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A Columbia woman hopes to give more people understanding of one of the largest animals on the planet.

Like thousands of Floridians, Dan Brinson and his wife fled from Hurricane Irma not knowing where they were going or what they might return to.

Millions of viewers watched on television last week as a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and rescue swimmer plucked two sailors and a dog from their boat in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Pearl River Interpretive Plaza was filled with the sights and sounds of children and their projects earlier this week.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights art teacher Phyllis Smith of Columbia Primary School.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A shakedown Thursday at the Marion-Walthall County Regional Correctional Facility in Columbia unearthed everything from bags of tobacco to pink Nike shoes to tattoo ink.

Court upholds parole ruling

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A state appeals court says a convicted murderer from Marion County is not entitled to a parole hearing every year.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled on Herman Barnes’ case Tuesday. It said a 2014 law requiring annual parole review does not apply to people convicted before that law was passed.

Eyes on the sky

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County residents, students view eclipse

A bit of history was made Monday as the first total eclipse in decades took place and students across Columbia and Marion County had the chance to observe.

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