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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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
In Marion County two big events are happening next week: primary elections and the opening of school. Of course references to both of those are on the front page, but I am still going to offer my two cents in these matters.
Football tickets for Columbia High School games will remain at $7 this year, but the admission price for other sports in the city district will increase from $5 to $6.
But fans can get into all sporting events throughout the year with an all-sports pass for $100 for adults and $50 for students.
Robotics and robotic coding were the teaching tools used this summer at Columbia High School’s summer reading program.
Funded through the 21st Century Federal grant funds, the school used a STEM approach to encourage growth in reading and writing by offering a hands-on approach to building and coding robots.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Colonial Funeral Home’s Jimmy Turnage.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Jackson, Miss. on Feb. 21, 1965.
Q: Where did you attend school?
The July murder of a pretty Ole Miss coed is eerily similar to one that occurred about 33 years ago when the daughter of a couple who then lived in Magnolia was sexually assaulted and slain in her off-campus apartment in Oxford.
Business was short and sweet Tuesday night at the Marion County school board meeting.
The budget for the school year was approved. The advertised amount of the district’s annual budget was $23.4 million.
In other action the board approved the resignation of Topeneka Bridges as a bus driver.
It approved four new hires:
Columbia Academy senior Slade Wilks got to showcase his skills on the national stage Monday afternoon as the slugger was one of the top 40 players in the nation to play in the Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field.
Wilks said the experience of playing at the historic ballpark and on national television was truly incredible.
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.
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.
During a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Columbia Board of Aldermen appointed Eric Lucas to serve on the Columbia School District Board of Trustees.
The 39-year-old is a Columbia High School graduate and works for Jones Companies.
Columbia School District Trustees say they are pleased with the work of new Superintendent Jason Harris.
The Board completed an evaluation of Harris before the Jan. 11 meeting and talked about Harris and the projects that he has begun since taking the helm on July 1, 2017.