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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.


Court upholds parole ruling

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A state appeals court says a convicted murderer from Marion County is not entitled to a parole hearing every year.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled on Herman Barnes’ case Tuesday. It said a 2014 law requiring annual parole review does not apply to people convicted before that law was passed.





Fire Calls: August 24, 2017

By STAFF,

 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, Aug. 14






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