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Bail was denied Friday afternoon for a Morgantown man who allegedly killed his father late Thursday evening.
A Morgantown man is behind bars after allegedly killing his father late Thursday night. Samuel Dathan Peak, 32, of Morgantown is currently awaiting his bond hearing.
Fire departments throughout Marion County are giving out masks for citizens to combat the coronavirus pandemic. They gave out masks Tuesday and Thursday and will again Saturday.
Aria Blackard received the Girl Scout Silver Award for creating a butterfly garden at Columbia Elementary School. She began working on her project in June 2018 and completed it in September 2019.
Bill Harris, commander of Columbia’s American Legion Post 90, speaks during a Memorial Day program Monday at the Marion County Courthouse.


Fire Report: October 3, 2019

By STAFF,

Monday, Sept. 23

Medical, Ford St./Garden Ave., 3:54 p.m., Columbia responded.

Grass/woods fire, Mississippi 13 N., 5:43 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Medical, 425 Old Mississippi 13 N., 9:21 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Medical, 1420 Ridgewood Drive, 11:50 p.m., Columbia responded.




Jobless rate drops

Marion County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in August from 6.2 percent in July, although there were actually less employed people in the county in August.

That’s because the labor force fell from 10,330 in July to 10,060 in August, according to numbers the Mississippi Department of Employment Security released this week.



County budget finalized

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Marion County Board of Supervisors heard the final numbers on its 2019-2020 budget Thursday with changes made to reflect the board’s decision not to raise taxes.

County CPA Charlie Prince emphasized department heads must stay on track with their spending for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1.




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