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Kristian Agoglia has always enjoyed Christmas lights.

Agoglia, vice president of Looks Great Services and a Brooklyn, New York, native, said he was happy to be a part of helping downtown Columbia shine for the holidays.

Heavy snow Friday meant complications for many Marion County residents, who lost power for up to two days.

But it also resulted in some tranquility and fun as family and friends united as they waited for the lights to come back on.

Schools closed across the region and power crews and fire departments battled the elements Friday as Columbia and Marion County saw a record snowfall.

Federal inspectors have ordered Marion County to shut down traffic over two bridges in what is expected to be just the first wave of closures.

Marion County officials learned earlier this week that the project to replace the roof on the Marion County Courthouse won the Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractors, 2017 Excellence in Construction Gold Award.

Columbia Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot and wounded another man Wednesday night.











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Motorists could see action patching roads around Columbia in the next several weeks.