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Bill Harris, commander of Columbia’s American Legion Post 90, speaks during a Memorial Day program Monday at the Marion County Courthouse.
Paul Robert Goss, son of Robert and Sherri Goss of Columbia, is a May 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Sandy Hook Baptist Church on Sunday displayed the various military, state and the U.S. flags in front of its entrance as part of a tribute for Memorial Day, which was Monday.
Carpentry students from the Marion County Carl Loftin Career Center build square boxes with removable dividers earlier this year per the curriculum guidelines.
Work has begun on replacing the bridge on Columbia-Purvis Road just before Beacon Supply off of U.S. 98.


Baseball donation

The 11-year-old members of the MS Crusaders ball team started the season with fundraisers to help pay for tournaments. When the season was canceled, the team decided to donate the money raised to purchase masks for law enforcement officers and snacks for medical personnel. Pictured are Denise Terry and Caleb Boone.






County jumps to 86 cases

Marion County had 86 identified cases and seven deaths from the coronavirus as of Thursday, the state Health Department said.

Mississippi has 10,483 cases and 480 deaths.

Here’s a look at how the number of cases has progressed by week in Marion County, using Thursdays as the day reported:

March 19: 0




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