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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Tease Salon cosmetologist Courtney Crain.)

Q: When and where were you born?

Tina’s Garden Spot, located at 2007 U.S. 98 W. in Foxworth, has provided Marion County with the best and freshest produce for more than 30 years.

Jody Dyess, who leads Say Something Assembly, which aims to stop bullying and suicide in schools, spoke to the Kiwanis Club Wednesday about bringing the program to Marion County.

Campaign finance reports detailing spending and fundraising during May showed no major action in Marion County. The reports were due to the circuit clerk’s office Monday.

Columbia plans to give a patriotic welcome to a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as it rolls into town.

Construction has begun on a pedestrian bridge that will allow riders on the Marion County Recreational Railroad to walk to the Bluff Street Park overlooking the Pearl River.



Fire Report: April 25, 2019

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 15


Jail Docket: April 25, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from April 15 to April 21. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.

 




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Trailer involved in family dispute burns down Tuesday

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A property owner in northeast Marion County reported she saw a relative coming out of a trailer on her property just before a blaze burned it down Tuesday morning.

Arson investigators were set to come to the scene at 137 Russell Lane Wednesday. It has a Sumrall address but is in the Christian Union community in Marion County.


Woman charged with embezzling

By STAFF,

The State Auditor’s Office has arrested a Foxworth woman and charged her with allegedly embezzling money from the Oloh Fire Protection District.

Jessica Delancey, 34, allegedly wrote checks to herself for $68,719 more than she was owed from February 2013 to July 2018, according to the auditor’s office.


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