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CHS hosts cheer camp

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

More than 50 young cheerleaders got to learn alongside the Columbia High School cheer squad this week and concluded a four-day camp with performances in front of family and friends Thursday.

Cheer coach Sara Russell said the goal of the camp is to grow cheerleaders.



Jail Docket: June 20, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from June 10 to June 16. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.


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25 years in AKA celebrated

By STAFF,

Delicia Long of Kokomo, left, and Dr. Louise Gombako-Amos of McComb both celebrated their silver anniversaries (25 years) as members of the Phi Mu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha during the sorority’s recent Southeastern Regional Conference in Mobile, Ala.





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Gracie Broome

Gracie Broome

86, Bassfield

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church for Mrs. Gracie Broome, 86, who died on Friday, Jan. 25 in Columbia. Burial followed in Lowland Cemetery. Rev. Dewitt Bain and Rev. Ed Steele officiated at the services.







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Board smart on sales tax

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.







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Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department... READ MORE