For the second time this winter, a blast of arctic air and precipitation closed schools and made travel difficult around Marion County.
The following marriage license applications were received by the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of Dec.4:
• James Monte Polk of Jayess and Eniya Janeise Leonard of Columbia.
• William Eroy Matthews of Columba and Denesha Ariele Brown of Columbia.
Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.
Monday, Dec. 4
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.
The Columbia school board approved Monday afternoon hiring Perry Central High School football coach Chip Bilderback to lead the Wildcats football program.
Superintendent Jason Harris said in a news release that Bilderback is "one of the top young coaches" in Mississippi.
After a long layoff for the Thanksgiving holidays, the Columbia Academy Lady Cougars returned to the court last week, playing three games in six days.
Last Thursday the Lady Cougars steamrolled Pontchartrain Christian 56-12 behind Macey Jones’ game-high 16 points.