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Fire Report: May 24, 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.

 

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Adoptions highlight foster gains

By MARK ROGERS,

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

After more than 1,200 days as a foster child, he finally has a permanent home with his dad, Daniel, mom, Katcha, and brother, Aaron, in Hattiesburg. Gabe was one of 19 adoptions of foster children that have taken place in Marion County during the past year.



Five earn All-State honors

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

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.

Between Columbia High School and West Marion, five players received All-State honors, voted on by 3A coaches throughout the state.



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Small Business Week celebrated

By MARK ROGERS,

Small businesses in Marion County will be celebrated next week and economic development will be heralded the week after.

Columbia Mayor Justin McKenzie and Marion County Board of Supervisors President Randy Dyess signed proclamations earlier this week for both events at the Marion County Development Partnership.









Foxworth wreck smashes vehicles

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A wreck blocked both eastbound lanes of U.S. 98 outside Foxworth Monday night, and emergency personnel were on the scene treating victims.

The accident involved a 2012 Ford Mustang with Marion County tags driven by Kristopher Busby, and a 2003 GMC Sierra 3500 driven by Corey Jarrell, according to the Highway Patrol.


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