(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia Fire Department Firefighter Forrest Cawley.)
Q: When and where were you born?
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office inmate litter program was recently named tops in the state.
The joint award from Keep Mississippi Beautiful and the Mississippi Department of Transportation honored the county for picking up the most roadside litter in the state as part of the inmate labor program.
A piece of local American Legion history has been discovered: Horatio Rankin Post 90’s original charter dated April 20, 1920.
Marion County Veterans Service Officer Dewey Blansett said it was found recently in a closet in the Chancery Court building.
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.
The following marriage license applications were received by the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of March 12:
• Jay Lawrence Jernigan of Hattiesburg and Judy Ann Russell of Hattiesburg.
• Donald M. Ginn of Kokomo and Kandee Elaine Moody of Foxworth.
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, Mar. 12
PURVIS – The last defendants in the 2015 slayings of two Hattiesburg police officers were sentenced to prison Monday in Purvis.
After a successful cruise-in and fireworks display last July 4, Main Street Manager Nik Ingram is hopeful that this year’s Freedom Fest can be even bigger and better.
Ingram spoke with the Columbia Board of Aldermen at its March 6 meeting and discussed plans for the July 7 event.