Today's Top Stories

A Lumberton man was arrested Monday outside Walmart in Columbia after allegedly pointing a handgun at vehicles in the parking lot.

HATTIESBURG — It didn’t take long for the Columbia Wildcats to impose their will May 16 against Sumrall in a spring exhibition game played at The Rock in Hattiesburg.

HATTIESBURG — It didn’t take long for the West Marion Trojans’ new offensive philosophy to pay big dividends.

East Marion multi-sport athlete Tytianna Porter has settled on a sport and where she will spend the next four years of her athletic career.

The eight policemen and deputies from Marion County who have given their lives in the line of duty are now driving on “God’s interstate of eternity,” the guest speaker at the Fallen Law...

Columbia High School senior Bryce Ramshur became the fourth tennis star from the Wildcats program in three years to sign a collegiate scholarship Wednesday.

Jail Docket: April 18, 2019


Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from April 8 to April 14. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.


Woman charged with embezzling


The State Auditor’s Office has arrested a Foxworth woman and charged her with allegedly embezzling money from the Oloh Fire Protection District.

Jessica Delancey, 34, allegedly wrote checks to herself for $68,719 more than she was owed from February 2013 to July 2018, according to the auditor’s office.

Trailer involved in family dispute burns down Tuesday


A property owner in northeast Marion County reported she saw a relative coming out of a trailer on her property just before a blaze burned it down Tuesday morning.

Arson investigators were set to come to the scene at 137 Russell Lane Wednesday. It has a Sumrall address but is in the Christian Union community in Marion County.


Marion County incorporations


The following incorporations were filed from Marion County with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office during March:


• V Tees LLC, 82 Albert Rayburn Road, Columbia

• William Anthony Farms LLC, 1004 Conerly Road, Columbia

• Dragoon Gaming Ecommerce Agency LLC, 202 E. Rankin St., Columbia



Mary E. Bankston

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