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More than a month after a deadly tornado roared through the southern part of Marion County, the federal government on Friday declared a disaster area, opening up assistance for businesses and resi
Hunter Courtney, a senior at Columbia Academy, was chosen as by his teacher, Elmer Blanchard, as the top second-year HVAC student at the Marion County Career and Technology Center.
Although a date hasn’t been set yet, East Marion High School plans to honor its award-winning student athletes soon with custom trophies and plaques.
West Marion High School honored its graduating athletes Friday night during its senior celebration with custom plaques.
Custom Trophy & Engraving in Foxworth crafted unique plaques to honor award winners in the Marion County School District.

Fire Report: May 21, 2020

Monday, May 11

Medical, 1409 Ridgewood Drive, 11:11 a.m., Columbia responded.

Grass/woods fire, Shiloh Firetower Road/U.S. 98 W., 1:25 p.m., Foxworth and Southwest Marion responded.

Smoke, 208 Wiggins Road, 8:15 p.m., Columbia responded.

Obituary: Alton F. Bennett

Alton F. Bennett

87, Columbia

Graveside services with military honors were held on Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Woodlawn Cemetery for Alton F. Bennett, 87, of Columbia, who died on Thursday, May 7 in Columbia. Bro. Millard Moak officiated at the services.

Reeves offers guidelines for safe worship


In Tuesday’s daily briefing, Gov. Tate Reeves issued guidelines for churches as congregations begin to hold in-house services again. Reeves in the guidelines said, “Mississippi is stronger because of our faith-based communities,” however he also said, “The freedom to worship should not be the freedom to transmit COVID-19 to your neighbor.”


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