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Marion County officials supplied, trained regarding opioid overdose medication
First responders in Marion County will now carry Narcan, a nasal spray used to revive victims of opioid overdoses.
Officers from seven local departments received training Thursday from Angela Mallette, outreach coordinator for Stand Up Mississippi.
The local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans recently received its charter.
The Marion Men’s Chapter went through a lengthy process according to Ken McNease, camp commander.
Concerning the four-lane bill that might become law July 1, 2018, I strongly oppose this law. It will cause traffic to back up on the highways.
I frequently travel U.S. 98 East to Hattiesburg, and if we have to stay in the right lane it will back up quickly. I thought that was the purpose for four lanes to begin with.
The following marriage license applications were received by the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of March 5:
• Darren Dmeatrich Lee of Columbia and Frengela Contrece Lundy of Columbia.
• Jerry Wayne Temple of Lumberton and Ewanda Renee Sanford of Lumberton.
Michael Kelly says there are two things school districts can do to greatly reduce the chances of a shooting.
No. 1 is to have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying. The deputy director of the Columbia Law Enforcement Training Academy said for every school shooter one of the catalysts for why they did it was being picked on.
Homes on Mary Street recently purchased by the Columbia School District are being torn down to make way for parking across from Columbia Elementary School.
Superintendent Jason Harris said this week that the houses have been stripped.
JACKSON – The East Marion Lady Eagles (19-8) punched their ticket to the Final Four Friday night at Jackson State with a convincing 51-32 win over Biggersville, reaching the semifinals for the first time since 2003.
Saturday was a good day in Columbia and Marion County as the community pulled together to show how much it cares.
Gentry Day was a success with hundreds of people gathering to encourage and raise funds for young cancer patient Gentry Terrell and her family.
It’s David vs. Goliath as local officials oppose Jackson’s ‘One Lake’ plan
Local state Rep. Ken Morgan is being heralded as a champion by some and a scapegoat by others after his presentation in the Mississippi House helped prevent state borrowing for a controversial Jackson lake project.
A Columbia businessman’s plans to have a mobile barbershop have been squashed by state regulations.
The Mississippi Board of Barbering and Cosmetology won’t allow Steve McGill to run his barbershop, Phenomenon, in a trailer that moves from spot to spot, according to information provided to the city.
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.
Members of the Marion County Ham Radio Club spent Saturday passing simulated emergency traffic for a host of local agencies.
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. 25
Up to 90 percent of the felony cases in Marion County could be linked to drug use, according to District Attorney Hal Kittrell.
Seconds count when fire strikes and the Columbia Fire Department is helping to ensure residents have a fighting chance to discover fires in their homes before it is too late.
The CFD has nearly 100 smoke detectors to distribute this fall thanks to a grant from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Wilks commits to USM
Since he was a kid, Columbia Academy outfielder Slade Wilks has made his presence felt on the baseball diamond from smashing windshields at Dean Griner to being a driving force in Columbia Academy’s MAIS AAA State Championship as a freshman.
A man wanted by Columbia police in connection with a drive-by shooting was arrested last week and faces a plethora of charges.
The Columbia Police Department served a high-risk warrant on Aug. 8 and arrested Henry J. Peters, 28, of Columbia and charged him in connection with a drive-by shooting that took place in July.
The Pearl River Interpretive Plaza was filled with the sights and sounds of children and their projects earlier this week.
A group of home school students from the JNA Academy and DKX Bullock School spent part Monday and Tuesday learning about a variety of things using the Plaza behind City Hall in Columbia as their classroom.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies are seeking a man who is considered armed and dangerous in connection with a death investigation.
Chief Deputy Jamie Singley said late Saturday that authorities are seeking Ronnie Smith of the Kokomo area.
A woman is dead and a man was injured after being shot near Foxworth late Friday in what investigators say appears to have been a domestic dispute.
Tamaneka Murree Alexander, 30, of Foxworth, died Friday night as a result of her injuries, Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall said in a news release Monday.
Some jobs and tax revenue will be returning to Columbia as Ramey’s Marketplace is coming to U.S. 98 in the building formerly occupied by Winn-Dixie.
Thomas Hodges, a spokesman for the family-owned, Purvis-based company, said the grocery store will employ approximately 100 people and will open before Thanksgiving.
A massive blaze destroyed a home on Mississippi 35 Wednesday morning.
Myron Miller, assistant chief for the Southwest Marion Volunteer Fire Department, said the house belongs to former Columbia Police Chief Carroll Bryant.
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.