On Tuesday President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Halil “Sul” Ozerden of Mississippi to serve as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which is based in New Orleans.
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
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.
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.
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.
The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending May 31:
Tuesday, May 28
• Charles L. May and Cindy F. May to Hill Land Holdings LLC
Wednesday, May 29
• Vicky Wesley to Anthony Tyler Thomas