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County seeks bids on bonds


Marion County will begin seeking terms and rates for bonds to fund $5 million in bridge and road repairs.

Bond Attorney Warren Greenlee spoke with supervisors Monday during their regular meeting. The board plans to borrow the money and pay it back with newly allocated internet sales tax revenue.


Heritage Fest set for Saturday


The 53rd annual Heritage Festival will bring thousands of visitors to City Park Saturday.

The Marion County Historical Society expects a crowd of more than 4,000 to attend from all over Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. The event will feature more than 60 vendor booths along with lots of food and entertainment.


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.


Breland-Rome wed

Camille Rainer Breland and Gregory Williams Rome were united in marriage at Rayne United Methodist Church in New Orleans at 7 p.m. on Friday,  March 16, 2018.  The Rev. Jay Hogewood officiated.

Adoptions highlight foster gains


Gabe Fowler was all smiles Monday in the Marion County Chancery Courtroom.

After more than 1,200 days as a foster child, he finally has a permanent home with his dad, Daniel, mom, Katcha, and brother, Aaron, in Hattiesburg. Gabe was one of 19 adoptions of foster children that have taken place in Marion County during the past year.

Gas tax train missed

For several years, we and others, including members of Mississippi’s Transportation Commission, have been encouraging state lawmakers to significantly raise the fuel tax to pay for maintenance of roads and bridges.