James “Jimmie” LaRune Coman
78, Thibodaux, La.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association System Engineer Erik LaVine.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born Nov. 4, 1985 in Petal.
Q: Where did you attend school?
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.
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.
There were no marriage license applications received by the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of July 30.
The following divorce was listed as final in the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of July 30:
• Kyle L. Bolin and Kayla Delancey Bolin.
After meeting with the Marion County Board of Supervisors about space concerns, election commissioners are moving to new offices at the BusinessPlex, the former Columbia Training School.
The offices are located behind the Community Room in the same building with the Columbia Law Enforcement Training Academy at 182 Partnership Way.
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.
A Columbia woman is facing one count of misdemeanor child neglect after her four children were found in her car while she shopped at Walmart Monday.
Amber Fairburn, 25, of Columbia, was arrested by Columbia police shortly before noon, according to Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Harrison.
An Angie, La., woman faces felony shoplifting charges after allegedly stealing more than $1,200 worth of electronics from Walmart in Columbia over the weekend.
Lullabies Children’s Boutique opened in August 2016 and has offered Columbia a high-quality, one-stop shop with unbeatable prices.
Owner Kim Sullivan said her inspiration for opening the business was simple.
A pair of hearings for variances for properties on Church Street will take place next month.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen set the hearings as citizens and Building Inspector Lonnie Stringer discussed in one case, new construction and in another, a change of occupancy for a structure.
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. 25
Want to toss a cup or fast food bag out of the window of your car in Columbia? Better think again, as it could cost you up to $1,000.
Last week after months of discussion, the Board of Aldermen passed a tough new litter ordinance that will take effect June 1.
Chase Robbins is no stranger to Marion County.
The new principal at East Marion Elementary grew up in the Marion County Schools and graduated from West Marion High School and taught at East Marion before spending four years in Purvis.
Marion County election commissioners say they are running out of space for storage and training at the courthouse.
They’re asking the Board of Supervisors to renovate one of the former homes at the BusinessPlex for their use, although supervisors say the county doesn’t have the money to do that.
As I made my way to Brookhaven Friday night to see two local teams play in the Dixie Youth state tournament, my mind wandered.
I thought about the hours of practices and all of the sacrifices parents make to allow their children to play baseball. I also thought about the effort the kids give.
With two entities considering use of the Marion County BusinessPlex for drug rehab services, the Board of Supervisors heard an update from one Monday.