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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, June 10
The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending June 14:
Monday, June 10
• Frank W. Forbes and Joan B. Forbes to Terry McCain and Sherri McCain
• Nita Fillingame Patterson to Harmon David Fillingame
• Rebecca B. Brown to Hershel Kennedy
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.
Caption: In this photo from 20 years ago, June 26, 1999 12 basketball standouts from Marion County, seven from Columbia Academy and five from West Marion High School, attended the 1999 Pearl River Community College basketball camp.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from June 24 to June 30. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
After 1st solo flight, Anthony preparing for career in aviation
Evan Anthony knew from the moment he rode on an airplane for the first time as a third grader that he wanted to be a pilot.
Now the 20-year-old from Darbun is well on his way to achieving that dream.
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.
Katie Broom and her family at 1402 Broad St. are honored to be the recipients of the July Yard of the Month.
“It’s an honor because I do take pride in my yard,” Broom said. “I’ve done everything myself, and I love to keep a neat yard.”
Broom added it was an unexpected honor, and she appreciates being chosen.
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