For the first time Marion County will be represented by a Little Miss Hospitality.
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.
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Monday, Nov. 20
Marion County is joining a number of counties who are taking a “wait and see” attitude on the state’s new electronic bidding process.
After hearing a presentation recently from Corey DeWitt of PlanHouse, the Marion County Board of Supervisors discussed implementing the new state requirements for taking bids on purchases.
Offering more Advanced Placement and dual credit college classes helped the Marion County School District jump from a C to a B in state ratings.
The district’s overall score jumped five points from 590 to 595 on a 1,000-point scale and much of that increase came from students’ participation and performance in those courses.
A Columbia man was arrested Monday afternoon and faces several charges in connection with alleged drug sales in the city.
The Columbia Police Department arrested Martel Porter, 34, at his residence on Barnes Street on the city’s northwest side.