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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Myrtles Nursing Center Administrator Gail Whittington.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Prentiss March 2, 1961.

For the second time this season, winter weather has thrown a wrench into the way of basketball in Marion County as all four girls basketball teams couldn’t play Tuesday night.

Columbia Academy

All chickens are not created equal.

For the second time this winter, a blast of arctic air and precipitation closed schools and made travel difficult around Marion County.

TJ Monroe has already proven he’s one of the best players in the area over the past season-and-a-half, but he took his game to another level on the Wildcats home court last Tuesday night.

Last season, East Marion cruised to a Class 2A Region 8 title, winning all 10 of its games, which includes the two in the district tournament.





Suit targets pillmakers

By CHARLIE SMITH,

As the opioid crisis continues to spread across the nation, Marion County officials are considering suing drug manufacturers to recoup costs.

Marion County ranks second behind Forrest County in opioid use in Mississippi with 182.9 prescriptions per 100 residents, a number that concerns the Board of Supervisors.







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