George Phillip Smith
George Phillip Smith
The stage is set for an undefeated matchup between West Marion and Columbia Thursday as both won Friday night to remain perfect. Meanwhile, East Marion improved to 5-2 and stayed perfect in Region 8-2A with a road win over St. Patrick.
Magee at West Marion
Olive Elizabeth Clower Rankin Beach
Although the Columbia Academy Cougars have actually only been victorious once this season and have lost four straight after their 35-20 loss Friday at Lamar School, they are only one win away from securing a first-round bye in the playoffs and have already qualified for the postseason.
Sandra Watson Lampton
81, Gainesville, Ga.
Sandra Watson Lampton of Gainesville, Ga., went to her celestial home on Oct. 5, 2019, after an extended illness, during which she exhibited courage and hope, despite increasingly difficult odds.
Ebb and Polly Dunaway Morgan Family Reunion, Oct. 12
The Marion County Board of Supervisors had a relatively quiet week this week while in session with the exception of one visitor.
Columbia’s alderman at large, Edward Hough, approached the board regarding a sportsplex and the possibility of building it at the Marion County Businessplex.
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.
A massive blaze destroyed a home on Mississippi 35 Wednesday morning.
Myron Miller, assistant chief for the Southwest Marion Volunteer Fire Department, said the house belongs to former Columbia Police Chief Carroll Bryant.
A line of strong storms caused damage to buildings in the county Jan. 2 although no one was injured.
The Marion County Board of Supervisors opened the year by electing District 5 Supervisor Calvin Newsom as president and District 1 Supervisor Randy Dyess as vice president for 2017.
A person of interest in a suspicious death investigation from Friday night in Kokomo was taken into custody without incident Sunday morning.
Shortly before 9, Marion and Wathall County deputies responded to a tip in Wathall County on Henry Smith Road where Ronnie Smith was located and taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.
Firefighters from two area departments battled an early morning blaze just outside the city limits Thursday.
The Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department was called to a residence in the 1500 block of North Park Avenue around 12:30 a.m., according to Deputy Chief Tyler Creel.
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.