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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.

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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