Gov. Phil Bryant lifted a statewide burn ban Monday after a series of rains brought some color and moisture back to what had been a parched landscape.
Also, the Marion County ban expired on Tuesday.
Bryant enacted the statewide ban Oct. 2 after one of the driest and hottest Septembers in state history.
The Columbia school board meeting started off with a special visit from the Columbia Primary School Treblemakers.
Second graders under the direction of Sherri Turnage performed the National Anthem to open the meeting Oct. 10.
Columbia Presbyterian Preschool Speech Clinic,
Columbia Presbyterian Preschool will be giving a free speech clinic from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, for ages 3-6.
Meeting, Oct. 17
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Oct. 7 to Oct. 13. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.
Ramsey G. Brumfield, 37, Tylertown, arrested by CPD, charged with embezzlement.
Marion County School District lunches for Oct. 21-25 will be:
Monday, Oct. 21
Beef a Roni, grilled chicken sandwich; turnip greens, field peas; cornbread; Texas toast; fruit cup, fruit cocktail; variety of milk.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
A year ago the Columbia Wildcats announced themselves as contenders to the rest of Class 3A by knocking off Jeff Davis County in the regular season only to lose to the Jaguars when it mattered most in the third round of the playoffs. The Wildcats (7-0, 2-0) avenged that loss, though, Friday night with a 36-22 road victory.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University recently announced the following graduation list for the 2019 summer term for Marion County: Dominic Tyrell Jackson of Kokomo, Bagley College of Engineering, Bachelor of Science
George Phillip Smith
Elma Lee Dunaway
Riemann Family Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements for Elma Lee Dunaway, 87, of Gulfport, formerly of Morgantown, who died on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 in Gulfport.
A jury returned a guilty verdict on all four counts against Victor Mitchell this afternoon and sentenced him to life in prison.
The 45-year-old was convicted following a four-day trial at the Pearl River County Courthouse in Poplarville related to a plot to kidnap businessman Tommy Duff.
POPLARVILLE – The trial for a former Columbia man accused of leading a plot to kidnap and extort a prominent Columbia businessman began Monday.
Victor Mitchell, 45, faces up to life in prison on an array of charges related to an alleged plan against Tommy Duff that law enforcement foiled in 2016.
The clash of the unbeatens Thursday night between Columbia (8-0, 3-0) and West Marion (8-1, 2-1) was decided by the legs of Ole Miss commit and Wildcats running back Kentrel Bullock as he guided Columbia to a 33-14 home victory with four rushing touchdowns.
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
For the second year in a row, the West Marion Trojans will enter Region 8-3A play undefeated after topping Vancleave 33-7 on the road Friday night. Meanwhile, PCS proved to be too strong for Columbia Academy to handle on its homecoming night in a lopsided 41-22 loss, and East Marion won a shootout at Bogalusa 48-44.
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 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.
The Cougars had their season come to an end after dropping two of three to Wayne Academy last week, and head coach Eric Johnson characterized his first season with Columbia Academy (17-13, 4-5) in one word: disappointment.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.
Columbia voters today approved a 3 percent sales tax on restaurants and hotels that will go toward building a sportsplex and other parks and tourism improvements.
The referendum passed with 76 percent, according to unofficial returns, well above the 60 percent it needed.
The Marion County Board of Supervisors is pursuing borrowing $5 million to fix roads and bridges and paying the money back with newly allocated internet sales tax revenue.
That would allow it to address an infrastructure crisis without raising taxes.
Mississippi overdoes it with corporate welfare, doling out incentives to land companies or help them expand that in some cases will never pay for themselves.
But if the state is going to give money away to private businesses, it must hold them to their promises or demand the money back.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 1 to July 7. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.