Jimmy Gail Corley
Volunteer fire departments have as good a case as anyone for why they deserve more property tax money. Their workers are all volunteers, saving a tremendous amount from if the rural communities they protect were forced to pay wages, and most all of the time their members live within their service area.
For more than 100 years, Colonial Funeral Home has been located at 323 Second St. in Columbia and has honored deep-rooted family values with care and support.
Colonial offers traditional services, funeral services with burial, cremation and grief counseling with certified counselors in its service to families in their darkest hours.
STARKVILLE — From the White House down to city halls in rural hamlets across this country, politicians are using the term “fake news” to discredit anything they encounter in the media that they deem negative or that doesn’t fit their self-interests.
The logic for not giving jail time to public officials who embezzle money makes sense: Let them work and pay back their dishonest gain rather than be a further drain by requiring the taxpayers to feed and house them in prison.
A garden is much more sensory than mere looks; sometimes more memorable features can be found — eyes closed — right outside the door.
Some are haunting enough to keep us home, in a way, even when we’re far removed by distance or time.
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.
Oliver Emmerich, a conservative Mississippian who founded the company that has owned this newspaper for decades, understood more than most the danger of championing a free and independent press. During the tumultuous summer of 1963, the KKK burned crosses at his home and newspaper office, the Enterprise-Journal in McComb.
An Oak Vale woman is facing felony charges after allegedly cashing $17,000 in bad checks in Columbia.
Columbia police charged Angela Turnage, 41, with two counts of felony bad check and one mis-demeanor count when they arrested her July 27.
An employee of the Columbia Walmart Supercenter was arrested and charged with embezzlement last week.
Emily Baker, 23, of Columbia was charged with embezzlement/ entrusted public property/ funds converted for own use by the Columbia Police Department after an investigation led to her arrest on July 16.
A roadblock on U.S. 98 led to the discovery of several stolen weapons for Columbia police.
Lejontae Tyrell Humphrey, 21, Travell Ralph William Benson, 19, and Shawan Frentez Allen, 19, all of Brookhaven, each face several charges following the weekend incident.
(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.)
Over the past couple of weeks, East Marion (16-1, 6-0) has asserted itself as the team to beat in Class 1A/3A Region 7, while Columbia (7-13, 3-3) and West Marion (5-9, 2-4) are trying to keep pace with Salem (12-4, 4-1) for the coveted second spot in the district standings.
Over the two years I have been writing this column, many people have approached me with questions. They usually want to know where in the world do I come up with the topics and how do I even know about these things. My grandfather said I was born with a huge curiosity bump.
Since the beginning of 2017 until the end, Marion County sports never failed to disappoint. The sports year was flush with comebacks, walk-offs and buzzer-beaters and records, titles and scholarships.
It was tough to pick just 10 and some of them are lumped together to make one, but these 10 certainly do stand above the rest.
Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.
Monday, Dec. 11