Jimmy Gail Corley
The day I’m writing this, Aug. 15, the birthday of an important woman, should be declared a national holiday to honor this woman who changed the face of eating in America. In 1912, Julia Carolyn McWilliams was born in Pasadena, Calif., into an upper middle class family.
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.
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.
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.
City working to get renovation bids within $91K budget
The Board of Alderman is reevaluating what to do with the Columbia Waterworks building after bids to renovate it came in nearly $75,000 more than funding.
A possible alternative is using it as an office and sports hall of fame if a sportsplex is built nearby.
Following a burglary at Columbia Auto Service, business owner Brian Roney says he is still trying to figure out what is missing.
“I’ll go to reach for a tool or something and I’ll realize that it isn’t there. I’m realizing things all the time,” he said Tuesday.
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.
(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 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
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.