Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from Aug. 12 to Aug. 18. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
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A federal judge has filed an initial order regarding an excessive force lawsuit against Columbia police, dismissing some of the claims but declining to throw out the case.
U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett issued the opinion last month in “Shamber Hollins vs. City of Columbia.”
One arrest has been made so far with more arrests expected in a July 12 shooting on Rural Center Lane.
Usher Jackson, 19, of Columbia, was charged recently with aggravated assault related to the incident at a party outside the New Zion Methodist Church Activity Center.
The Marion County Correctional Facility has slashed $300,000 from its proposed budget as the county works on putting together a plan for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
Warden Derek Mingo presented the revised budget Monday morning at the Board of Supervisors meeting.
The Columbia School District is exploring a grant to install solar panels at a school as part of the Kemper County power plant settlement.
Using the sun’s energy, the devices could potentially offset some of the district’s light bill.
The Columbia 8u all-stars made history Tuesday morning, becoming the first team from Mississippi to win the Dixie Youth 8u coach pitch World Series by beating South Carolina 3-1 in the championship in Ruston, La.
Head coach Ryan Stringer said it was an awesome experience for the team.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Citizens Bank Marketing Administrative Assistant Brook McKenzie.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Hattiesburg Sept. 13, 1994.
Q: Where did you attend school?
The fourth time was the charm for the Columbia 11u all-stars Sunday as they claimed their first World Series championship in Brookhaven in four tries.
The five-time state champs had come close several times before but finally broke through the glass ceiling.
A packed room was on hand for an open employee hearing at the Marion County School District board meeting Monday night where the board voted not to accept the non-renewal of a teacher’s contract.
Vivian Dillon, a math teacher at East Marion High School, had been with the district for 24 years.
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.