Several years ago Mike and I were taking a “rambling” vacation in Ohio and Kentucky. It was a wonderful serendipitous trip.
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Customers of the Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association are being warned to be cautious of a billing scam that is circulating now.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Capt. Pete Williams said the department had “received a few calls” recently.
An East Marion High School student who took a school trip to Washington, D.C. and New York with classmates spoke about the experience with members of the Marion County School District Board of Education.
At its Oct. 9 meeting, Austin Hibley addressed the Board and spoke about the trip that took place earlier this year.
After receiving bids that were much higher than expected for paving projects around the city, the Columbia Board of Aldermen and Mayor Justin McKenzie are seeking solutions for crumbling infrastructure.
During last Tuesday’s Board meeting, Engineer Sean Burns spoke about a recent bid opening to repair several streets.
The Columbia and Marion County school districts both fell from B to C grades under state ratings released Thursday, although Marion County officially keeps its B through an exemption.
Marion County ranked 57th overall out of Mississippi’s 147 school districts, while Columbia was 61st.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies over the past week. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
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Monday, Oct. 9
Facing a prison cell as her home for life, Chaneeta Bryant apologized to the survivors of the man she intentionally ran over and killed.
“I just want to say to the family that I’m very sorry. I never meant for none of this to happen,” she said during a sentencing hearing Friday in Marion County Circuit Court.
As the opioid crisis continues to spread across the nation, Marion County officials are considering suing drug manufacturers to recoup costs.
Marion County ranks second behind Forrest County in opioid use in Mississippi with 182.9 prescriptions per 100 residents, a number that concerns the Board of Supervisors.