Today's Top Stories

Martha “Mott” Warren Bell joined the Navy to see the world: instead she saw Kingsville, Texas. Bell, 97, of Sandy Hook, enlisted in January 1942.
The closest he’s ever come to dying, Henry O. Johnson says, was during a typhoon in Okinawa in 1945.
In a time where most people are staying home in an effort to flatten the curve of the coronavirus, some Marion County women are using their time to help Marion General Hospital.

COVID-19 Closures & Updates

Renew driver’s licenses online

Mississippi driver's license stations will be closed through at least March 31, although license renewals can still be made online.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety said in a news release that it would reassess the situation on March 31.

Crown Club event postponed

The Junior Auxiliary Crown Club Presentation, which was scheduled for March 21, has been postponed.

As the event is expected to have more than 250 people, it was deemed by JA to be in the best interest of everyone involved to work with Columbia Academy to reschedule the event.

MCSD receives award

Marion County School District Superintendent Wendy Bracey and Board President Richard Culliver received the Lantern Award for earning an accountability rating of B on behalf of the Marion County School District during the Mississippi School Board Association’s annual conference in February.

Fire Report: March 19, 2020

Monday, March 9

Medical, Park St., 9:46 a.m., Columbia responded.

Vehicle accident, Lumberton Road/S. High School Ave., 2:21 p.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 1107 Martin Luther King Drive, 6:01 p.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 1109 Carolyn Ave., 8:40 p.m., Columbia responded.

Jail Docket: March 19, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from March 9 to March 15. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Kedrick Santez Adams, 40, Carson, arrested by CPD, charged with contempt of court.