Today's Top Stories

Lullabies Children’s Boutique opened in August 2016 and has offered Columbia a high-quality, one-stop shop with unbeatable prices.

Owner Kim Sullivan said her inspiration for opening the business was simple.

Greene County schools host retreat here

Charles Breland, Greene County superintendent of schools was looking for a place to host a retreat for his principals and district staff. He found it in Columbia.

The drug problem is everywhere, tearing families apart and contributing to crime.

Kayla Hammond loves walking among nature.

The Columbia High School junior recently completed a project that will help others in the area who enjoy the outdoors: an interactive trail at the Columbia Water Park.

A 17-year-old from Dallas loves visiting Red Bluff when her family comes back to Marion County, but she was disturbed by the amount of trash at the popular hiking destination.

So Macy Sherman did something about it.

The Columbia 10U Angels softball squad battled to a tie for third place with Yazoo City at the state tournament in Magee.

“We played pretty well,” assistant coach Todd Pounds said. “It was a great season.”

County schools close year


A public hearing Monday will give people the chance to learn about the Marion County School District’s property taxes and 2019 budget.

The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. July 2 at its offices on Mississippi 13 North. The district is requesting the same amount as last year.

City receives clean audit


The city of Columbia received the good news recently that there were no findings on the audit for the year that concluded on Sept. 30, 2017.

The Board received the audit from the McDaniel CPA Firm.

Findings from Scotty McDaniel, CPA, showed no internal weaknesses or deficiencies not considered to be material weaknesses.

Jail Docket: June 28, 2018


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.