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The attendees at last week’s Marion County School District Board of Education meeting enjoyed a little entertainment before getting down to business.

Gabe Fowler was all smiles Monday in the Marion County Chancery Courtroom.

Purity Mae Beard Martise graduated from Columbia High School in 1952, while Amelia Magee Rogers followed her exactly 50 years later.

It’s a dream for every young slugger to play college baseball with the same guys he grew up playing with at Dean Griner.

While the high school baseball season may have ended weeks ago in Marion County, several area ball players were recognized for their prowess by the state’s coaches.

The fifth annual Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held at Lake Bill Waller Saturday morning and is presented by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks.

Boat bandit busted

By CHARLIE SMITH,

An alleged boat bandit, accused of raiding a camp on a creek near Sandy Hook, was arrested on the Pearl River Sunday.

Brian Mitchell Statham, 44, of Foxworth remains in the Marion County Jail facing a charge of burglary of a dwelling.



Jail Docket: May 10, 2018

By STAFF,

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.

 




Fire Report: May 10, 2018

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, April 30




Military training coming up

Military training will be held for the next few nights beginning Monday, May 7 at the former Columbia Training School property that will include low-flying helicopters.

Officials said they wanted to inform the public so that people would not be alarmed.



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