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The ultimate friend of the people

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.











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Jail Docket: July 19, 2018

By STAFF,

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.

 






McKenna Spencer welcomed

By STAFF,

Megan Pounds and Chris Spencer would like to announce the birth of their child, a daughter named McKenna Irene Spencer. The baby was born July 11, 2018, at 5:27 p.m. Birth weight was 7 pounds. Length was 20 inches.

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Louis D. “Mook” Allen

By STAFF,

Louis D. “Mook” Allen

60, Columbia

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Cook-Galloway Memorial Chapel for Louis D. “Mook” Allen, 60, of Columbia, who died on Tuesday, July 3.

Cook-Galloway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 





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Board smart on sales tax

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.











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