(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights China Buffet waitress Carrie Wood.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Pensacola, Fla., on March 30, 1983.
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.
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, Oct 23
West Marion will travel as a No. 3 seed to play No. 2 seed Raleigh in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs Friday.
The Trojans lost an opportunity to host a postseason game as six turnovers caused them to blow a 20-0 lead in a 23-22 loss Friday night in Foxworth to Tylertown.
Overcoming an experienced squad from Madison Ridgeland Academy, Columbia Academy’s peewee football team brought home a championship.
The third and fourth graders defeated MRA 6-0 on Oct. 17 at Parklane Academy in McComb. It was vindication after the Cougars had lost 13-8 to the Patriots during the regular season.
East Marion’s dream season came to a screeching halt Tuesday evening on its home court.
After dominating the opposition all season to the tune of a 22-1 record, the Eagles fell victim to the six-time defending state champion Our Lady Academy Crescents in the second round of the playoffs.
Numbers released this week show Marion County’s unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest in nearly two decades.
The last time unemployment was as low as September’s 4.8 percent was May 1998, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
The county has added about 180 new jobs over the past year.