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
The Mississippi Church of God recently paid tribute to Bro. George Douglas Brewton Sr., the longtime chaplain at the Marion County Regional Correctional Facility, with an article about him in a church publication distributed throughout the state.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.
The following entities incorporated in Marion County during September, according to records filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office:
Marion County School District lunches for Oct. 14-18 will be:
Monday, Oct. 14
Spaghetti and meat sauce, chicken nuggets; green beans, tater tots; Texas toast; applesauce, pineapple tidbits; variety of milk.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
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.
65 years ago, Sept. 30, 1954
“Dan Harvey has been elected as president of the Future Farmers of America chapter at the Marion-Walthall school. Other officers elected were Bud Pittman, vice president; Charles Craft, secretary-treasurer and J.N. Sauls Jr., reporter.”
60 years ago, Oct. 1, 1959
An athletic defense that runs to the ball and delivers bone-crushing blows when they get there continues to be the primary reason the West Marion Trojans remain undefeated. The Trojans (5-0) controlled the action at Sumrall Friday night from start to finish in a 43-0 blowout victory.
Here’s a positive update on abortion: The number of terminated pregnancies in America continues to decline, and is at its lowest rate since the Roe v. Wade case in 1973.
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.