Edna Lee Newson
88, Brushy Creek
The Super Bowl could very well turn Sunday on the ability of Fletcher Cox of Yazoo City to pressure Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
It wouldn’t be the first time a Mississippian has made an impression in the world’s most watched sporting event. And Marion Countians have shone on that stage as well:
Heavy snow Friday meant complications for many Marion County residents, who lost power for up to two days.
But it also resulted in some tranquility and fun as family and friends united as they waited for the lights to come back on.
Schools closed across the region and power crews and fire departments battled the elements Friday as Columbia and Marion County saw a record snowfall.
The National Weather Service in Jackson has been keeping records since 1905 and said Friday’s estimated 6 inches in Columbia topped the 5.1 inches received on Dec. 12, 2008.
Schools across the region were closed, about 3,000 homes in Marion County were without power Friday as heavy snow fell across South Mississippi.
In Marion County, by 11 a.m., many areas had received at least three inches of the white stuff, with some areas expected to have six inches.
Next Thursday, Marion Countians have the chance to support local wildlife programs and have a great meal as the annual Marion County Mississippi Ducks Unlimited Banquet takes place.
The event is set for Nov. 16 at the Columbia Country Club and organizers are excited.