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The Columbia School District has hired the same architecture firm that revamped Mississippi State University’s Dudy Noble Field to study possible improvements to Walter Payton Field at Gardner Stadium.
The school board on Aug. 15 voted to approve Wier Boerner Allin Architecture of Jackson.
Week 1 is rivalry week for the Columbia Academy Cougars as they head to Mendenhall Friday to take on reviled Simpson Academy.
The Cougars are coming off a 3-8 campaign in which they had a minus-7 turnover margin and lost in the first round of the playoffs but are ready for 2019.
For the third year in a row, the East Marion Eagles start their season on the gridiron against the Amite County Trojans Friday night on the road.
The Eagles have played Amite County Week 1 each of the last two years, losing 28-20 in 2017 and winning 33-2 last year.
The West Marion Trojans’ 2018 season was a tale of two halves. They began the year a perfect 6-0 in non-district play before faltering down the stretch, going 1-4 in Region 8-3A and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
65 years ago, July 29, 1954
“Paving of all the streets in the Golden Acres subdivision and parts of a number of other city streets wil begin in the near future as a result of the sale of $35,000 street improvement bonds Monday.”
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Woodlawn Cemetery for Patricia Anderson, 61, of Columbia, who died on Friday, Aug. 2 at her residence. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Colonial Funeral Home.
Monday, July 29
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What do you think the most popular passalong garden plant might be, world-wide?
I’ll give you a minute to think about it. But I’m not asking which one is sold the most, the one that people buy every year to plant, like tomatoes or marigolds. I’m wondering about the one most propagated and shared between gardeners.
Now showing at the Marion County Museum and Archives are two expanded exhibits and one new exhibit added for viewing this past month.
The new exhibit highlights the reenactments at the John Ford Home. An “Encampment” at the Ford Home will be coming up Sept. 13 to Sept. 15.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 29 to Aug. 4. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
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.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies over the past week. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
Dutharene Rayborn Pittman
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.
For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.
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.
Columbia School District Trustees say they are pleased with the work of new Superintendent Jason Harris.
The Board completed an evaluation of Harris before the Jan. 11 meeting and talked about Harris and the projects that he has begun since taking the helm on July 1, 2017.