NEW ORLEANS — The Columbian-Progress staff garnered 14 awards, including five firsts, in the annual statewide newspaper contest.
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Monday, April 30
A Columbia resident was injured in a wreck last week on Interstate 59 in Pearl River, La., that claimed the life of a Picayune man.
The Louisiana State Police said Ronnie Joseph Reagan, 32, of Picayune died at University Medical Center in New Orleans following the May 4 accident.
A decades-old ordinance is preventing a local man from selling sweet treats on the streets.
Gary Blackwell wants children in Columbia to hear the sounds of an ice cream truck this summer, but an ordinance passed decades ago prohibits it.
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.
Military training will be held for the next few nights beginning Monday, May 7 at the former Columbia Training School property that will include low-flying helicopters.
Officials said they wanted to inform the public so that people would not be alarmed.
Should the sale of beer and wine be allowed in Columbia on Sundays?
That’s a topic that the Columbia Board of Aldermen may consider at a later date after Mark Retcho addressed the Board Tuesday and raised the question along with several others.