A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Calvary Baptist Church for Lonnie Hutson, 64, of Columbia, who passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Hattiesburg. Bro. Millard Moak officiated at the services.
Very few people get the opportunity to do what they love and get paid for it, but Jeremy Watson gets to do just that with Watson Dozer & Trackhoe Services.
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.
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.