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.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Zellco Federal Credit Union teller Chloe Smith.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in St. Tammany Parish, La., June 21, 1999. I grew up in Bogalusa and moved to Henleyfield, Miss., when I was 2 and have been out there ever since.
The Columbia 10u softball all-stars continued their dominance in Magee this past weekend and claimed the USSSA state title Sunday.
Columbia beat Sumrall 8-3 in the championship game Sunday night, and head coach Kyle Wilks said he was proud of how his team handled adversity.
The Columbia Duckworth 8u all-stars swept the competition in their district tournament in Lumberton June 21 and June 22 and are heading to the state tournament.
The all-star squad will head to Hattiesburg July 5 through July 7 for the state tournament.
The Marion County Board of Supervisors opened bids Monday for two projects intended to improve buildings at the BusinessPlex.
T.L. Wallace Construction Inc. made the low bid of $132,352 for a miscellaneous improvements project at the former Columbia Training School. Sullivan Enterprises bid $168,723.
UPDATE: The Sheriff's Office said Janekqua Henry, the victim's girlfriend, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. She's being held at the Marion County Jail.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting today.
Frank Oliver Cooper
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Hathorn Funeral Home for Frank Oliver Cooper, 83, of Lumberton, who died on Monday, July 1 in Columbia. Bro. Roger Miller officiated at the services.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia Fire Department firefighter Zachery Peak.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Hattiesburg Feb. 14, 1997.
Q: Where did you attend school?
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.
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.
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.
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