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Trailer involved in family dispute burns down Tuesday

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A property owner in northeast Marion County reported she saw a relative coming out of a trailer on her property just before a blaze burned it down Tuesday morning.

Arson investigators were set to come to the scene at 137 Russell Lane Wednesday. It has a Sumrall address but is in the Christian Union community in Marion County.



Jail Docket: April 18, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from April 8 to April 14. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.

 



UPS truck, semi collide

By STAFF,

A UPS truck and an 18-wheeler crashed in slick conditions Thursday afternoon on U.S. 98 near Pierce Road east of Columbia.

The UPS truck driver, Christopher Magee, 41, of Hattiesburg, was entrapped and had to be extricated before being taken to Forrest General Hospital with moderate injuries.




Woman charged with embezzling

By STAFF,

The State Auditor’s Office has arrested a Foxworth woman and charged her with allegedly embezzling money from the Oloh Fire Protection District.

Jessica Delancey, 34, allegedly wrote checks to herself for $68,719 more than she was owed from February 2013 to July 2018, according to the auditor’s office.




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Betty L. Haden Rawls

By STAFF,

Betty L. Haden Rawls

65, Columbia

A memorial service was held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Hathorn Funeral Home for Betty L. Haden Rawls, 65, of Columbia, who died on Friday, March 15 in Hattiesburg.




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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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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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