(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Myrtles Nursing Center Administrator Gail Whittington.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Prentiss March 2, 1961.
A state appeals court says a convicted murderer from Marion County is not entitled to a parole hearing every year.
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled on Herman Barnes’ case Tuesday. It said a 2014 law requiring annual parole review does not apply to people convicted before that law was passed.
With the school year kicked off, Columbia School District officials are making sure construction projects are moving along and reviewing enrollment numbers.
This year on the first day, 1,691 students were enrolled compared to 1,695 last year.
After months of study and weeks of going over departmental budgets line-by-line, the Marion County Board of Supervisors is proposing a 4.58 mill property tax increase.
The Board met in special session Tuesday with CPA Cathy Slocum after four days of budget hearings.
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Monday, Aug. 14
(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.)
A Ward 3 resident is asking for a greater police presence in her neighborhood.
Stephanie Wilson met with the Columbia Board of Aldermen last week and also addressed issues from loose dogs to drainage.
Police Chief Mike Cooper said his officers would be glad to patrol the area, but in the past it was discouraged.
For the first time in more than a decade, millage imposed by the city of Columbia will increase.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted 5-0 last week to raise the city’s rate by four mills. That will equal about $40 extra per year for a $100,000 home.