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Fire Report: April 19, 2018


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 9
• Medical, 459 Riley Road, 6:02 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Union precinct will move


Voters in the Union precinct in eastern Marion County will change locations for future elections.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Monday to move the polling place from a privately owned building on Lampton Hilltop Road to the Keno Fire Station at the corner of East Baylis Chapel and Lampton Hilltop roads.

FAA, EPA concerns may delay county’s shooting range


Federal regulations about shooting near airports and lead in the environment may delay construction of a firing range for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
The Federal Aviation Administration and Environmental Protection Agency both have rules that would affect a potential range, the Board of Supervisors learned this week.

Post Office board has no members

No $69 billion private corporation would dare operate without a single member on its board of directors. Although those positions do not run the day-to-day operations, they are essential for providing the high-level guidance and strategy that any company needs to remain competitive.


Narcan needed

Society seems to be finally turning the battle against prescription pain pill abuse, even though it will still take many years to win the war. Gov. Phil Bryant’s opioid task force commission, which issued its report last year, offered many sound ideas that are beginning to be implemented.


Wildcats prepare for Wesson


While Columbia (2-3) was on a bye last Friday night, the Wildcats got a chance to learn more about their first district opponent — Wesson (4-2).

Although Wesson has a favorable record, its wins have come against lesser competition and its losses have come against perennially strong teams in Sumrall and one not so much in Mize.

CA archery building renovated


For the past several years, Columbia Academy archery coach Mike Barber has ascended the program to new heights.

Now Barber is looking to expand and took a large step in doing so by overseeing an overhaul of an old storage building on campus that was used for practice and turning it into a legitimate archery facility.

Eagles working out the kinks


Coming off of a heartbreaking 60-58 loss to Bay Springs on a buzzer-beating shot to open the regular season, East Marion dusted off the cobwebs and showed why it is on the short list for state title contention in Class 1A this season during the Lawrence County Holiday Tournament at Rod Paige Middle School.