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Indictment filed in burning

By STAFF,

A grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old Kokomo man for allegedly burning a man by throwing gasoline on him and igniting him using a cigarette lighter.

Preston A. Fortenberry is charged with aggravated assault – extreme indifference. If found guilty, he faces one to 20 years in prison.







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Tina’s Garden Spot has fresh produce, seafood

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

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.

Tina’s specializes in fresh vegetables and fruits and also has a variety of seafood. What makes Tina’s special is that many of its products are not only local but are grown by the owners.



Jail Docket: June 13, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from June 3 to June 9. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.



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25 years in AKA celebrated

By STAFF,

Delicia Long of Kokomo, left, and Dr. Louise Gombako-Amos of McComb both celebrated their silver anniversaries (25 years) as members of the Phi Mu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha during the sorority’s recent Southeastern Regional Conference in Mobile, Ala.


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Board smart on sales tax

For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.







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City to explore annexation

By MARK ROGERS,

The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.


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