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Purity Mae Beard Martise graduated from Columbia High School in 1952, while Amelia Magee Rogers followed her exactly 50 years later.

The attendees at last week’s Marion County School District Board of Education meeting enjoyed a little entertainment before getting down to business.

Gabe Fowler was all smiles Monday in the Marion County Chancery Courtroom.

It’s a dream for every young slugger to play college baseball with the same guys he grew up playing with at Dean Griner.

While the high school baseball season may have ended weeks ago in Marion County, several area ball players were recognized for their prowess by the state’s coaches.

The fifth annual Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held at Lake Bill Waller Saturday morning and is presented by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks.


FAA, EPA concerns may delay county’s shooting range

By MARK ROGERS,

Federal regulations about shooting near airports and lead in the environment may delay construction of a firing range for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
The Federal Aviation Administration and Environmental Protection Agency both have rules that would affect a potential range, the Board of Supervisors learned this week.



Union precinct will move

By MARK ROGERS,

Voters in the Union precinct in eastern Marion County will change locations for future elections.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Monday to move the polling place from a privately owned building on Lampton Hilltop Road to the Keno Fire Station at the corner of East Baylis Chapel and Lampton Hilltop roads.





Greer-Hitt to wed

By STAFF,

Dale and Angela Greer of Columbia announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jensen Kali Greer of Columbia, to Zachary Charles Hitt of Columbia, son of Huey and Sherry Hitt of Columbia.


Strawberries and Cream Cake: Not the prettiest but the tastiest

By FRAN GINN,

Yesterday I bought some absolutely delicious strawberries. Besides just eating them straight from the plastic container, I began thinking of different combinations of strawberries — strawberries and ice cream, strawberries and pound cake, strawberries and cream. This recipe satisfies all those strawberry cravings.



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