Marion County General Election Results, Nov. 5, 2019
22 of 22 precincts reporting (unofficial results)
Jim Hood, 2,853
Tate Reeves, 5,053
Bob Hickingbottom, 26
David R. Singletary, 73
Delbert Hosemann, 5,389
Jay Hughes, 2,549
Republicans made a clean sweep in Marion County Tuesday as the GOP nominees won all 14 of the contested races on the county ballot.
With all 22 of the precincts reporting, none of the races were close as Republicans got roughly two out of every three votes in most races, according to unofficial returns.
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.
Columbia, East Marion and West Marion all advanced to the second round of the playoffs tonight with blowout home victories, while Columbia Academy was eliminated on the road in a close second-round matchup.
East Marion-58 West Lincoln-21
All three Marion County teams in action Thursday night were victorious with Columbia remaining undefeated, West Marion picking up its ninth win and East Marion clinching a district title.
Columbia vs. Seminary
Reece Colon Broom
70, Mountain View, Ariz.
I can’t take original credit for this realization — that goes to Columbia head coach Chip Bilderback — but it’s quite amazing that the three Marion County public schools only lost to each other on the gridiron during the regular season.
Mississippi voters are talking now, for good reasons, about the governor’s race. It’s the state’s most powerful position. The race features ideological opposites. The winner will hold considerable sway over the direction of Mississippi’s future. And it’s, frankly, the only statewide race that Democrats hold any shot at winning.
Harry Taylor Sr.
Helen J. Sanders Sweatt
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.
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.
So before we all vote on Monday on the proposed 3 percent tax on hotels and restaurants in Columbia, I want to inform everyone on what exactly the tax it entails, what the city plans to do and dismiss all the fake rumors.
While it wasn’t set in stone at the time, the Columbia Lady Wildcats (11-8, 5-3) took over second place in the Region 8 standings last Thursday with a 9-4 home win over West Marion (10-5, 5-3), who dropped to third.
Sitting through a trial can be serious business, especially if you’re the defendant. For an impartial observer, though, a legal proceeding can be entertaining.
Back in my days as a reporter, the courthouse was my favorite beat because there always was the possibility of uncovering an off-beat story tinged with humor.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.
FoKelia Lakendra Akins, 40, Tylertown, arrested by CPD, charged with controlled substance sale.
Wesley T. Johnson