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Post Office board has no members

No $69 billion private corporation would dare operate without a single member on its board of directors. Although those positions do not run the day-to-day operations, they are essential for providing the high-level guidance and strategy that any company needs to remain competitive.





Fire Report: April 19, 2018

By STAFF,

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, April 9
• Medical, 459 Riley Road, 6:02 p.m., Tri-Community responded.


Union precinct will move

By MARK ROGERS,

Voters in the Union precinct in eastern Marion County will change locations for future elections.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Monday to move the polling place from a privately owned building on Lampton Hilltop Road to the Keno Fire Station at the corner of East Baylis Chapel and Lampton Hilltop roads.





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Why not “why?”

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

For the past couple of weeks, there have been a lot of random thoughts going through my head.

Most of them have revolved around one word — why?

In my own head, I have reminded myself of a little kid responding to everything he hears with a simple “but why?”



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City to explore annexation

By MARK ROGERS,

The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.


Moree-Lee to wed

By STAFF,

Lee and Mary Moree of Columbia, along with Jason and Melissa Rasp of Alabama, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Staci Leighanne Moree to Jeffery Aaron Lee, son of Mr. Jeffrey and Angela Lee of Bassfield. The couple will wed Oct. 14, 2017. The Rev.



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