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Obituary: Alton F. Bennett

Alton F. Bennett

87, Columbia

Graveside services with military honors were held on Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Woodlawn Cemetery for Alton F. Bennett, 87, of Columbia, who died on Thursday, May 7 in Columbia. Bro. Millard Moak officiated at the services.



Top HVAC student named

Hunter Courtney, a senior at Columbia Academy, was chosen as by his teacher, Elmer Blanchard, as the top second-year HVAC student at the Marion County Career and Technology Center. Hunter maintained a high “A” average throughout the school year and an excellent attendance record.


Event delays continue

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

As COVID-19 cases in Marion County hit the 100 mark this week, plans are still being affected by the pandemic.

With the safer-at home order still in place, the annual Memorial Day service at the Marion County Courthouse is being postponed with plans to be held at a later date.








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Jail Docket: May 7, 2020

By STAFF REPORTS,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from April 27 to May 3. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Benjamin Dewayne Crump, 42, Foxworth, arrested by MCSO, charged with DUI 1st offense.





Fire Report: May 7, 2020

By STAFF REPORTS,

Monday, April 27

Vehicle accident w/injuries, 69 Ward Road, 1:14 p.m., Foxworth responded.

Medical, 103 E. Rankin St., 1:16 p.m., Columbia responded.

Tuesday, April 28

Vehicle fire, Game Reserve Road/Mississippi 13 S., 6:51 a.m., Pine Burr and South Marion responded.


Red Bluff needs to be developed

We don’t judge the masses who have gathered at Red Bluff near Morgantown in recent days. After weeks of being cooped up at home, people need time outdoors for their mental and physical health.

The threat of spreading the coronavirus is far less outdoors than indoors because it can’t survive long outside.




Who's got next? 10 players who could become stars

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

With prep sports completed for the 2019-20 school year and seniors graduating, it’s time to look toward the 2020-21 year and discover who will be taking the place of the departing star athletes. This is a collection of 10 male student athletes who are expected to truly shine next year for the first time in their high school careers.



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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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