Services will be held at noon on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Cook Galloway Funeral Home for Lorina Powell, 80, of Columbia, who died on Friday, May 15 in Hattiesburg.
Cook Galloway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Authorities have seized 34 dogs from Foxworth that are suspected of being involved in dog fighting, although the owner says it is a legitimate breeding operation.
A mobile home fire on May 14, allegedly arson, preceded discovery of the animals at 974 Pickwick Road.
OXFORD — Emmie Brookins wasn’t even born when University of Mississippi football player Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins suffered a life-changing injury during the Rebels’ 1989 homecoming game against Vanderbilt.
HATTIESBURG — Graduating from college is an incredibly rewarding feat, even more so when the journey has taken nearly 20 years to complete. KaSondra Toney is a single mom, a dedicated student and a soon-to-be graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Child and Family Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Thomas Franklin Graham III
Services will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Hathorn Funeral Home for Thomas Franklin Graham III, 72, of Columbia, who died on Saturday, May 16. He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.
More than a month after a deadly tornado roared through the southern part of Marion County, the federal government on Friday declared a disaster area, opening up assistance for businesses and residents.
Monday, May 11
Medical, 1409 Ridgewood Drive, 11:11 a.m., Columbia responded.
Grass/woods fire, Shiloh Firetower Road/U.S. 98 W., 1:25 p.m., Foxworth and Southwest Marion responded.
Smoke, 208 Wiggins Road, 8:15 p.m., Columbia responded.
BROOKHAVEN — The Mississippi School of the Arts is proud to honor graduating senior Christian McCance of Columbia.
He studied in the vocal music program at the residential, public high school in Brookhaven and was a Mississippi Scholar. McCance will attend Mississippi State University in the fall, where he plans to major in nursing.
Columbia and many cities like it in Mississippi will soon be facing the difficult decisions that private businesses in their communities have already grappled with.
That's because there's a two-month lag between when sales are made in stores and when municipalities receive their cut of the sales tax.
MCHS Class of 1969 Scholarship
MCHS Class of 1969 is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship to a Columbia High School 2nd semester freshman.
For applications, please contact Charles Lampton (601) 307-9873 or Lorenza Williams (601) 688-3332.
Mary Louise Dunaway
C Spire is reminding area students that they can access free Wi-Fi outside the company's Columbia store for doing schoolwork.
The service is available during normal business in the parking lot at 1116 U.S. 98.
C Spire says people using the service should remain in their cars.
Monday, May 4
Fire alarm, 507 Broad St., 6:34 a.m., Columbia responded.
Medical, 191 Sanders Road, 8:26 a.m., Foxworth and Tri-Community responded.
Smoke, 26 J. Jackson Lane, 10:05 a.m., Foxworth, South Marion, Southwest Marion and Tri-Community responded.
75 years ago, May 10, 1945
The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending May 8:
Monday, May 4
Myrtle T. Rogers to Roy Andrew Saucier
Myrtle T. Rogers to David Saucier
David Brasseal to Nathaniel J. Cook and Kady L. Cook
After a four-month absence, Marion County School Board President Keith Stuckey was able to attend the meeting Monday.
Stuckey suffered two strokes and has been going through rehabilitation. Before he opened the meeting with prayer, he addressed the audience.
Many county officials in Mississippi received raises in a 2019 bill passed by the Legislature. That included 5% more for chancery and circuit clerks, plus additional fees for constables and coroners.
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.