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Info sought on shooting

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help for information about a large private party Friday night that ended with three injured by gunfire.

The incident occurred after 11 p.m. outside the activity center of New Zion United Methodist Church on Rural Center Lane, which is off of Mississippi 13 south of Columbia.




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Jail Docket: July 18, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 8 to July 14. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.



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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.”







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Myrtles to celebrate 40 years

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

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.




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Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

By STAFF,

Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

90, Columbia

 

Private services will be held at a later date for Helen J. Sanders Sweatt, 90, who died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

 

She was a lifelong resident of Columbia.

 

She was preceded in death by a son, Herbie Ray Reid.

 




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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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