A 34-year-old Columbia woman who is a teacher at Purvis High School turned herself in to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office last week after being accused of taking money from a vulnerable person for her own use, Attorney General Jim Hood announced Tuesday.
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The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a man convicted in a timber theft scheme in Jeff Davis County to be resentenced to just one conspiracy charge instead of two.
The state’s high court handed down the ruling regarding Robert Patrick Terrell, 37, on Jan. 4.
The opinion summarized the case as follows:
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A crash between an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck Jan. 4 could have been much worse.
The accident occurred on U.S. 98 in the eastbound lanes near Woodlawn Church around 6:15 p.m. according to Columbia Police Department Capt. Johnny Barnes.
After many years at the same place, the annual Columbia Lions Club Pancake Supper is changing locations.
The tasty hotcakes, bacon and sausage will be served up from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 in the Community Room at the Marion County BusinessPlex, located at 1730 Mississippi 44.
As the Marion County Board of Supervisors works to control costs and keep budgets in line, the group received a bit of good news: The county did not have to borrow money to finish the calendar year.
CPA Charlie Prince updated the Board Jan. 4 during its regularly scheduled week of meetings.
A former Marion County chief deputy now faces up to 17 years in prison after being arrested on a four-count drug indictment.
Jeff Broom, 47, allegedly took a prescription drug from the Marion County Narcotics Task Force in 2016 and also allegedly possessed two other prescription drugs at the time, according to court documents.
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