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Bail denied for Peak

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Bail was denied Friday afternoon for a Morgantown man who allegedly killed his father late Thursday evening.

Samuel Dathan Peak, 32, appeared before District 1 Justice Court Judge Brandon Rowell for the incident that took place on Carroll Loop in Morgantown.


Unemployment doubles to 11.1%

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Marion County lost less jobs than most Mississippi counties in April, with unemployment rising here to 11.1%.

Even though the county’s rate more than doubled from 5.0% in March, Marion rose to the 14th-lowest unemployment rate among Mississippi’s 82 counties in April. It had been the 22nd-lowest in March.


Obituary: Carlyn Caughman Hahn

Carlyn Caughman Hahn

101, Columbia

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Magee City Cemetery in Magee, for Carlyn Caughman Hahn, 101, of Columbia, who passed away Wednesday, May 20 in Columbia. Charlie Hahn and Bro. Millard Moak officiated at the services.




Fire Report: May 28, 2020

Monday, May 18

Vehicle accident-property damage only, Mississippi 35 N./Williamsburg Road, 5:02 p.m., Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded.

Medical, 220 Virginia Ave., 6:07 p.m., Columbia responded.

Fire alarm, 909 Bennett St., 11:24 p.m., Columbia responded.





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Obituary: Carlyn Caughman Hahn

Carlyn Caughman Hahn

101, Columbia

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Magee City Cemetery in Magee, for Carlyn Caughman Hahn, 101, of Columbia, who passed away Wednesday, May 20 in Columbia. Charlie Hahn and Bro. Millard Moak officiated at the services.





Fire Report: May 14, 2020

Monday, May 4

Fire alarm, 507 Broad St., 6:34 a.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 191 Sanders Road, 8:26 a.m., Foxworth and Tri-Community responded.

Smoke, 26 J. Jackson Lane, 10:05 a.m., Foxworth, South Marion, Southwest Marion and Tri-Community responded.




Fire Report: May 21, 2020

Monday, May 11

Medical, 1409 Ridgewood Drive, 11:11 a.m., Columbia responded.

Grass/woods fire, Shiloh Firetower Road/U.S. 98 W., 1:25 p.m., Foxworth and Southwest Marion responded.

Smoke, 208 Wiggins Road, 8:15 p.m., Columbia responded.




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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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