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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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Business Feature: Kane’s Catfish, Seafood & Steakhouse

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

Since October 2005, owners Wayne and Bobbie Regan have created a family atmosphere within Kane’s Catfish, Seafood & Steakhouse, and their generosity for their community neighbors is infectious.

“On the back of our menu, it says ‘come in as friends, leave as family,’” Wayne said. “That’s how we treat everybody.”





Woman survives fall at Red Bluff

By MARK ROGERS,

A photographer trying to get an angle on a shot survived an incredible fall at Red Bluff Sunday.

Carmen Reid, 31, of Ellisville tumbled an estimated 175 feet around 6 p.m., according to Morgantown Volunteer Fire Chief Krae Morgan. She was able to walk away but was later diagnosed with a broken vertebra at a hospital.





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City to explore annexation

By MARK ROGERS,

The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.




Moree-Lee to wed

By STAFF,

Lee and Mary Moree of Columbia, along with Jason and Melissa Rasp of Alabama, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Staci Leighanne Moree to Jeffery Aaron Lee, son of Mr. Jeffrey and Angela Lee of Bassfield. The couple will wed Oct. 14, 2017. The Rev.








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