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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.

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

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.

Fire Report: April 12, 2018

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.

 

Monday, April 2



Marion County incorporations

By STAFF,

The following entities incorporated in Marion County during March, according to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office:

• ACAM Crane Consulting LLC, 270 Singley Road, Columbia

• Southern Touch Services LLC, 46 Bobbys Lane, Columbia

• Quality Inspection Services McComb, LLC, 60 McCain Lane, Foxworth





Adventures In Eating: Ratatouille’s Ratatouille is a beautiful and classic labor of love

By FRAN GINN,

Ratatouille, the movie about a French rat with a dream to be a chef, debuted in 2007. I watched the movie then, but was so immersed in my business than I failed to give it my full attention. I am so sorry that I did that. This past weekend I watched it three times. It is amazing! The attention to detail is incredible.


Fire vote nixed

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County won’t hold a referendum on additional fire property taxes this year because the costs could exceed $24,000 and deadlines are fast approaching.

Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan, election commissioners, fire officials and the Board of Supervisors met Wednesday, and all were in agreement that it was not feasible.



Winton-Souhlas to wed

By STAFF,

It is with joy that Tracy and Ellen Winton of Columbia announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Winton of Hattiesburg, to Nicholas Souhlas, of Mobile, son of Joe and Becky Souhlas of Slidell.   


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