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County schools close year

A brief meeting was held Monday night to close out the fiscal year for the Marion County School District School Board.

The board approved the following resignations:

• Casey Sullivan Taylor as assistant state literacy coordinator;

• Melissa Taylor as West Marion High School counselor.


Murals part of Freedom Fest

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Murals will be popping up all around town as Columbia prepares to make a positive impression at Freedom Fest.

Local artists are coming together to paint on walls all around downtown.

“It is an incredible opportunity for us,” Nik Ingram, director of Main Street Columbia, said. “We have a wonderful art community here.”





Miss Hospitality honored by city

Mayor Justin McKenzie presents 2018 Marion County Miss Hospitality Meredith Bass with a key to the city for the work she has done representing Columbia over the past year. Bass, the daughter of Mike and Melanie Bass of Columbia, is a 2015 Columbia Academy graduate and a 2019 graduate of Mississippi State University.


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