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

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