So far in 2019, the Jimmy Clyde Sportsplex in Magee has hosted youth baseball and softball tournaments with 61 teams, 49 teams, 27 teams, 10 teams and 13 teams. More are scheduled for three of the next four weekends.
When he was a junior at the University of Southern Mississippi, Anthony Payton created a binder labeled “Champion’s Way.” Contained within it were the exercise physiology major’s dreams for his own gym and the healthy lifestyle he wants to promote.
Starting next school year, 85 percent of 4-year-olds in Marion County will be enrolled in a public preschool program.
That’s the result of a grant-funded learning collaborative headed up by the Marion County School District that also involves the Columbia School District, Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc. and two daycares.
Negotiations pending between $1,000 Senate pay hike, $4,000 House proposal
Members of Marion County’s legislative delegation say they support increasing teacher pay and will wait and see the results of a compromise between different amounts in the Mississippi House and Senate.