Marion County lost less jobs than most Mississippi counties in April, with unemployment rising here to 11.1%.
Even though the county’s rate more than doubled from 5.0% in March, Marion rose to the 14th-lowest unemployment rate among Mississippi’s 82 counties in April. It had been the 22nd-lowest in March.
Ask just about any Mississippian when does summer begin, and they will tell you when they can have a fresh home-grown tomato and enjoy a “mater” sandwich. There is just something about having a garden fresh tomato or any other vegetable or fruit for that matter.
Monday, May 18
Vehicle accident-property damage only, Mississippi 35 N./Williamsburg Road, 5:02 p.m., Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded.
Medical, 220 Virginia Ave., 6:07 p.m., Columbia responded.
Fire alarm, 909 Bennett St., 11:24 p.m., Columbia responded.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from May 18 to May 24. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.