Here's What's Happening

Flash Flooding Concerns Increase

Rain is expected to increase through the day today, and especially into tonight, as a tropical disturbance moves closer to the Gulf Coast. Flooding potential will slowly increase with totals of a few inches possible in some spots by later tonight. There is a Flash Flood Watch for the area …Read More

Drug arrests in Marion County this past weekend.

The following is a list of people arrested during a drug sweep in Marion County this past weekend by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. These are arrests are the result of ongoing investigations. Pardeep Kumar            Possession of a controlled substance Sanjeev Kumar             Possession of a controlled substance Rykera Peters                Possession …Read More

JA of Columbia Seeking Recruits

Junior Auxiliary of Columbia is recruiting women at least 25 years of age who want to make a positive impact on children across Marion county. JA of Columbia contributes thousands of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars annually to improve the mental, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children in …Read More

Election Results for Columbia and Prentiss

The Election Results for the city of Columbia (unofficial) Mayor: Justin W. McKenzie             883 Calvin “Scope” Newsome     436   Alderman at Large: Edward Hough     695 Chris Brumfield    601     Alderman Ward 4: Mike Smith                        202 …Read More

Murder Suicide in Jefferson Davis County

An attempted murder suicide in the block of Smith Jones Road in Jefferson Davis County early Wednesday morning has left 1 injured and 2 dead. Lee Sandifer shot his girlfriend of 10 years, Christine Lewis, and 10-year old child following a domestic dispute around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31st. …Read More

Cochran , Wicker announce 5 million for Mississippi AmeriCorps

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced $5.0 million in AmeriCorps grants to support tutorial and mentor programs in Mississippi. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is awarding $5.0 million between five programs in Mississippi, including $2.26 million in state competitive …Read More