Jimmy Gail Corley
A new minivan, donated by a Columbia man, will help WINGS continue its mission helping abused women.
Dick Jordan donated the vehicle this week, and Executive Director Allen Williams says it will be a big help to the organization, which has shelters in Columbia and McComb for women and children victims of domestic violence.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen agreed with the city’s Board of Adjustment that a variance should be granted to allow the construction of a new medical facility on U.S. 98.
Fast Pace Urgent Care is currently under construction at 1050 U.S. 98.
The Columbia 10u all-stars followed a heartbreaking, 9-inning loss to Louisiana to open the Dixie Youth AAA World Series in Lumberton, N.C., with a pair of victories to set up a quarterfinals matchup with South Carolina Aug. 7 but had their season come to a close in a hurry.
A local group wants to put Columbia on the map as an official “Wildflower City,” and the Board of Aldermen likes the idea.
At a recent meeting Judy Ward of the Pine Needle Garden Club spoke about the project, and aldermen voted unanimously to accept the plan.
Marion County teams got off to a solid start to the season Friday night as Columbia and East Marion both won big, while Columbia Academy fought hard but lost a tough one by one point.
Citizens Bank recently made a $1,500 contribution toward helping the Columbia Police Department outfit its Humvee. Pictured from left are Sgt. Adrien Fortenberry, Chris Smith, senior vice president and branch president of the U.S. 98 branch of Citizens Bank, Columbia Police Chief Michael Kelly and officer Josh McPherson.
The following marriage license applications were received by the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of July 16:
• Nathan Tyler Kittrell of Forest and Miranda Elise Jenkins of Forest.
• Jeffrey Lee Valdez of Columbia and Letha Ann Mauffray of Columbia.
A Columbia woman allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana in her bra to an inmate she was visiting at the Marion County Regional Correctional Facility.
Annie Nicole Jefferson, 32, subsequently found herself behind bars Wednesday and charged with possession of narcotics inside a correctional facility.
Is a herb a herb, even if you don’t use it as one?
In an attempt to demystify a slough of simple, durable garden plants that are dauntingly lumped under one leaky umbrella by garden writers and plant societies, I insist that you don’t have to grow herbs as such to enjoy them.
They did it in different ways, but the message was the same as teachers from the Columbia and Marion County school districts prepared for the start of school this week.
In Columbia, students head back to the books on Monday, and Marion County students will follow suit on Tuesday. This week, each district hosted a day of preparation.
Caption: In this photo from 50 years ago, Aug. 1, 1968: For the third straight year, the Columbia High School cheerleaders took the first place trophy at the Williams Cheerleaders Clinic in Laurel.
After World War II, Elizabeth David, a formidable presence in British food circles, chronicled foods in post-war England, France and Italy. To the astonishment of the Brits, she reported that the poorest peasants in France and Italy dined more deliciously and well than the middle-class Englishman.
The exact moment Dr. Cody Choate decided to pursue medicine came while he was repairing a barbed wire fence on his family’s cattle farm near McComb.
“I decided I didn’t want to do that for the rest of my life,” he says with a laugh.
But there was more to it.
For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.
During a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Columbia Board of Aldermen appointed Eric Lucas to serve on the Columbia School District Board of Trustees.
The 39-year-old is a Columbia High School graduate and works for Jones Companies.
Columbia School District Trustees say they are pleased with the work of new Superintendent Jason Harris.
The Board completed an evaluation of Harris before the Jan. 11 meeting and talked about Harris and the projects that he has begun since taking the helm on July 1, 2017.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies are seeking a man who is considered armed and dangerous in connection with a death investigation.
Chief Deputy Jamie Singley said late Saturday that authorities are seeking Ronnie Smith of the Kokomo area.
A woman is dead and a man was injured after being shot near Foxworth late Friday in what investigators say appears to have been a domestic dispute.
Tamaneka Murree Alexander, 30, of Foxworth, died Friday night as a result of her injuries, Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall said in a news release Monday.