Most Read News Articles




Info sought on shooting

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help for information about a large private party Friday night that ended with three injured by gunfire.

The incident occurred after 11 p.m. outside the activity center of New Zion United Methodist Church on Rural Center Lane, which is off of Mississippi 13 south of Columbia.




Advertisement


Jail Docket: July 18, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 8 to July 14. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.




Pages






Frank Oliver Cooper

By STAFF,

Frank Oliver Cooper

83, Lumberton

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Hathorn Funeral Home for Frank Oliver Cooper, 83, of Lumberton, who died on Monday, July 1 in Columbia. Bro. Roger Miller officiated at the services.


Advertisement





Pages







Advertisement


Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

By STAFF,

Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

90, Columbia

 

Private services will be held at a later date for Helen J. Sanders Sweatt, 90, who died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

 

She was a lifelong resident of Columbia.

 

She was preceded in death by a son, Herbie Ray Reid.

 




Pages




Watts sentence upheld

By CHARLIE SMITH,

The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a man convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Columbia girl in 1993.

That means the state Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the life without parole sentence of James Earnest “Squirrel” Watts stands.


Jail Docket: June 27, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from June 17 to June 23. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.



Advertisement





Pages

Obituaries

David Allen Watts 85, Hattiesburg

Opinion:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the... READ MORE

Public Notices