Eloise Avery Crawley
It triggers an emotion and a passion ... and it takes me to my happy place” are Dave Johnson’s thoughts about Banoffi Pie. Since sampling his first bite in the United Kingdom, Johnson has become a self-styled expert on this unusual pie. He can discuss crumb crust vs. rolled crust, dulce de leche vs.
Board of Aldermen says existing mobile home ordinance prohibits
“Tiny houses” seem all the rage these days with television programs being dedicated to the small structures that are in essence storage sheds concerted into houses being touted as an affordable way of living.
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Monday, June 4
Columbia author Brandi Perry will release her fifth novel next week and kicks off her book tour right here at home.
Perry will appear at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Flower Shop on Church Street where she’ll be signing her latest offering, “c.”
The attendees at last week’s Marion County School District Board of Education meeting enjoyed a little entertainment before getting down to business.
Teachers, administrators and staff from the Columbia School District received training last week that could help save lives in the event of a school shooting.
Southern Grace Boutique is ready to make its mark as the new business in downtown Columbia.
Owners and sisters Misty Buckley and Crystal Upton wanted to go into business for themselves and the freedom it provides, and they believe their sisterly bond will help their success.
Columbia School District retirees rang the bells to dismiss school as part of an end-of-the-year celebration Friday in the Crystelle Ford Auditorium.
Superintendent Jason Harris said he hopes it can become a new tradition, possibly with an employee picnic in future years.
OXFORD — The youngest of five children and the first in his family to pursue higher education, Ernest Duff left his hometown of Columbia to attend the University of Mississippi, where “his eyes were opened and his mind enlarged.”
The Board of Aldermen will study what other cities do regarding ice cream trucks before deciding if Columbia will allow them.
Gary Blackwell, who had brought the idea to the Board last month, visited again Tuesday to ask about the ordinance and then gave the history of the current ordinance, which prohibits ice cream trucks.
The City of Columbia officially has a new fire chief.
During Tuesday night’s Columbia Board of Aldermen meeting, veteran CFD Capt. Jeff McKenzie, who had been serving as interim chief, was approved for the position in a 4-1 vote.
Boards of Supervisors in Mississippi typically have good insights on what rural areas in the state need. Supervisors have daily interactions with people at the grassroots level — and are often the first to get a call when someone has a problem in their community.
A Marion County woman who penned her first novel said it was something she has always wanted to do.
Jennifer Hills held a book signing at the Columbia-Marion County Public Library Feb. 10 and spoke about her book, Spirit Beat, which was penned under the name JEO.
Columbia High started the season on the right foot by blowing out Richton 41-8 Friday and now is preparing for the annual in-county battle with East Marion.
The Wildcats (1-0) and Eagles (0-1) will clash at 7 p.m. Friday at East Marion.
The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.
In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.
A state appeals court says a convicted murderer from Marion County is not entitled to a parole hearing every year.
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled on Herman Barnes’ case Tuesday. It said a 2014 law requiring annual parole review does not apply to people convicted before that law was passed.
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.
A Columbia businessman’s plans to have a mobile barbershop have been squashed by state regulations.
The Mississippi Board of Barbering and Cosmetology won’t allow Steve McGill to run his barbershop, Phenomenon, in a trailer that moves from spot to spot, according to information provided to the city.
Schools across the region were closed, about 3,000 homes in Marion County were without power Friday as heavy snow fell across South Mississippi.
In Marion County, by 11 a.m., many areas had received at least three inches of the white stuff, with some areas expected to have six inches.
A person of interest in a suspicious death investigation from Friday night in Kokomo was taken into custody without incident Sunday morning.
Shortly before 9, Marion and Wathall County deputies responded to a tip in Wathall County on Henry Smith Road where Ronnie Smith was located and taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.
(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.)
Throughout the year impromptu parties come up – “We are grilling tonight, please come.” You ask automatically, “What can I bring?” hoping the answer is paper plates. But the answer is “How about an appetizer?” You answer woodenly, “Oh, sure,” then go into a panic.
Some jobs and tax revenue will be returning to Columbia as Ramey’s Marketplace is coming to U.S. 98 in the building formerly occupied by Winn-Dixie.
Thomas Hodges, a spokesman for the family-owned, Purvis-based company, said the grocery store will employ approximately 100 people and will open before Thanksgiving.