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Fire Report: January 16, 2020

Monday, Jan. 6

Medical, 435 Mississippi 43, 2:11 a.m., South Marion responded.

Medical, 902 Bennett St., 2:42 a.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 167 Old Morgantown Road, 9 a.m., Foxworth responded.

Medical, Owens St./Kings Ave., 10:02 a.m., Columbia responded.

Jail Docket: January 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Jan. 6 to Jan. 12. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Randy Eric Albert, 39, Columbia, arrest by MCSO, charged with DUI 3rd offense-(1)(a) under the influence of liquor.


Jail takes 25 from Parchman


The state prison crisis has hit Columbia through the transfer of inmates to the Marion County Regional Jail.

At the Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday morning, Warden Derek Mingo said they would be picking up 25 inmates who are currently assigned to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.


Gracie Broome

Gracie Broome

86, Bassfield

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church for Mrs. Gracie Broome, 86, who died on Friday, Jan. 25 in Columbia. Burial followed in Lowland Cemetery. Rev. Dewitt Bain and Rev. Ed Steele officiated at the services.


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.