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Car hydroplanes on 35 Saturday, lands in trees Storms ripped through Marion County Saturday causing damage to homes, flooding and accidents, including one that killed a man.

A ride that started with two ended with three as a Columbia woman gave birth on her way to the hospital recently.

As storms swept through the region this morning, Marion County law enforcement and first responders were kept busy.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Sunshine Frozen Foods owner Joe Ball.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Hattiesburg July 22, 1975.

 

State Bank is a full-service, FDIC insured bank working with commercial and consumer customers alike and recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in Columbia.

District Attorney Hall Kittrell pointed out services available to those who fall prey to criminals as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week this past week.


Marion County incorporations

By STAFF,

The following entities incorporated in Marion County during March, according to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office:

• ACAM Crane Consulting LLC, 270 Singley Road, Columbia

• Southern Touch Services LLC, 46 Bobbys Lane, Columbia

• Quality Inspection Services McComb, LLC, 60 McCain Lane, Foxworth




Choir to sing at Carnegie

By MARK ROGERS,

Columbia will be represented this weekend at Carnegie Hall as 10 members of the Columbia High School Concert Choir sing at the prestigious New York venue.

Director Kim Walley and students will leave early Thursday to participate in the Sunday performance of Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo.”




Fire vote nixed

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County won’t hold a referendum on additional fire property taxes this year because the costs could exceed $24,000 and deadlines are fast approaching.

Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan, election commissioners, fire officials and the Board of Supervisors met Wednesday, and all were in agreement that it was not feasible.


Adventures In Eating: Ratatouille’s Ratatouille is a beautiful and classic labor of love

By FRAN GINN,

Ratatouille, the movie about a French rat with a dream to be a chef, debuted in 2007. I watched the movie then, but was so immersed in my business than I failed to give it my full attention. I am so sorry that I did that. This past weekend I watched it three times. It is amazing! The attention to detail is incredible.



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