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NEW ORLEANS — The Columbian-Progress staff garnered 14 awards, including five firsts, in the  annual statewide newspaper contest.

Andy Gipson has only been on the job a few months, but the Mississippi agriculture commissioner has spent a great deal of time on the road learning about the state’s farm products.

Two interested in same spot

A beloved Columbia physician who lost his battle with ALS last week is being remembered as a man who made a difference.

Credit union donates picnic tables

A donation from a local business will ensure people who want to eat lunch in a quiet spot or families who want to picnic can do so at Columbia’s Bluff Street Park.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia Fire Department Firefighter Forrest Cawley.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?


Fire Report: April 12, 2018

By STAFF,

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 2



Adventures In Eating: Ratatouille’s Ratatouille is a beautiful and classic labor of love

By FRAN GINN,

Ratatouille, the movie about a French rat with a dream to be a chef, debuted in 2007. I watched the movie then, but was so immersed in my business than I failed to give it my full attention. I am so sorry that I did that. This past weekend I watched it three times. It is amazing! The attention to detail is incredible.




Fire vote nixed

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County won’t hold a referendum on additional fire property taxes this year because the costs could exceed $24,000 and deadlines are fast approaching.

Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan, election commissioners, fire officials and the Board of Supervisors met Wednesday, and all were in agreement that it was not feasible.


Winton-Souhlas to wed

By STAFF,

It is with joy that Tracy and Ellen Winton of Columbia announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Winton of Hattiesburg, to Nicholas Souhlas, of Mobile, son of Joe and Becky Souhlas of Slidell.   




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