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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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Greatness born in the grind

Robert F. Smith is a billionaire hedge fund operator whom few Americans had heard of before this week. That is changing, as his surprising pledge at Sunday’s Morehouse College commencement ceremony in Atlanta is making national news and virtually guarantees he’ll be in high demand as a future graduation speaker.





Fire Report: May 30, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.

Monday, May 20



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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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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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