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Fire Report: May 21, 2020

Monday, May 11

Medical, 1409 Ridgewood Drive, 11:11 a.m., Columbia responded.

Grass/woods fire, Shiloh Firetower Road/U.S. 98 W., 1:25 p.m., Foxworth and Southwest Marion responded.

Smoke, 208 Wiggins Road, 8:15 p.m., Columbia responded.




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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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Willodean Bullock

By STAFF,

Willodean Bullock

91, Kokomo

Services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Shiloh Baptist Church for Willodean Bullock, 91, of Kokomo, who died on Monday, June 17 at her residence. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.


Willease Forbes

By STAFF,

Willease Forbes

77, Foxworth

Willease Forbes, 77, of Foxworth  died Friday, July 5, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. A native to Marion County  and longtime resident of Foxworth, she was a certified nursing assistant.










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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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