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.
After World War II, Elizabeth David, a formidable presence in British food circles, chronicled foods in post-war England, France and Italy. To the astonishment of the Brits, she reported that the poorest peasants in France and Italy dined more deliciously and well than the middle-class Englishman.
Overcoming an experienced squad from Madison Ridgeland Academy, Columbia Academy’s peewee football team brought home a championship.
The third and fourth graders defeated MRA 6-0 on Oct. 17 at Parklane Academy in McComb. It was vindication after the Cougars had lost 13-8 to the Patriots during the regular season.
The exact moment Dr. Cody Choate decided to pursue medicine came while he was repairing a barbed wire fence on his family’s cattle farm near McComb.
“I decided I didn’t want to do that for the rest of my life,” he says with a laugh.
But there was more to it.
When is a road not a road?
The Marion County Board of Supervisors is confronted with two questions over whether roads are private or public.
Kind and dedicated.
That’s how her co-workers describe Rachel Gail Green during her 31-year tenure leading the kitchen at The Grove.
They honored the retiring Certified Food Protection Professional Tuesday with a reception at the Columbia nursing facility.
“Wide is the gate … that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.”
-- Matthew 7:13
Weak standards in measuring education results in Mississippi often offer an illusion of more achievement than reality shows.