Flavous Payne Williams
Flavous Payne Williams
When most people think about the work we do as reporters and journalists, they think about the stories we tell through the articles we write and the pictures we take. I think the same way when I read other people’s work in the field.
Mississippi’s local and state elections are done for another four years. The Republican Party stays in power.
Unlike many elections around the world, few people questioned the validity of our state’s election process. It is a great blessing to live in a state and country that has a legitimate and trusted democratic process.
Many Marion countians put in countless hours of hard work to host the Wall that Heals for the first-time ever in Mississippi, and it has paid off greatly for the people of this community to experience the tribute to veterans.
Joseph LaVelle Anderson
“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.” Romans 13:1-2 (NKJV)
Marion County General Election Results, Nov. 5, 2019
22 of 22 precincts reporting (unofficial results)
Jim Hood, 2,853
Tate Reeves, 5,053
Bob Hickingbottom, 26
David R. Singletary, 73
Delbert Hosemann, 5,389
Jay Hughes, 2,549
Republicans made a clean sweep in Marion County Tuesday as the GOP nominees won all 14 of the contested races on the county ballot.
With all 22 of the precincts reporting, none of the races were close as Republicans got roughly two out of every three votes in most races, according to unofficial returns.
The clash of the unbeatens Thursday night between Columbia (8-0, 3-0) and West Marion (8-1, 2-1) was decided by the legs of Ole Miss commit and Wildcats running back Kentrel Bullock as he guided Columbia to a 33-14 home victory with four rushing touchdowns.
Columbia, East Marion and West Marion all advanced to the second round of the playoffs tonight with blowout home victories, while Columbia Academy was eliminated on the road in a close second-round matchup.
East Marion-58 West Lincoln-21
All three Marion County teams in action Thursday night were victorious with Columbia remaining undefeated, West Marion picking up its ninth win and East Marion clinching a district title.
Columbia vs. Seminary
Reece Colon Broom
70, Mountain View, Ariz.
I can’t take original credit for this realization — that goes to Columbia head coach Chip Bilderback — but it’s quite amazing that the three Marion County public schools only lost to each other on the gridiron during the regular season.
Mississippi voters are talking now, for good reasons, about the governor’s race. It’s the state’s most powerful position. The race features ideological opposites. The winner will hold considerable sway over the direction of Mississippi’s future. And it’s, frankly, the only statewide race that Democrats hold any shot at winning.
Harry Taylor Sr.
Helen J. Sanders Sweatt
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.
The West Marion High School family is carrying a heavy heart this week after junior basketball player Jamyre’un Hammond died in his Kokomo home early Friday morning.
Hammond shined a bright light into the lives of others, according to his friends, teammates and family.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies over the past week. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
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.