NEW ORLEANS — The Columbian-Progress staff garnered 14 awards, including five firsts, in the annual statewide newspaper contest.
You say po-tay-to and I say po-tah-to" as the old song says. The more important thing is which potato do you mean. Worldwide there are about 5,000 potato varieties and about 1,000 types of potatoes.
Marion County is seeking to buy garbage trucks as it looks to take over that service again after bidding it out to a private contractor five years ago.
A series of special meetings over the next month will test the new state bidding process.
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, April 9
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Voters in the Union precinct in eastern Marion County will change locations for future elections.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Monday to move the polling place from a privately owned building on Lampton Hilltop Road to the Keno Fire Station at the corner of East Baylis Chapel and Lampton Hilltop roads.
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.