Vergie Hodges Foxworth
One incumbent was upset and two incumbents won re-election in school board races on the ballot in Marion County.
In District 3 of the Marion County School Board, incumbent Jessie D. Graham received 606 (56 percent) votes versus Lonnie Ball Sr.’s 471 (44 percent).
Columbia and East Marion both notched road playoff wins Friday night, extending their seasons another week – and setting up two home games in Marion County next Friday.
Columbia 28, Crystal Springs 20
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Realtor Merri Anne Fortenberry of Tanya Holland Real Estate.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Columbia April 29, 1964.
Q: Where did you attend school?
The following land transactions were listed as completed in the Marion County Chancery Clerk’s Office during the week of Oct. 29:
• Ronnie Payton and Annie Payton to Jaiden Gerrod Payton, Ronnie Payton, Annie Payton and Kenneth G. Payton for property.
For 15 years, Goss Baptist Church’s annual Blessing of the Hunt has brought a message about nature and God’s glory.
Nov. 8 at the Columbia Expo Center, the tradition continued as outdoors TV host Brodie Swisher combined humor, hunting stories and biblical messages for the crowd of several thousand people.
As the World War II veteran rose slowly from his chair to be recognized Monday during the Marion County Veterans Day program, one of his brothers in arms seated next to him placed a hand on his back to help hold him up. The assistance was both needed for practical reasons and symbolic of the bond America’s veterans share.
The following are unofficial election results from Marion County with 22 of 22 precincts reporting, including absentee ballots, minus 212 provisional ballots that will be counted Wednesday.
54.96 percent of registered voters cast ballots
David Baria, 2,682
Roger Wicker, 5,797
Michaela Andrews of Foxworth, front row, far left, is the student body maid for the 2018 University of Southern Mississippi homecoming court. The court will be presented at halftime of the USM vs. University of Texas at San Antonio game Saturday.
Columbia came into Thursday night’s road matchup with West Marion aiming to accomplish three things: beat the Trojans for the first time since 2013, claim its first Marion County Football Championship since 2008 and remain undefeated in district.
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.
During a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Columbia Board of Aldermen appointed Eric Lucas to serve on the Columbia School District Board of Trustees.
The 39-year-old is a Columbia High School graduate and works for Jones Companies.
Columbia School District Trustees say they are pleased with the work of new Superintendent Jason Harris.
The Board completed an evaluation of Harris before the Jan. 11 meeting and talked about Harris and the projects that he has begun since taking the helm on July 1, 2017.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies are seeking a man who is considered armed and dangerous in connection with a death investigation.
Chief Deputy Jamie Singley said late Saturday that authorities are seeking Ronnie Smith of the Kokomo area.
Columbia Police Chief Mike Cooper announced his resignation Monday, and the Board of Aldermen hired Michael Kelly as his replacement during a special meeting Monday.
Last week for the first time in my life, I used a passport to cross a foreign border out of the United States. Granted, it was only Canada, our English-speaking neighbor to the north probably more like us than any other nation. Yet it was still interesting to see the cultural differences and similarities.
Qualifying for three school board spots and the county prosecuting attorney begins next week.
Marion County Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan said those seeking the offices up for election on the Nov. 6 ballot can qualify from Aug. 8 through Sept. 7.
Qualifying will be held for:
It was a tale of two halves in Clinton, La., for Columbia Academy in its season opener last Friday night.
After trailing 20-7 at the half, the Cougars wore Silliman Institute out on the ground in the second half, outscoring the Wildcats 28-8 to pull off a 35-28 come-from-behind win.
As early as 1500 BC, cheese was an established food. The Romans were very adept at making many different kinds of cheese. It is said that more than 600 kinds of Cheddar cheese are made in Britain alone. General, and later president of France, Charles de Gaulle said in 1962, “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”
The following marriage license applications were received by the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of July 23:
• Elvis McArthur Singleton of Sandy Hook and Richelle Nicole Crumedy of Angie, La.
• Charles Ronald Pittman Jr. of Columbia and Venetia Griffin of Columbia.
It’s not often that a team scores 47 points without completing a pass or opposing running backs each finish with 264 yards, but that’s what unfolded Friday night at Leslie Peters Field.
Columbia (2-0) made the cross-town trek to East Marion and came away with an impressive 47-24 win in the hotly contested rivalry.
Dennis Wayne Sharp
Memorial services will be held in Honey Bend, Ill., for Dennis Wayne Sharp, 78, of Camden, formerly of Brooksville and West Point, who passed away on June 9, 2018, at his residence.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Jolynn.