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NEW ORLEANS — The Columbian-Progress staff garnered 14 awards, including five firsts, in the  annual statewide newspaper contest.

Andy Gipson has only been on the job a few months, but the Mississippi agriculture commissioner has spent a great deal of time on the road learning about the state’s farm products.

Two interested in same spot

A beloved Columbia physician who lost his battle with ALS last week is being remembered as a man who made a difference.

Credit union donates picnic tables

A donation from a local business will ensure people who want to eat lunch in a quiet spot or families who want to picnic can do so at Columbia’s Bluff Street Park.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia Fire Department Firefighter Forrest Cawley.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

Jail Docket: May 17, 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.

 









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.



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