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Burn ban lifted

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.




Jail Docket: Oct. 17, 2019

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.



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Friday Night Lights: CA falls to PCS, West stays perfect

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

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.




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Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

By STAFF,

Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

90, Columbia

 

Private services will be held at a later date for Helen J. Sanders Sweatt, 90, who died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

 

She was a lifelong resident of Columbia.

 

She was preceded in death by a son, Herbie Ray Reid.

 



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Dutharene Rayborn Pittman

By STAFF,

Dutharene Rayborn Pittman

80, Kokomo

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.

 


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Drug bust

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

Police vow to go after narcotics

A purse snatching led Columbia Police Department investigators to make five drug arrests, including two felony arrests, on May 23.



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Demand results from giveaways

By STAFF,

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.


Jail Docket: July 11, 2019

By STAFF,

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.


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