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.
After being denied a chance to air concerns about the “One Lake” project during a public hearing, the mayor of Monticello is taking action.
On behalf of “One River - No Lake,” Martha Watts is planning a town hall meeting in the Lawrence County town bordering the Pearl River.
The numbers tell a disconcerting story: Columbia's population down 8.3 percent since 2010, Tylertown, 8.8 percent, Prentiss 11.2 percent and so on.
Communities in southwest Mississippi are losing population at a greater rate than the state, which has gained population at a 0.56 percent rate over the past seven years.
Last season the Columbia High School volleyball team narrowly missed out on a playoff berth due to a tiebreaker after finishing with the same district record as Salem at 7-3.
Now the Wildcats are back in action and have their sights set on a Class 1 Region 7 title.
Paintings and encouraging sayings now greet students in the restrooms at Columbia Elementary School.
The Joy Project brought the artwork to the bathroom stall doors throughout the school Saturday in preparation for the first day Monday.
The following land transactions were listed as completed in the Marion County Chancery Clerk’s Office during the week of July 16:
• Brenda Griner LLC to Palm Development Partners GP for property.
• Loretta Edwards to Michelle Lynette Moree for property.
The following land transactions were listed as completed in the Marion County Chancery Clerk’s Office during the week of July 9:
• Steed A. Sears and Janice H. Sears to Adrienne Blanchard for property.
• Frank L. Echols to Janet Echols Minor and Alecia Janet Minor for property.
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.
(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.