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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.



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

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

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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