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Jefferson Middle School and first-year principal Levi Robinson are working diligently to improve the school’s D rating and spent $50,000 on an outside firm to improve test scores, according to an...

East Marion grad Abram projected to go in 1st round April 25

Schools in Columbia and Marion County will be letting our early Thursday afternoon in anticipation of strong thunderstorms that could potentially bring tornados.

Columbia Academy senior Lauren Rowley became the second Lady Cougar to ink a college scholarship this season after signing with William Carey University Tuesday afternoon.

It’s been two long decades since the Trojans could call themselves district champs, and they have their biggest rival to thank for helping them secure the Region 8-3A title in 2019.

The Wildcats proved they are one of the top contenders for the Class 3A title this year, thoroughly dominating Seminary, who went unbeaten in Region 8-3A and reached South State last year, in a...

Woman charged with embezzling

By STAFF,

The State Auditor’s Office has arrested a Foxworth woman and charged her with allegedly embezzling money from the Oloh Fire Protection District.

Jessica Delancey, 34, allegedly wrote checks to herself for $68,719 more than she was owed from February 2013 to July 2018, according to the auditor’s office.


Jail Docket: April 18, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from April 8 to April 14. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.

 



Trailer involved in family dispute burns down Tuesday

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A property owner in northeast Marion County reported she saw a relative coming out of a trailer on her property just before a blaze burned it down Tuesday morning.

Arson investigators were set to come to the scene at 137 Russell Lane Wednesday. It has a Sumrall address but is in the Christian Union community in Marion County.





Jail Docket: April 11, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from April 1 to April 7. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.

 



Marion County incorporations

By STAFF,

The following incorporations were filed from Marion County with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office during March:

 

• V Tees LLC, 82 Albert Rayburn Road, Columbia

• William Anthony Farms LLC, 1004 Conerly Road, Columbia

• Dragoon Gaming Ecommerce Agency LLC, 202 E. Rankin St., Columbia


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