The Columbia Board of Aldermen accepted the low bid of $339,650 Tuesday to repave Sumrall Road and Walter Payton Drive.
Bids were received from Dunn Roadbuilders, TL Wallace, Warren & Warren and Warren Asphalt, and Mayor Justin McKenize said all bids came in under budget.
JACKSON — Mississippi Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson on Friday accepted a donation of medical face masks from Taiwan on behalf of Mississippi.
Line up begins for the True Vine Baptist Church class of 2020 parade at noon Sunday outside the Marion County Courthouse. The procession ended up at the church, where a brief program was held honoring the congregation's graduates from high school, college and graduate school.
U.S. News & World Report recently named Columbia High School as the No. 22 best high school in Mississippi.
The national news magazine uses factors like college readiness, math and reading proficiency, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rate to determine the rankings.
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.
Gov. Tate Reeves today at his daily briefing announced the extension of the safer-at-home order for one more week until 8 a.m. Monday, June 1.
But the governor is again allowing other areas to reopen effective at 8 a.m. Monday, May 25.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from April 27 to May 3. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.
Benjamin Dewayne Crump, 42, Foxworth, arrested by MCSO, charged with DUI 1st offense.
Sitting in a doctor’s office in Hattiesburg, Kevon Cloyd couldn’t believe his ears. Just three days before, he had been a rising sophomore linebacker trying to crack the varsity lineup for the Columbia Wildcats.
Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday he is extending a safer-at-home order for two more weeks until 8 a.m. May 25. However, he has modified the order to allow for the reopening for salons, barber shops and gyms Monday morning.
All of those have been closed since the coronavirus-related shutdowns began on March 14.
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.
Monday, April 27
Vehicle accident w/injuries, 69 Ward Road, 1:14 p.m., Foxworth responded.
Medical, 103 E. Rankin St., 1:16 p.m., Columbia responded.
Tuesday, April 28
Vehicle fire, Game Reserve Road/Mississippi 13 S., 6:51 a.m., Pine Burr and South Marion responded.
We don’t judge the masses who have gathered at Red Bluff near Morgantown in recent days. After weeks of being cooped up at home, people need time outdoors for their mental and physical health.
The threat of spreading the coronavirus is far less outdoors than indoors because it can’t survive long outside.
Esther S. Patterson
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Woodlawn Cemetery for Esther S. Patterson, 96, of Columbia, who died on Monday, April 27. Bro. Dewitt Bain officiated at the service.
With prep sports completed for the 2019-20 school year and seniors graduating, it’s time to look toward the 2020-21 year and discover who will be taking the place of the departing star athletes. This is a collection of 10 male student athletes who are expected to truly shine next year for the first time in their high school careers.
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.