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Monday, Aug. 5
• Medical, 163 Bullock Road, 5:16 a.m., Southwest Marion responded.
• Vehicle accident-property damage only, 169 Expose Road, 11:26 a.m., Tri-Community responded.
• Medical, 38 Valdez Lane, 1:02 p.m., Southwest Marion responded.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from Aug. 5 to Aug. 11. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
Darren Hill, left, and Larry Henning prepare the ground for a new sidewalk at the Marion County Courthouse. Henning Construction is working with the Marion County Board of Supervisors to repair the crumbling sidewalks all around the courthouse. |Photo by Susan Amundson
Hattiesburg native using platform to draw attention to life-saving gifts
OXFORD — University of Mississippi alumna Mary Margaret Hyer is using the spotlight as Miss Mississippi 2019 to draw attention to her social change initiative, “Advocate, Celebrate, Donate: Diminishing the Donor Organ Deficit.”
The Marion County Historical Society will be presenting the Ford’s Encampment Sept. 13 through Sept. 15.
The sixth annual encampment will be located at the John Ford Home in Sandy Hook. The encampment was originally scheduled Feb. 23, but was canceled due to the weather at the time.
The event now will be spread over 3 days.
JACKSON – The State Auditor’s Office found what it called “alarming business practices” at the Hinds County School District during an audit.
State Auditor Shad White said in a news release Monday that auditors found poor controls over the district credit cards and bank accounts, which had not been reconciled in nearly a year.
The Columbia School District is exploring a grant to install solar panels at a school as part of the Kemper County power plant settlement.
Using the sun’s energy, the devices could potentially offset some of the district’s light bill.
The Columbia 8u all-stars made history Tuesday morning, becoming the first team from Mississippi to win the Dixie Youth 8u coach pitch World Series by beating South Carolina 3-1 in the championship in Ruston, La.
Head coach Ryan Stringer said it was an awesome experience for the team.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Citizens Bank Marketing Administrative Assistant Brook McKenzie.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Hattiesburg Sept. 13, 1994.
Q: Where did you attend school?
The fourth time was the charm for the Columbia 11u all-stars Sunday as they claimed their first World Series championship in Brookhaven in four tries.
The five-time state champs had come close several times before but finally broke through the glass ceiling.
A packed room was on hand for an open employee hearing at the Marion County School District board meeting Monday night where the board voted not to accept the non-renewal of a teacher’s contract.
Vivian Dillon, a math teacher at East Marion High School, had been with the district for 24 years.
The West Marion High School family is carrying a heavy heart this week after junior basketball player Jamyre’un Hammond died in his Kokomo home early Friday morning.
Hammond shined a bright light into the lives of others, according to his friends, teammates and family.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies over the past week. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
Dutharene Rayborn Pittman
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Columbia for Dutharene Rayborn Pittman, 80, of Kokomo, who died on Sunday, Nov. 4 in Hattiesburg.
After World War II, Elizabeth David, a formidable presence in British food circles, chronicled foods in post-war England, France and Italy. To the astonishment of the Brits, she reported that the poorest peasants in France and Italy dined more deliciously and well than the middle-class Englishman.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Pace Sr. of Foxworth proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Jerry Pace Jr. of Foxworth, to Lila Ard of Tylertown, the daughter of Robert and Jessica Ard of Tylertown.
The groom is the grandson of the late Rose Courtney and the late Fred and Mattie Pace.
While many people around Marion County were settling in for Christmas dinner in their homes, more than 50 volunteers were busy delivering and serving meals to anyone who needed them Christmas day.
Schools across the region were closed, about 3,000 homes in Marion County were without power Friday as heavy snow fell across South Mississippi.
In Marion County, by 11 a.m., many areas had received at least three inches of the white stuff, with some areas expected to have six inches.