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.
With six bridges closed so far and inspections continuing across Marion County, the level of concern from officials is growing.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Pace Sr. of Foxworth proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Jerry Pace Jr. of Foxworth, to Lila Ard of Tylertown, the daughter of Robert and Jessica Ard of Tylertown.
The groom is the grandson of the late Rose Courtney and the late Fred and Mattie Pace.
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Monday, Dec. 25
Kristian Agoglia has always enjoyed Christmas lights.
Agoglia, vice president of Looks Great Services and a Brooklyn, New York, native, said he was happy to be a part of helping downtown Columbia shine for the holidays.
Last week, The Church on Main hosted more than 100 foster children and their foster parents for a dinner.
The event was part of the church’s plan to continue expanding services to the community as the church grows, according to Executive Pastor Elmer Blanchard.
Men Moving Forward in the 21st Century Boys Camp,
A fire Sunday morning that destroyed a home in the Darbun community capped a busy week for an area fire department.
The Morgantown Volunteer Fire Department arrived at a home located at 58 Reid Road early Sunday to find the structure engulfed in flames.
Marion County supervisors heard Tuesday what less than $10,000 can do to help abused children.
DiDi Ellis, executive director of Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center, delivered an update of the organization’s services while requesting the same amount provided by Marion County as last year, $9,370.
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.
For nearly two decades Professional Auto Sales, located at 122 S. High School Ave., has provided Marion County with quality pre-owned vehicles with in-house financing and excellent customer service.
Owner Jim Saucier previously owned a landscaping business but decided to transition into the automotive industry in 2000.