Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember those who gave their lives in service of our country. It is also known as the unofficial kickoff to summer, which means more people will be on the roads.
The Columbia Police Department encourages everyone to always have a plan to get home safely and to never drink and drive.
While the season was pushed back a couple of months because of the coronavirus pandemic, Dean Griner is planning to begin playing games June 1. It will certainly look a little bit different with guidelines in place to limit players being grouped together in dugouts or huddles.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from May 11 to May 17. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.
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.
After months of being couped up inside because of the coronavirus pandemic, more and more children are starting to play in the parks again. At left, Brooklyn Agoglia and, at right, Reagan Matis play at Friendship Park Tuesday.
POPLARVILLE — For the second straight offseason, Pearl River’s Dub Herring Park has received another major facelift.
I’m Maggie. I’m doing a book review on the whole series of A to Z Mysteries. They are about the mysteries that Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose solve.
Mississippi’s State Department of Health says its been too busy dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic to comply with the state’s Public Records Act.
It’s going to have to spend some time explaining in court why that’s a legitimate excuse.
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.
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.
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.
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.