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A Marion County man was arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a home less than an hour after the blaze was reported Wednesday.

Anna Rebecca “Megga” Ball had a personality that everybody who met her remembered.

“She was a larger-than-life character,” Ball’s sister, Beth Pierce, said Thursday.

Crown Health Care Laundry Services, which spent the first half of the year rebuilding its Columbia facility following last December’s deadly tornado, received a significant shot in the arm last week.

For area residents, Aug. 29, 2005, will forever be engrained in their minds.

That’s the day Hurricane Katrina swept through Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi and the entire Southeast.

Seven people were arrested Friday afternoon in Columbia on a variety of drug charges.

Country singing star Travis Clark of Hattiesburg will highlight the entertainment on the City Park stage on Oct. 3 this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Heritage Festival.


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