Ten months ago Marion County Deputy Lance Poirier’s doctor delivered the bad news: His shattered right leg would need to be amputated.
A former Marion County chief deputy now faces up to 17 years in prison after being arrested on a four-count drug indictment.
Jeff Broom, 47, allegedly took a prescription drug from the Marion County Narcotics Task Force in 2016 and also allegedly possessed two other prescription drugs at the time, according to court documents.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies over the past week. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
After many years at the same place, the annual Columbia Lions Club Pancake Supper is changing locations.
The tasty hotcakes, bacon and sausage will be served up from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 in the Community Room at the Marion County BusinessPlex, located at 1730 Mississippi 44.
A crash between an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck Jan. 4 could have been much worse.
The accident occurred on U.S. 98 in the eastbound lanes near Woodlawn Church around 6:15 p.m. according to Columbia Police Department Capt. Johnny Barnes.
As the Marion County Board of Supervisors works to control costs and keep budgets in line, the group received a bit of good news: The county did not have to borrow money to finish the calendar year.
CPA Charlie Prince updated the Board Jan. 4 during its regularly scheduled week of meetings.
The following entities were incorporated during December in Marion County, according to records on file with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office:
• Coops Safety LLC, 2182 Mississippi 586, Foxworth
• F.A.M.E TRUCKING INC, 113 Katherine Drive, Columbia
The following land transactions were listed in the Marion County Chancery Clerk’s Office for the week of Dec. 25:
• Myron Lee Branch, David Branch and Nathan Cole Branch to Teresa Branch Alderman for property.
• Tina Arlene Bryant to Randy Taylor and Judy Taylor for property.
Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.
Monday, Dec. 25