Bluff Street Park

By STAFF,

Construction has begun on a pedestrian bridge that will allow riders on the Marion County Recreational Railroad to walk to the Bluff Street Park overlooking the Pearl River.

The $650,000 project is 100 percent funded by federal grants for alternative transportation projects, engineer Jeff Dungan said.





Fire Report: June 13, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.

Monday, June 3


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Jail Docket: June 13, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from June 3 to June 9. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.


Indictment filed in burning

By STAFF,

A grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old Kokomo man for allegedly burning a man by throwing gasoline on him and igniting him using a cigarette lighter.

Preston A. Fortenberry is charged with aggravated assault – extreme indifference. If found guilty, he faces one to 20 years in prison.




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