A new minivan, donated by a Columbia man, will help WINGS continue its mission helping abused women.
After finding out earlier this year that putting a 2-mill referendum on the ballot would be too costly to seek funding for the county’s volunteer fire departments, representatives spoke with the Marion County Board of Supervisors seeking 1 mill to help support their efforts.
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 Columbia woman will serve 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in connection with a 2016 shooting death in Hattiesburg.
On July 30, Breanna Conerly, 26, entered her plea in Lamar County before Judge Prentiss Harrell. Friday, Harrell sentenced her to 20 years in prison with 18 to serve.
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, July 30
There were no marriage license applications received by the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of July 30.
The following divorce was listed as final in the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of July 30:
• Kyle L. Bolin and Kayla Delancey Bolin.
Columbia and Marion County have seen a significant decrease in population since the 2010 census with the city dropping 8 percent and the county 7 percent over the seven-year period.
In April 2010, when the last full census was completed, Columbia had 6,582 residents; in 2017, it had 6,037.
Qualifying for three school board spots and the county prosecuting attorney begins next week.
Marion County Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan said those seeking the offices up for election on the Nov. 6 ballot can qualify from Aug. 8 through Sept. 7.
Qualifying will be held for: