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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.


Samuel Joe 'Sammy' Prine

Samuel Joe “Sammy” Prine

65, Columbia

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at North Columbia Baptist Church for Samuel Joe “Sammy” Prine, 65, of Columbia, who died on Sunday, May 12 in Covington, La. All are welcome to attend.



Community Calendar, May 18, 2019

Cheryl V. Walker

Book Signing, May 18

Cheryl V. Walker will debut her first book, entitled “Living Purpose-Full,” at her book signing event to be held from 2 p.m. until

4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Magnolia Inn & Suites, 816 U.S. 98.

AARP Chapter 5276

Parade of Hat-A-Lu-Jahs,

May 19




Jail Docket: May 16, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from May 6 to May 12. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.




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