Rural Center Lane, which is off of Mississippi 13 south of Columbia.


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Murals part of Freedom Fest

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Murals will be popping up all around town as Columbia prepares to make a positive impression at Freedom Fest.

Local artists are coming together to paint on walls all around downtown.

“It is an incredible opportunity for us,” Nik Ingram, director of Main Street Columbia, said. “We have a wonderful art community here.”



CHS hosts cheer camp

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

More than 50 young cheerleaders got to learn alongside the Columbia High School cheer squad this week and concluded a four-day camp with performances in front of family and friends Thursday.

Cheer coach Sara Russell said the goal of the camp is to grow cheerleaders.


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Incorporations filed in June

By STAFF,

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




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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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103 candles at this birthday

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.



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