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“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had
rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to
VOLUME 109 • NUMBER 36 ESTABLISHED 1882 dwell in the tents of wickedness.” — Psalm 84:10
Arrest made in murder Fighting back
Daniels charged in 2010 slaying of Kenrodrick Jefferson
By Mark Rogers
Managing Editor “He was arrested and a trial
Authorities made an arrest last week
date is set for Oct. 17.”
in a 2010 murder case.
Damos Daniels, 32, of 927 Gates — District Attorney Hal Kittrell
Road was arrested on a Grand Jury DANIELS JEFFERSON
Indictment for the March 29, 2010
murder of Kenrodrick Jefferson.
Daniels appeared before Judge October Grand Jury, which is 2010 in reference to the shooting.
Prentiss Harrell in Lamar County. “He empanelled from October-May. The When deputies arrived on scene, they
was picked up and booked on the GJI,” indictment was issued in late April. found Jefferson on the ground.
Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall Daniels faces the charges in Medical personnel arrived and
said. Deputies transported Daniels to Jefferson’s death last March. pronounced him dead.
Lamar County for the hearing. Jefferson, 29, was discovered shot one MCSO deputies and officers from
“He was arrested and made bond and in the abdomen near his home at 17 the Mississippi Bureau of
a trial date is set for Oct. 17,” said Ray Brown Lane. Investigation as well as the
District Attorney Hal Kittrell. Kitrell Marion County Central Dispatch Mississippi Crime Scene Unit worked
said the indictment came from the received a call at 3:23 on March 29, the scene.
bin Laden’s death Nita Oglesbee shows off the .38 she fired at a
pair of intruders in her home Saturday
morning. photo by Mark Rogers
CALENDAR: By Lori Watts
Some U.S. troops in shoots home
SPORTS: Afghanistan were skeptical
Page 7A of the earliest reports of
Osama bin Laden's death,
suspecting it may be an
OBITUARIES: attempt to undermine their
Page 9A By Mark Rogers
alertness, according to
• M. Brister Managing Editor
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt.
• N. Bullock Kevin Shows. Shows told
• J. Goar the Columbian-Progress, Nita Oglesbee didn’t think twice when she
Sunday night, that once encountered two men who broke into her home
• C. Hailey
President Obama confir- Saturday morning. She pulled out her pistol and took
• A. Pace action.
med the reports, the
• E. Prine reaction changed to one of Oglesbee, of 3349 Mississippi 44, came home to
• V. Sargent expectation that the get a hat for her grandson who was swimming at a
• M. Thornhill Taliban will come out in friend’s home. “I ran to the house, and there they
• C. Webber full force in response. “Our stood in my kitchen,” Oglesbee said. “I think I
initial response was ‘Ok, caught them just as they’d gotten there.”
• A. Williams
let’s go home, but we know “She got home and opened the door and found two
that can’t happen as black males wearing black shirts and blue jeans in
LEGALS/ someone will surely take her kitchen, at which point she reaches for her purse,
CLASSIFIEDS: his [bin Laden’s] place in grabs her Smith & Wesson .38 and fires a shot.” said
Page 3-7B power,” Shows said, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Shows, a heating, Marion County Sheriff’s Investigator Lee Cotton.
immediately following the ventilation and air conditioning specialist from “I let the purse fall off my shoulder,” Oglesbee
UPCOMING Obama press conference.
Shows, a heating,
Columbia works in Afghanistan. Submitted photo
said. “When they saw my pistol, they took off
running. “ They ran through the glass they’d knocked
WEATHER ventilation and air
Building up Afghanistan in from my French doors.” As the suspects tried to
get out, and Oglesbee struggled to get over the
FRIDAY from Columbia, is in broken glass she fired a shot. “One grabbed his left
Afghanistan for the fourth leg,” she said. “He was hopping as they took off
84 / 55 By SSgt. Ryan C. Matson toward the woods. I started running after them.”
time. The airman said the
U.S. Army Public Affairs
troops will be careful not See ‘Shot’ Page 11A
SATURDAY to let their guard down. “I
LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Two weeks
86 / 60
Ready for Relay
will say this, we are all
ago, there was nothing there.
smiles around the COP
By April 20, a crew of eight Airmen from the 577th
[Combat Out Post] and that
SUNDAY Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron (Prime
88 / 66 See ‘Reactions’ Page 11A See ‘Building’ Page 11A
The Pearl River
By Lori Watts Community College Jazz
City break-ins investigated
Staff Writer Band will open the festivities
91 / 67 as the Survivors’ Reception
The Marion County Relay gets underway at 5 p.m. At 6
TUESDAY for Life event will begin on p.m., the committee will
instances of homes broken that involved the theft of Friday, May 6, 5 p.m. at present Miss Relay for Life
89 / 67 By Mark Rogers into and several car jewelry and a flat screen Columbia High School and the Cutest Kid Contest
Managing Editor burglaries. television from a home on Gardner Stadium on Walter winners.
WEDNESDAY “We’ve had a couple on Mississippi 35. Payton Field. The order of Opening ceremonies and
Recent break-ins around Church Street,” Preston said. Police made three arrests events is subject to change
89 / 66 Columbia have police Others have been in the Friday, Demara Collins, but includes activities
laps will begin at 6:30 p.m.
with the annual Survivors’
looking for answers. Church Street area including Perry Hammond and Arturio throughout the night, with Lap, Caregivers’ Lap,
THURSDAY Columbia Police Detective one on Central Ave. and two Magee were arrested on closing ceremonies Children’s Lap and Team
90 / 65 Al Preston said that since on Broadmoor. An incident attempted burglary of a scheduled for 5 a.m. on
April 1 there have been nine occurred Saturday as well, See ‘Break-ins’ Page 11A Saturday. See ‘Relay’ Page 11A
May 5, 2011
Gallery grand opening a huge success
gallery’s neighbor, provided the
By Lori Watts refreshments for the festivities.
Staff Writer The Back Door Café offered a
special menu from the cooking
People and cars filled journals of Claude Monet in
Columbia’s downtown streets honor of the gallery’s opening.
Saturday night, as patrons and Art lovers and collectors spent
well-wishers came out to the the evening mingling with the
opening of the new Artwistic artists and viewing the variety of
Revolution art gallery at 319 work available.
Second Street. According to the gallery’s
The gallery is a cooperative management, the artists
undertaking by 17 local artists, considered the evening a great
featuring works in acrylic, pastel, success. Artwistic Revolution
photography, digital imaging, plans to host more events to
oils, pottery, wood, sculpture and promote local artists’ work and to Art patrons filled the new art gallery and spilled into the street and neighboring businesses, during
metalworks. bring new interest and activity to the gallery’s open house reception on Saturday evening. Visitors enjoyed fun, food and good
Second Street Bean, the Columbia’s downtown district. conversation, as well as the viewing of the art available. photo by Lori Watts
Holmes family holds annual reunion
The 17th annual William Graham Holmes and Nancy Elizabeth Hill Holmes Reunion was held on April 17, 2011, at the Marion County Activity Center. Family and
friends enjoyed the day. photo submitted
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(Editor’s Note: Information
C Williamson Rd., arrested contributing to delinquency with GJI-Sale or Transfer of Sylvester R. Craft, 34, DUI, fail to yield to blue
printed in the “Jail Docket” by MCSO, charged with x2. a controlled substance.
column is solely the 1034 J. C. Lewis Dr., lights.
responsibility of the Marion GJI-grand larceny. Demetrius Peters, 1326 Demara Collins, 111 Martin McComb, arrested by Nakita S. Johnson, 19, 24
County Sheriff’s Department, John Evan Lott, 21, 213 Martin Luther King, arrested Luther King, arrested by Odom Ln., arrested by
the Columbia Police MCSO, charged with DUI
Owen Cole Rd., arrested by by CPD, charged with CPD, charged with MCSO, charged with
Department and other law 1st, reckless driving, no
enforcement agencies listed MCSO, charged with GJI- felony eluding, false attempted burglary of a contempt.
below.Please report any indentifying info, DUS dwelling. insurance, no driver’s Ray A. Magee, 29, 65
errors to the arresting agency, grand larceny.
(implied). Perry Hammond, 215 license. Pinetree Dr., arrested by
which will provide any Damos Daniels, 32, 927
corrections needed to The Joy Christopher Daniels, Texas Ave., arrested by Jessica R. Simmons, 26, CPD, charged with DUI 2nd,
Gates Road, arrested by
Columbian-Progress.) 23, 501 Arm Rd., Silver CPD, charged with 227 John Thornhill Rd., probation violation.
MCSO, charged with GJI- attempted burglary of a
Creek, arrested by MCSO, arrested by CPD, charged Johnnie May Hammond,
Corey Dawson, 23, 13 murder. charged with DUI 1st, dwelling.
with contempt. 45, 24 Odom Ln., arrested
Virginia Ln., arrested by Heather Watts Jefferson, careless driving, littering. Arturio Magee, 911 Porter, by MCSO, charged with
MCSO, charged with 34, 4 McLendon Ln., Antonio D. White, 20, 77 arrested by CPD, charged Kevin V. Daniels, 36, 16 warrant-contributing to the
contempt. Sumrall, arrested by MCSO, Water Valley Rd., Foxworth, with attempted burglary of a Daniels Ln., arrested by delinquency of a minor.
Tyler Ray Daniels, 20, 185 charged with child- arrested by MCSO, charged dwelling. MCSO, charged with felony See ‘Jail Docket’ Page 11A
Editor’s Note: Information Maxwell, 4:37 p.m., p.m., Tri-Community •Medical, 1814 N. Main St., responded. •Gas Leak/Odor, 6 Ball Park
printed in the “Fire Report” responded. 11:32 p.m., Columbia •Medical, 1831 Hwy 35 S,
column is solely the responsibility Columbia responded. Ln., 6:37 p.m., Morgantown
of the responding department(s). •Medical, 177 Jones Rd., •Medical, 96 Taylor Rd., responded. 11:44 a.m., Southwest responded.
Please report any errors to the 5:03 p.m., Southwest 3:52 p.m., Southwest Saturday, April 30 Marion responded. •Fire Follow Up, 266 Shiloh
agency, which will provide any Marion responded. •Grass/Woods Fire, 802 •Motor Vehicle Accident
corrections needed to The Marion responded. Firetower Rd., 8:42 p.m.,
Columbian-Progress.) •Vehicle Fire, 418 Sumrall •Medical, 433 Lafayette St., Greymont Dr., 1:15 a.m., with injuries, RA Johnson, Southwest Marion
Rd., 8:32 p.m., Columbia 7:26 p.m., Columbia Columbia responded. 1:07 p.m., Columbia
Monday, April 25 responded. responded. •Structure Fire, 266 Shiloh responded.
•Motor Vehicle Accident,
•Medical, 71 Ten Mile Creek •Medical, 1127 Aztec Trl, Friday, April 29 Firetower Rd., 4:10 a.m., •Medical, 807 Church St.,
8:41 p.m., Columbia •Medical, 728 Conerly Rd., Foxworth and Southwest 2:17 p.m., Columbia 430 Johnson Rd., 9:22 p.m.,
Rd., 8:33 a.m., Southwest
responded. 2:28 a.m., Tri-Community Marion responded. responded. Southwest Marion
Wednesday, April 27 responded. •Medical, 892 Morgantown •Hit & Run Motor Vehicle responded.
•Motor Vehicle Accident,
•Motor Vehicle Accident, •Medical, Wilks Rd., Lot Rd., 5:47 a.m., Morgantown Accident, 411 Jones Ln., •Smoke, 1216 Martin Luther
Hwy 13 S, 2:45 p.m.,
Columbia responded. Lampton Hill Top/Columbia #26, 4:05 a.m., Columbia responded. 3:52 p.m., Columbia King Dr. 9:41 p.m.,
•Medical, 1010 Broadmoor Purvis Rd., 10:56 a.m., Tri- responded. •Gas Leak/Odor, 911 Sunset responded. Columbia responded.
Ave., 7:02 p.m., Columbia Community and South •Grass/Woods Fire, Circle, 6:48 a.m., Columbia
Marion responded. Columbia Purvis Rd., 7:10 responded.
•Electrical Fire, 1116 a.m., Tri-Community •Motor Vehicle Accident
•Medical, 514 Pearl St., 9:11
Broadmoor Ave., 3:55 p.m., responded. with injuries, New Hope
p.m., Columbia responded.
Columbia responded. •Medical, 1103 Carolyn Kokomo Rd./Shady Grove
•Medical, 451 Hwy 587, Ave., 3:52 p.m., Columbia Church Rd., 4:10 p.m.
•Medical, 1301 Willow Dr.,
10:14 p.m., Morgantown 8:24 p.m., Columbia responded. •Medical, 1506 N. Main St.,
responded. responded. •Medical, 21 Nace Rd., 7:47 7:39 p.m., Columbia
Tuesday, April 26 Thursday, April 28 p.m., Southwest Marion responded.
•Medical, 914 Branton Ave., •Electrical Fire, 1506 N. responded. Sunday, May 1
3:04 p.m., Columbia Main St., 1:10 a.m., •Medical, 1107 Martin •Medical, 1023 Turnage
responded. Columbia responded. Luther King Dr., 8:42 p.m., Chapel Rd., 8:07 a.m.,
•Medical, Owens & •Medical, 15 Gates Rd., 3 Columbia responded. Southwest Marion
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OPINION & EDITORIAL
OUR VIEWS RESOLUTIONS AND REVELATIONS by Julie Johnson
Acting governor Putting the past behind us
pay outdated Ten years ago, my office was in the back of the
Columbian-Progress building where the news department
currently resides. Tuesday mornings typically bring a quiet
our shoulder. We found it harder
to trust not just foreign
governments, but even our own.
A report in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger that Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant commotion to our workplace as everyone goes about As much as we tried to insist that
earned an extra $50,000 the past three years because Gov. Haley finishing stories and ads, hustling to meet deadline on our no act of terrorism could change
production day. our national unity and resolve,
Barbour was out of the state so much should not go unnoticed by
It was in the midst of this normal activity that I discerned there were cracks in the mask of
lawmakers and the public alike.
a growing uproar coming from the front of our building. our steadfastness.
It demonstrates that a state constitutional mandate on who gets paid Not wanting to be distracted from my work at hand, I tried But the terror of what was
extra when the governor is out of state needs updating to conform to 21st to ignore the disturbance until a co-worker, Lisa Mercier, started on a beautiful, cloudless
Century technology. came back to retrieve something from the printer right and sunny day by an extremist
There’s no practical reason why Mississippi’s governor can’t still outside my office door. known as Osama bin Laden in Julie
perform his duties as governor when he’s in New York or Washington on “What’s going on up there?” I asked her, without even the heart of one of our nations Johnson
state business or in New Hampshire or South Carolina testing the waters looking up from my paperwork. most beloved cities, ended nearly
for a presidential campaign. “I don’t know really. Apparently, an airplane hit some ten years later on a dry, moonless night in the foothills of
According to the Jackson newspaper, Barbour spent half of 2010 building in New York City,” she replied. She was quite Pakistan.
traveling outside of Mississippi, but his aides contend he was “doing his busy herself. My husband and I were sitting in the bedroom… he was
job” and was always reachable. We only had one television in the office back then. It was watching TV and I was on the computer when a scroll
Certainly Barbour was reachable while he was out of state, and we very old and very unreliable, but figuring it was time for a came across the bottom of the screen saying the President
won’t argue he didn’t do his job. With today’s computers, smart phones coffee break anyway, I made my way to the empty would make an important announcement momentarily.
and other tools there are plenty of people who conduct business outside breakroom to see if I could find some news about what was I looked over to my husband and said facetiously, “Do
their offices. going on. you think there’s an asteroid heading for Planet Earth?”
But Mississippi’s constitution says that when the governor is out of I was sitting all alone on a shellacked wooden picnic He snickered briefly, but then another thought came to
the state, someone else has to be acting governor, and it mandates that bench in the cold kitchen with a lukewarm cup of coffee my mind, “No… I bet they got Bin Laden.”
the acting governor “shall be” paid the difference between the salary of listening to the broadcasters try to make sense of what had I had just finished typing that same thought on Twitter
the individual filling in and the governor’s salary. really happened to the North Tower of the World Trade when broadcasters on the news station we were watching
Since Barbour took office in 2004, Mississippi Department of Center when all of a sudden, as I’m watching the live announced, “Sources are saying that the United States has
Finance and Administration records show $108,747 has been paid in broadcast, another plane in the sky comes into view and captured and killed Osama bin Laden.”
acting governor pay, most of it to the lieutenant governor who gets an crashes into the South Tower. I immediately thought of my younger cousin, Matthew
It seemed to occur in slow motion in my memory. From (whom I’ve written about on past occurrences) who
extra $7.50 an hour — the difference in his $60,000 annual salary and
the perspective I was watching, the small aircraft looked as happens to be serving our country in Afghanistan this very
the governor’s pay of $122,160.
if it had flown behind the World Trade Center, but an moment with the United States Marines. I thought of the
When both Barbour and Bryant were absent, either Senate President explosion of orange, red and black burst into sight on the countless number of soldiers who have sacrificed their life
Pro Tem Billy Hewes or House Speaker Billy McCoy served as as acting other side. since September 11, 2001, in the defense and protection of
governor. In 2010, Hewes earned $4,895 in acting governor pay and I gasped and screamed. our country and the scores of individuals who died at the
McCoy $103, according to MDFA. “What just happened?” I asked out loud in my disbelief. hands of Bin Laden’s schemes in New York, Washington
Looks like the three Republicans, Barbour, Byrant and Hewes, didn’t Others from the front of the office came running back to and Pennsylvania all those years ago.
take many out-of-state trips together, leaving the dreaded Democratic where I was. After ten years of wondering, questioning, pondering
House speaker as governor. “Play it again! Play it again!” I was almost willing the and reflecting about Osama bin Laden, his actions and his
To Bryant’s credit, he says he attempted to reject the extra pay but news station to replay what had just happened so we could motives, upon his death, I can find no more interest in
was told he couldn’t because of the constitutional mandate that says make sense of it all. thinking about the man. I am neither joyful of his death, nor
“shall.” He says he’ll contribute the extra pay to charity. It was mass confusion. I remember I could hear the interested in photos, videos or scenarios of his retribution.
That’s commendable, but the constitution still needs updating to phone ringing in the distance, but everything else seemed I am done contemplating bin Laden. His villainous acts are
provide that an active governor gets paid extra only when it’s necessary. to become completely silent. no more worthy of my time and consideration. He is dead
I sat in disbelief, gazing at the television screen, and gone.
watching as the scene of the airplane flying into the Like the ripples created on a smooth pond when a pebble
building was played over and over. I could not believe my is cast into the water but quickly fade away, the quietness
eyes. Even more, I could not believe that this incident was of an early Tuesday morning disrupted a decade ago seems
intentional, an act by some militant group or terrorists. to have returned. We have revived what was momentarily
a new market
In the days and months that followed September 11, taken away.
2001, we all struggled with the brutal details of what We will remember our fallen comrades. We will honor
happened that tragic morning. As a nation, we were our heroes for their victories and sacrifices, but now, let’s
constrained to witness and experience the pain of that sad move forward into our future.
Other than the convenience, it’s a mystery why so many people enjoy day repeatedly. It forced us to question our righteous belief
using an Internet connection to play poker. A key element of success in in the good of all mankind. It rocked us down to our very Julie Johnson is the publisher of the
the game is a player’s ability to bluff his competitors into folding their core of who we are as Americans and the democracy that Columbian-Progress. Read her blog on her
hand, and that would seem a lot harder to do if everyone’s not in the we stand for. website at www.seepy1.com or reach her by
same room. Nevertheless, the popularity of online poker is undeniable, I honestly think there was a piece of all of us that became email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
and quite profitable — even though federal law forbids American closed off and jaded after that day. We began looking over
companies from getting in on the action because it’s illegal for banks to
knowingly process online poker transactions.
That resulted in foreign companies owning the U.S. market until a ROBIN’S CHICKS by Robin O’Bryant
couple of weeks ago, when the Justice Department delivered 11
Devastation brings sorrow
indictments that shut down the three largest online poker sites.
Executives face charges of bank fraud, money laundering and running
illegal gambling businesses.
Legitimate casino operators stepped into this void last week,
advocating federal legislation that would allow them to run online poker Last week marked the one of the biggest tornado disgusted. That’s not to say I
sites that would deliver tax revenue to governments that need it. outbreaks in recent history. Multiple tornadoes touched didn’t understand the fascination
Their argument is worth considering. The casinos say enough down in states across the Southeast and entire towns were and perhaps even the distraction
Americans clearly want to play poker online, so companies like theirs leveled. I was raised in Jasper, Alabama and I have a lot of from the devastation. But I
that are already regulated are ideal to offer the games. family still in the Walker County area. My mother lives in couldn’t muster up any interest in
Casino executives say their industry has to modernize by offering Birmingham and my brother and his family live in the wedding across the pond
electronic gambling alternatives instead of “massively expensive brick- Tuscaloosa. I have countless friends in the region. Last knowing that so many people had
and-mortar facilities,” as the CEO of Caesars put it. Wednesday I kept my kids home from school due to the five lost everything, including their
Other online poker advocates say making the game legal could create severe weather warnings that had been issued in our area. I loved ones.
was so consumed watching the live-stream of Birmingham Almost simultaneously with
jobs, but that figure would be a pittance compared to the jobs that make meteorologist James Spann that none of us got out of our the storms progression across the
those real-life casinos worth having. Heavily indebted governments are pajamas all day. state of Alabama towards my
sure to consider this idea if a generous tax is built in. Casinos shouldn’t My mother’s house in Birmingham was hit at 5:30 in the loved ones, I was receiving email Robin
be the exclusive operators — any market that develops should at least morning, trees that were at least 100 years old were plucked updates from a dear friend whose O’Bryant
encourage competitive entrepreneurs — but as all gamblers know, from the ground like weeds and dropped on her house. son was being born. She was well
they’re sure to make an alluring pitch to get the business. Homes in her neighborhood were destroyed. She stayed out of harms way and her son is healthy and beautiful. I
close to home as Spann warned all of his viewing audience looked at his pictures and saw new life and the promise of
that the next wave of storms would be considerably worse. better tomorrows. Then I looked at the destruction across
I watched online in horror as one of the largest tornadoes in the Southeast and mourned the loss of life. This is the world
recent history formed and moved into Tuscaloosa. I texted we live in: The Circle of Life, I guess. Life and death. New
Jeni, my sister-in-law and my two best friends who live in beginnings and total destruction.
Tuscaloosa to make sure they were somewhere safe. Jeni I was especially mindful as I tucked my children into bed
was hiding in her closet with her two young daughters on Tuesday night. I was thankful for our safety, for our
waiting for the storm to hit and I was unable to reach my home, for electricity. I was glad that children had no idea
friends. One of the amazing things about this storm is that it what it must be like to wonder where you will sleep or what
was so well documented. It struck in daylight and almost you will eat.
everyone has a camera on their phone these days. There is Aubrey, my six-year-old, was completely clueless as to
video footage from every possible angle of the storm and what had happened in the last 48 hours. As she climbed into
each image is more horrifying than the last. bed she grabbed her favorite stuffed animal, a hot pink cow
The tornado tore through Tuscaloosa, completely named “Moo.” She shoved her nose into his belly and
leveling buildings, neighborhoods, landmarks and schools. sniffed hard. “Ahhhh! Smells like home!” She said.
Julie Johnson, Publisher/Editor PRODUCTION Thankfully all schools in the region had closed for the day Tears sprang to my eyes at the thought of children who no
due to the storms. I switched back and forth between longer have a safe place to call home, or a sweet and soft
Bonnie Hudson, Office Manager Wright Nichols, watching Spann’s live coverage to Facebook to keep track friend to remind them of how it smelled there.
Kit Marable, Office Assistant Production Manager of my loved ones. The death toll in the Southeast was over Hug your children. Relish the ability to flip on a light
Susan Amundson, 300 the last I heard and there are at least as many still switch without a thought as to how it works or the men and
missing. The town of Smithville, Miss was obliterated. women that make sure it’s always working. Savor climbing
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Darby Bass, Manager started trying to contact my loved ones. I was able to text gather supplies to send to collection centers.
and email my two best friends, and was able to get my And pray. Pray for the hundreds of people who lost their
EDITORIAL mother on the phone. I communicated with my brother via mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children, aunts, uncles
Mark Rogers, Managing Editor text and email as he headed to his church to help survivors. and friends. Pray for the hundreds who are still missing and
Lori Watts, Reporter Everyone that I was worried about was safe. But the stories the volunteers who are doing everything they can to love
he told me were gut wrenching. Parents lost, children lost. their neighbors.
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Caffey shares message of hope, forgiveness
the hands of the killers at his home in Texas.
By Mark Rogers “I almost gave up on life and gave up on God.
Managing Editor I’m so thankful he didn’t give up on me. It’s
no accident we’re here tonight,” he told the
Terry Caffey should have died the night his crowd.
family was murdered at the hands of his In his travels, Caffey has ventured to
daughter’s boyfriend and his friend. Instead, hundreds of schools and prisons to speak.
hit 11 times by bullets, he survived and “God’s allowed me to use this tragedy,” he
forgave. said. Caffey, the subject of the television
Saturday, he shared his message at the movie Final Witness then shared the story of
“What is Your Purpose?” youth conference the events that unfolded that fateful night.
held in the auditorium at Columbia High He spoke of wife Penny and sons Matthew,
School. 13, and Tyler, 8, who died that night. He also
“Evil was present that night, but Satan told the story of his daughter Erin, tying in the
didn’t win,” Caffey said. “I can still say that program’s theme, What is My Purpose?
God got the victory.” He now runs Across “Let me say that God has a purpose for
America Ministries and travels, spreading a everyone here tonight,” Caffey said. “We have
message of forgiveness and faith. one purpose and that’s to magnify the name of
Caffey’s life changed on a night in 2008, Christ.”
when his wife and two sons died brutally at Caffey shared stories of his youth and said
drugs and alcohol were once a part of it. “I
threw away a college scholarship,” he said.
After losing his wife and sons he felt, again, he
had no purpose. “Until one day, God showed
up.” Terry Caffey addresses the audience in Columbia Saturday evening.
photos by Mark Rogers
He shared his daughter Erin’s story for the
crowd as well. “She began to change and she
I could hear the reloading of the gun. I was couldn’t comprehend when he found out his
showed signs of rebellion. It can happen to
trying to speak, but nothing but blood came daughter’s involvement. “I cried out to God
anyone,” Caffey said. “Erin began to change,
out.” that I didn’t understand it,” he said. Caffey then
right before us.”
Then, Caffey said his thoughts turned to the went through the trials, forgiving the ones who
Communication Caffey says is very
children upstairs. “They were going after my killed his family and pleading for leniency for
important for parents and teens. “Find
children, I heard my son say ‘no Charlie, his daughter, who is serving two life sentences
somebody you trust and talk to them. Erin
please don’t do this.’ He was getting revenge in prison now.
began to hang with a ‘bad crowd’,” he said.
because he couldn’t be with my daughter.” “God is good all the time,” Caffey said.
Erin met a young man named Charlie
In shock, but regaining consciousness, he “You will never know your purpose until you
Wilkinson and dated him for five months. “He
was able to see his wife was dead and the know God.”
would build her up and bring her down. Girls
house was ablaze, set on fire by the teens The program also featured several local
… don’t get in a relationship like that,” he
trying to cover their tracks. He struggled to groups including a community youth choir and
make his way more than 400 yards to a the drama group Hands in Motion from New
The Caffey’s then told their daughter to end
neighbor’s home. “I looked back at my home Orleans. Organizers Kay Patterson and Gayla
the relationship. “Two days later, her
and thought “they’re all gone.’ I told God to Bryant spoke as did Pastor Tim Irwin from the
boyfriend, and his friend began to open fire.”
just take me, let me die. It was then I felt the Gathering and Rev. Mike Bassemaier.
Caffey woke up and said he found
hand of God. I had to get up and keep Patterson said “What is Your Purpose?” will
somebody over him shooting him. “I took
Local musicians and a community fighting.” continue to have programs for youth in Marion
multiple shots in the shoulder, chest and face.
choir entertained the crowd. Caffey struggled with the deaths and County.
City parking lot project preceding
city and county are were the type of heads on the proceed,” Burns said.
By Mark Rogers contributing “in kind” services lights, which now will be much The city will move a fire
Managing Editor to the renovations. more efficient. “It was going to hydrant and replace a four-inch
“We were working to reduce cost $1,100 a month to operate; valve as part of its
Bulldozers moved ground the number of fixtures while now we’re going to be down to responsibility. City and county
and heavy equipment hauled still having adequate lighting,” $438. That’s a big savings.” employees will truck in the
away debris Monday as Houston said. The number of At a previous meeting, the gravel for the lot as well. “The
construction began on a new fixtures changed from 32 to 16, board had tabled action on a city’s doing its part to keep
downtown parking lot behind but the 16 chosen spread light contract for work on the lot, but costs down,” Houston said.
City Hall. in a wider area. “They’re a the contract got the green light. Funding for the project comes
The Columbia Board of different type of light. They “We approved a change order from a state grant and
Aldermen met in special aren’t as decorative, but they that lowered the scope of the Columbia and Marion County
session recently before a tour of are more efficient to run.” project,” Houston said. City are contributing “in kind”
the former Orleans Furniture The lighting is part of a Engineer Sean Burns said the services as their portions of the
site and the site of the old program from Mississippi initial cost of the project was project.
National Guard Armory. Power. “We’re still getting the $430,907.05. “We took off the
Aldermen heard options for minimum requirement and the asphalt overlay and two utility
the lighting for the parking lot lights will shine in a broader items,” Burns said. Changes
behind city hall. Grant money area,” Houston said. “They’re lowered the cost by
will fund improvements, going to look nice.” The only approximately $50,000. “The
Lighting similar to this fixture will be used in the including new lighting. The changes to the actual proposal board approved a ‘notice to
new parking lot downtown. photo by Mark Rogers
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West Marion presents ‘Guys and Dolls’
May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.
By Lori Watts Last year, the WM show choir made up the cast of “High
Staff Writer School Musical” but this year other students joined in the
production, as well. “We started with the core of the show choir
The curtain will go up on West Marion High School’s second and then recruited other students to complete the cast,” said
annual musical production, “Guys and Dolls,” on Saturday, Ellen Ball, director.
The cast includes John Garner as Nathan Detroit, Megan
Stogner as Miss Adelaide, Chance Broom as Sky Masterson,
Danielle Moore as Sister Sarah Brown, Alandis Bickham as
Nicely Nicely Johnson, Michaela Andrews as General Arvide
Abernathy, JaQuan Frelix as Big Jule, Robert Gay Jr. as Benny
Southstreet and Cheyenne Turnage as Mimi. Other members of
the Show Choir will fill the parts of the Hot Box Girls and the
“Guys and Dolls,” is set in 1950, against a harmless and
whimsical portrayal of New York’s criminal underground. On
Broadway, the musical opened in 1950 and enjoyed a long
The gamblers gather around Ellen Ball, director, as
initial run, as well as three revivals, winning multiple Tony
she plays the part of Sky Masterson during
awards during each production. In 1955, a film version, starring
rehearsals of “Luck Be a Lady.”
Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons and Vivian
photos by Lori Watts
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DISTRICT 40 SUPERVISOR
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• Doyle Anthony (R)
STATE • Ronald E. (Ronnie) Bracey(R) High Game High Series
Daniel Bernier 207 Daniel Bernier 579
REPRESENTATIVE • Dewayne (Speedy Earl) Hamilton (R)
Robbie Bond 201 Raymond Robbins 552
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Staci Gill 173 Staci Gill 443
Jessica Silver 147 Jessica Silver 378
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CONSTABLE 8. Two & Two 9 15
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Roy Robinette 183.2 Staci Gill 138.5
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CHS baseball wins way to next round
beat St. Stanislaus 7-6 one. Ryan Ellis pitched for
By Mark Rogers Saturday. The Wildcats then the Wildcats and gave up six
Managing Editor returned home and won 7-6 at runs on nine hits, he struck
the John Sapen Field. out 11 batters.
The second season of Columbia is now 22-7; St. Monday night, Edward
baseball continues for the Stanislaus ends its season at Forbes came on to pitch in
CHS Wildcats as they host 16-9. relief and pitched 3 2/3 innings
West Lauderdale tonight at On Friday night, Ryan Ellis of scoreless baseball. Ryan
home. had four RBIs on three hits; Ellis got the winning RBI,
The Wildcats topped Hakeem Forbes had an RBI getting a walk with the bases
defending 4A State and got two hits. Aaron loaded in the fifth inning.
Champion St. Stanislaus two Ellzey had two hits as well. Columbia will face West
games to one in a best of Ellis had a three-run homer Lauderdale Thursday at 6
three series this past among his efforts for the p.m. to begin the third round
weekend. night. of the playoffs. Last year
After dropping the opener Saturday, Blake Sistrunk West Lauderdale knocked the
at home 8-6 to the Rock-a- had three RBIs, Edward Wildcats out of the playoffs
Chaws Friday, the Wildcats Forbes, two; Hakeem Forbes in a three-game series. Game
traveled to Bay St. Louis and and Forrest Dungan each had time is set for 5:55 p.m.
Tamaz Connerly tags a St. Stanislaus runner out during a rundown Friday night.
In back, at second base is Edward Forbes
Wildcats celebrate a three-run home run by Ryan Ellis during Friday night’s
game. photos by Mark Rogers CHS baseball coach Greg Owen argues a call with one of the umpires.
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May 5, 2011
McMorris signs with PRCC CA track places at
By Lori Watts
state track meet
Staff Writer high hurdles and Parker
By Lori Watts Blackwell got the silver in
Staff Writer the triple jump.
East Marion’s Andre
McMorris signed last week “Our two teams together
to play basketball with Pearl Columbia Academy girls had the best overall
River Community College. track team finished third in finish,” said Fails,
PRCC Wildcat assistant the state while the boys explaining that the
coach Doug Branson was at team brought home the opposite team for the girls
East Marion for the second place finish. and boys champions
occasion. “It’s clear he can Final results for the girls finished fourth or fifth in
score and the objective of included bronze medals the running. “We were the
the game is to have more for Ashton Scarborough in only school with teams in
points,” Branson said of the the 100 meter run, Anna the top three of both
high-scoring Eagle senior. Wilks in the 400 m run and competitions.”
“He’s obviously one of the Clare Herring in the 300m Fails said the track
better players in the area, hurdles. The girls relay teams graduate only four
but he is also a good young team of Misty Thomas, seniors. “We will miss
man, who will bring Greta Carley, Wilks and Ashton Scarborough in our
something to our school Scarborough won the girls shorter runs and we
besides basketball,” the silver medal in the 4 x 100 need to develop some
coach continued. race. According to Coach more field competitors,”
McMorris said that two Dan Fails, the second said Fails. “But we’ve got
years ago he never thought place finish was the best some good young runners
he would be a prospect. ever for a CA girls relay coming up.” Tanner Pace,
“But Coach [Calvin Brown] team. Robert Ward and Robert
motivated me a lot. I worked Back row, PRCC coach Doug Branson, EM coach Calvin Brown and EM assistant CA runners Jon Luke Whitehead are the other
hard and then Coach coach William Wheat. Seated are Andre McMorris and his mother Rosa McMorris. Watts and Tyler Berry took track team seniors.
Branson showed up at one photo by Lori Watts the top two spots in the This brings the CA track
of my games,” said attend college. “What we for the opportunity,” said December in which he 1600 m and the 3200 m and field season to a close,
McMorris. want guys to do is work hard Brown. scored 34, 31, 39, 28 and 30 runs. Watts won two gold with both teams winning
Brown, the East Marion and reach their potential. We McMorris finished the points. He had no games in medals and Berry brought their district titles, taking
head coach, said he is can’t make a college coach season averaged almost 23 the single digits and made home two silvers. Taner second in south state and
always pleased when a recruit a player but we can points per game and had a 67 percent of his free Breakfield finished for the second and third at the
player gets an opportunity to help the players be prepared five-game streak in late throws. silver medal in the 110 m state meet.
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MARY BRACEY BRISTER
OBITUARIES the Emmanuel Baptist Church for Mr. Jasper “Kit” Goar, 60, noon until 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Smith Funeral
93 of Columbia, who died Friday, April 29, at his residence. Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26, at Colonial Interment was in the Emmanuel Cemetery. Pastor Valton
Funeral Home, for Ms. Mary Bracey Brister, 93, who died Douglas and Chris Crawley officiated at the services. EDNA MAE PRINE
Sunday, April 24, while attending Easter Service at Holly Visitation was held Monday, May 2, from 5 p.m. until at the Columbia
Springs Baptist Church. Interment was in the Holly Springs church. A native of Marion County he was a motorman in oil Funeral services were held Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in the
Cemetery. Dr. Ron Jordan and Rev. Kevin Crozier officiated production and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Colonial Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Edna Mae Prine of
at the services. A native of Marion County, she was born where he served as a Deacon. He was preceded in death by Columbia, who died Friday, April 29, in Columbia.
March 25, 1918. She was retired from Pioneer his parents, Barto and Roxanna Goar. Survivors include his Interment was in the Randall Cemetery. Elder Joe Lott and
Manufacturing Company and was a member of Holly wife, Judy W. Goar of Columbia; two sons, Terry Joe Elder Darrin Webb officiated at the services. Visitation was
Springs Baptist Church, where she served the Lord in all (Danyielle) Goar of Columbia and Jason Allen Goar (Jaclyn) held Saturday, April 30, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the
areas. She loved to fish, read, and work on crossword of Sumrall; one sister, Agnes Phillips of Sacramento, funeral home. A native of Marion County, she was a
puzzles. She was preceded in death by her first husband, California; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and homemaker and a member of New Union Baptist Church.
Bob Bracey; second husband, Talmadge Brister; parents, nephews. Pallbearers were Ricky Everhart, Tommy Graves, She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Prine and
Betty Mulford and Charlie Thornhill; two sisters, Nell Gerald Price, Auston Bass, Billy Deen and James Deen. two daughters, Rita Faye Prine and Lois Mele Hollis.
Pittman and Berline Ellzey Hobgood; and one brother, Ray Hathorn Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include eight daughters, Alice Broom, Ruby Jewel
Thornhill. Survivors include six children, Betty Rials Broom, Sylvia Sanford, Betty Broom, Linda Cox Lee,
(Buddy) of Kokomo, Sandra Hammond (Lark) of Terry, CHARLES AARON HAILEY Janice McAllister, Judith Prine all of Columbia and Nita
Charlotte Peterson (Tommy) of Hattiesburg, Bob Bracey 47, Columbia Cook of Quitman; three sons, Wayne Prine, Ralph “Bo”
(Susan) of Tylertown, Smitty Bracey (Cheryl) of Foxworth, Funeral services were held Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. Prine and Johnny Prine all of Columbia; one brother, H. L.
and Daphne Davis (Mack) of Foxworth, 15 grandchildren, in the Woodlawn United Pentecostal Church for Mr. “Tom” Randall of Columbia and numerous grandchildren
23 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one Charles Aaron Hailey, 47, of Columbia, who died and great grandchildren. Colonial Funeral Home was in
sister, Virgie Smith of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and one Wednesday, April 27, at his residence. Interment services charge of the arrangements.
brother, Clifton Thornhill of Sandy Hook. Memorials may were Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. in the New Bunkerhill
be made to the Holly Springs Baptist Church or to the Cemetery. Reverends James Carney, Jerron Carney, and Jay MILEY PAGE THORNHILL
Gideons International. Carney officiated at the services. Visitation was held Oakvale
Thursday, April 28, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Woodlawn Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 27, at 2
NORMAN BULLOCK United Pentecostal Church. Hathorn Funeral Home was in p.m. in the Society Hill Cemetery for Infant Miley Paige
77, Columbia charge of the arrangements. Thornhill, of Oakvale, who died Tuesday, April 26, in the
A private graveside service was held Sunday, May 1, at 7 University Medical Center in Jackson. Rev. Mark McArthur
p.m. in the Enon Baptist Cemetery for Mr. Norman Bullock, AKAYSHA JANNEA PACE officiated at the services. Survivors include her parents,
77, of Columbia, who died Saturday, April 30, in Forrest 1, Columbia Tatia Marsolais and Michael Thornhill of Oakvale;
General Hospital. Hathorn Funeral Home was in charge of Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 27, at 1 p.m. grandparents, Charles and Janie Tolar of Goss; one sister,
the arrangements. in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Akaysha Megan Marsolais of Oakvale; and two brothers, Austin
Jannea Pace, 1, of Columbia, who died Tuesday, April 19, Thornhill of Goss and Michael Marsolais of Oakvale.
JASPER “KIT” GOAR at Marion General Hospital. Interment was in the Hub Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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Revival beginning Monday, May 9, and continue until beginning on Sunday, May 15, with services at 11 a.m. and
Inside Yard Sale, May 6-7 Friday, May 13, with services beginning at 7 p.m. each 6 p.m. The Revival will continue Monday and Tuesday, May
Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church, Highway night. Bro. David Owens will be the speaker. 16-17, with the weekday services beginning at 7 p.m. Rev.
98 East, is having an inside Yard Sale on Friday, May 6, Missy Miller will be the Evangelist.
from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., and on Saturday, May 7, from 8 Women’s Day, May 10
a.m. until noon. Mt. Zion will be having their Annual Women’s Day on Spring Revival, May 16-18
Sunday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. Sis Mary Buford will be Amazing Church of God in Christ will be having their
The Shepherds, May 8 the guest speaker. Annual Spring Revival beginning on Monday, May 16, and
Morgantown Church of God will be having The continue until May 18, with services beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Shepherds ministering in songs on Sunday, May 8, at 10:45 Stringer Reunion,
a.m. May 15
The Annual B. F.
Revival, May 8-11 Stringer Reunion will be
RELAY FOR LIFE
Morning Star will be having their Spring Revival held Sunday, May 15, at
beginning Sunday, May 8, with Pastor Kevin Russell Leslie Stringer’s Hickory
delivering the message. The Revival will continue Monday- Hill Bluegrass Park. There
Wednesday night, May 9-11, with services beginning at 7 will be a covered dish
p.m. The Evangelist for the night services will be Pastor meal.
Cookbooks stop by Berry Law Firm or Tanya Holland
First Southern Bank is selling Realty. Order forms and a sample of the
Cookbooks in memory of Ms. Mattie design are in the “Local Event Forms”
Morris. See any First Southern Bank section at
Employee for details. www.RelayForLife.org/MarionMS.
Basket of Goodies Luminaries
Citizens Bank is selling chances to win One important aspect of Relay For Life
a gift basketful of items from downtown is the opportunity for people to come
area merchants. The basket is valued at together to remember loved ones lost to
over $250 and tickets are $2. The drawing cancer and to honor those who have won
will be held the night of Relay for Life, their battle. One of the most moving parts
May 6. of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony.
As the sun sets over campsites and
A Day at the Spa darkness falls, the night is brightened by
Martha’s Place for Massage Therapy is the glow of illuminated luminaria bags,
raffling off chances to win one of two spa each bearing the name of someone who
prizes. Chances to win a 1/2 hour massage has battled cancer. You can join in
at $1 each, and a day at the spa with $165 honoring or remembering someone with a
worth of services are $5 each. luminaria during Relay for Life for a $10
donation. Luminarias may be purchased
Relay For Life Wristbands from any team or committee member, or
Woodlawn’s Elevate are selling purple by stopping by Berry Law Firm, PLLC,
Relay For Life wristbands for $4. Bands 329 Church Street, Columbia, MS. For
are also available in bulk. For more more information on this or other Relay
information, contact Nathaniel Rios at For Life events, please contact Jeni at 601-
TV Raffle Golf Ball Drop, May 6
The Myrtles Nursing Center is selling Relay For Life of Marion County will be
raffle tickets for a chance to win a 32” selling tickets for a golf ball drop, to be
Phillips TV. Tickets are $2 each and all held the night of Relay, May 6. There will
proceeds will go toward the American be three prizes awarded, $5,000, $2,500,
Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Marion and $1,500. Tickets will be available for
County. The drawing will be held the night $10.00 per ticket and may be purchased
of Relay for Life, Friday, May 6. from any Relay for Life of Marion County
Team or Committee member. Tickets may
Cookbooks also be purchased online at
Citizens Bank has just received the first www.relayforlife.org/MarionMS by
copies of their cookbook! They are $20 clicking the “Donate” tab and making a
each and feature over 600 recipes! note in the box that your donation is for
the golf ball drop. Ticket numbers will be
Southern Belle Shirts sent by email to the information provided
Relay For Life of Marion County will be by the person making the donation. For
selling Southern Belle Shirts with this official rules, visit the “Local Event
year’s theme on the back. The shirts will Forms” section of our website.
be black with the design in color. They are
available in short sleeve for $16 and long Relay For Life, May 6
sleeve for $20. To order a shirt see any The Marion County Relay For Life will
Relay For Life team or committee be having the Annual Relay For Life on
member, email Jeni at Friday, May 6, beginning at 6 p.m. at
email@example.com, or Garner’s Field at Columbia High School.
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VARNIE E. SARGENT Sargent, Peanut Sargent and Tommy
85, Columbia Cavanaugh. Hathorn Funeral Home was in
Funeral services were held Monday, May charge of the arrangements.
2, at 10 a.m. in the Hathorn Funeral Home
Chapel for Ms. Varnie E. Sargent, 85, of CALVIN WEBBER
Columbia, who died Saturday, April 30, at 57, Columbia
Marion General Hospital. Interment was in Funeral services were held Monday, May
Spring Cottage Cemetery. Rev. Mike Grenn 2, at 2 p.m. in the New Zion U.M. Church for
and Walter Pierce officiated at the services. Mr. Calvin Webber, 57, of Columbia, who
Visitation was held Sunday, May 1, from 5 died Tuesday, April 26, at Forrest General
p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. A Hospital. Interment was in the Foxworth
native of Lamar County, she was a nurse’s Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday, May
aid and a member of North Columbia Baptist 1, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Cook Galloway.
Church. She was preceded in death by her Cook Galloway was in charge of the
husband, Henry Sargent in 1977; and by her arrangements.
parents, Thomas and Almedia Bond.
Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn ANNER RENE WILLIAMS
Burch (Sidney) of Columbia; three sons, Columbia
John Sargent (Eula) of Wiggins, Mike Funeral services were held Friday, April
Sargent (Diane) of Poplarville, and Tom 29, at 11 a.m. in the Owens Chapel M.B.
Sargent (Shirley) of San Jose, California; one Church for Ms. Anner Rene Williams, of
sister, Tater Farlow of Sumrall; two brothers, Columbia, who died Thursday, April 21, at
Austin Bond of Columbia and Robert Bond Ridgewood Nursing Home. Interment was in
of Sumrall; five grandchildren, eight the Rest Haven Cemetery. Visitation was
grandchildren and a number of nieces and held Thursday, April 28, from 5 p.m. until 7
nephews. Pallbearers were Doyle Sargent, p.m. at Cook Galloway. Cook Galloway was
Warren Lott, Jimmy Barham, Edward in charge of the arrangements.
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Lap. midnight schedule, with the Luminary Service includes the Afghan people we have working traditional celebrations in our nation’s history
At 7:30 p.m. the golf balls will drop to taking place at 10 p.m. with us as well,” he said. On his last trip there, that marked the end of hostilities, there is no
determine the winner of that contest and at 8 After midnight, limbo, karaoke, a tug-o-war the Americans captured Saddam Hussein, so peace treaty.” Wicker said he will continue to
p.m. the entertainment line-up begins with and more line-dancing will keep the crowd although he was not directly involved in the support the members of the Armed Forces
Samantha Landrum, followed by Eric Toomer moving through the wee-morning hours. actual capture operations, Shows said he is and intelligence personnel. “Constant
and Ariel Ware. This year’s theme is "Relaywood," with two for two on his last trips. vigilance is critical to protecting Americans
A Best T-shirt contest, a hula-hoop teams choosing themes based on famous An Apr. 25 article by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. both at home and abroad,” he said.
competition, line-dancing and the Best movies. For more information, contact Jeni Ryan C. Matson, Task Force Red Bulls Public Some local citizens shared their responses
Character contest will round out the pre- Southerland, at (601) 736-3004. Affairs spotlighted the crew of eight Airmen with the Columbian-Progress via Facebook.
from the 577th Prime Base Engineer Chad Ward said, “As my friend Chad says,
Emergency Force Squadron (Prime BEEF) of ‘Cut off the head-o-the-snake and the snake
Building which Shows is a member, stationed in
Other responses to bin Laden’s death
Patricia Thompson Thornhill voiced some
suspicion about the truth of the reports,
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included a press release by Senator Roger saying, “Questionable because no proof of his
BEEF) swarm all over a row of four 18- by 36- “You get a sense of pride in the things you’ve Wicker who said, “The news that Osama bin death. He was to have been killed a long time
feet plywood buildings - sheeting the roofs, built because you are the mission once you get Laden, a murderer and mastermind of the ago also.”
wiring the lights, cutting out the doors. out here,” U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Sept. 11, 2001 attacks was killed confirms By posting “Justice Served!! And it’s our
The plywood buildings are known as B-Huts, Shows, a heating, ventilation and air America’s resolve to bring this terrorist to Soldiers to Thank NOT Obama....,” Jessica
and they will serve as living quarters for more conditioning specialist from Columbia, Miss., justice. Countless Mississippians have made Stuckey makes sure to attribute responsibility
Soldiers at the tiny, but ever-expanding Joint said. significant sacrifices for this effort and I am to the military, as does Donna Phelps Fite
Combat Outpost Xio Haq, Eastern Afghanistan. The crew said they build a lot of B-huts, as thankful for the fighting men and the with her “Rejoicing! Proud of our military!”
“Normally it takes eight or nine days for a B- these buildings are most commonly used for intelligence professionals who played a part Others kept comments very simple but
Hut, but so far we've done all this in a little less living quarters, but can be adapted to house in this operation to accomplish that mission.” expressing approval, “I was shocked and very
than two weeks,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. anything, from latrines to morale, welfare and Wicker, Deputy Whip and a member of the happy!!!!!,” was the response from Georgia
Robert Arnold, a structural engineering recreation facilities. Senate Armed Services Committee, Sheree Ellzey Stampley. Others
specialist from Adelanto, Calif., as he pointed to Arnold said the expeditionary Prime BEEF continued, “Even though bin Laden is dead, shared:”Yippy!” by Jessica Ross Priddy;
a row of four B-Huts in various states of units are a relatively new organization within the War on Terror continues. Unlike “Very glad!” by Donna Turley.
completion. “We’re going pretty fast.” the Air Force, with their squadron being the
The eight-man team from the Prime BEEF fourth rotation deployed to Afghanistan. He said
Squadron headed out to JCOP Xio Haq, which
is scheduled to go from housing a company-
sized element to just less than a battalion-sized
there are two other Prime BEEF squadrons
located in the country.
“Actually the 577th Prime BEEF squadron
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element, from their deployment headquarters at has only been around a couple years,” Arnold
Bagram Airfield. Each Airman is trained in a said. “Usually they have a RED HORSE (Rapid Oglesbee said she gave up the chase. “I had any other reported break-ins in the area.
specific trade. Three of the Airmen are structural Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair flip-flops on,” she added. “We’re hoping somebody will talk ad
specialists, trained in carpentry, masonry, roofs, Squadron Engineers) unit that would come out She then called the Marion County identify them,” Oglesbee said. “I wouldn’t
welding and sheet metal fabrication. Two to do something like this, but this type of work Sheriff’s Office. “They responded quickly,” want to shoot anybody, but I feel like I didn’t
members are heavy equipment operators, one is is a bit smaller than what they’re used to she said. “They brought the dog in but didn’t have a choice. It was solely self defense.”
a heating, ventilation and air conditioning handling.” find them.” She said she wouldn’t think twice about it
specialist and the team also boasts a plumber The team at Xio Haq includes members from Cotton said the MCSO got the call at again either. “If the occasion ever rises
and an electrician. across the United States, including several from 11:55 a.m. He said investigators could find again, and I feel threatened, yes, I would do
The Airmen can travel anywhere in eastern the Minneapolis area, one from Mississippi and no signs that one of the men was hit. it again,” she said.
Afghanistan where work needs to be done, from three from California. They also have a wide “Nothing was taken from the residence. We “I kinda wanted to feel but, but then I
developed bases to the most remote outposts. array of ages and experiences. For example, searched all-around. We looked all over for a thought ‘they were in my house with bad
The squadron will hop from base to base or while most of the team members work in vehicle by the road or in the woods.” intentions,” Oglesbee said. “I tell myself
outpost during their six-month deployment, construction-related fields in the civilian sector, Cotton said that currently there are no ‘you did what you had to do,’ they forced me
doing any and every type of construction work one member, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman suspects. Area hospitals are watching for any to do it.”
necessary to improve the area, from grading Christopher Lange, a structural engineer people coming in with bullet wounds. No stranger to guns, Oglesbee said she is a
roads and pouring concrete pads or sidewalks, specialist from Crestline, Calif., is a Deputies also check video surveillance from hunter. “We hunt and shoot and everybody
to building gyms and other buildings. businessman on the civilian side. the nearby Cox’s store, but couldn’t find around here knows it. We will shoot if we
anything. Cotton said there have not been have to,” she said.
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dwelling charges. Preston said authorities homes haven’t had alarm systems. “In some of
released the three pending more investigation. them, they’ve (burglars) broken glass to get in.
The three arrested weren’t charged Friday. We’ve also had a few automobiles broken into.”
“They were held for 48 hours,” Preston said. Preston said many of the incidents occurred
“We didn’t have enough to convict them yet. If during the daytime hours. “We need citizens to
we get enough, we’ll take it to the Grand Jury.” give us a call if they see anything.” Preston said.
Collins was out pending charges from burglaries “Sometimes people are reluctant to call.”
last year. Preston said callers could also utilize Crime
“They (burglars) are getting items like TV’s, Stoppers. Prentiss Crime Stoppers can be
Wii consoles, jewelry and change,” Preston reached at 1-866-792-5196 or Pine Belt Crime
said. “Things picked up the week schools were Stoppers can be contacted at 1-866-792-7867
out on spring break.” Preston said many of the (STOP).
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New Hope Kokomo Rd., with DUI 3rd, DUS. Ave., arrested by CPD,
arrested by MCSO, charged James D. McGowan, 25, 72 charged with active warrant -
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Mrs. Donald Hales volunteered her Jeff Dungan with the weedeater Haley Pierce, Cody King, and Mandy Hannah Harvey and Mary Claire Harvey
morning to help pick up. donated by Troy Bilt for the project. James helped pick up trash. in the background.
Cleaning up around town
Almost 40 volunteers turned out for the attitude and nearly that much occurs with
local Great American Clean-up project, notable intent. “In other words, it’s not an
sponsored by Keep Columbia/Marion unintentional bag that blows out of a
County Beautiful. They picked up trash, truck,” she said. Dungan said individuals
did weed-eating and raked along Sumrall under 30 years old are more likely to litter
Road from Broad Street to Highway 98 and and that while 38 percent of all litter on
along R. A. Johnson Drive, beginning at 8 roadways is cigarette butts, 48 percent of
a.m. Saturday. the litter bigger than four inches is from
“We had great participation and fast food packaging.
accomplished a lot,” said Rene Dungan The national costs of clean-up each year
KCMCB chairman. This project was one of is about $11.5 billion, with $9.1 billion
three required for the local group’s coming from private businesses. State, city
The volunteers gathered by the sign to start the cleanup day.
affiliation with the national Keep America and county governments contribute about
Beautiful campaign. $1.3 billion. Dungan cited one of the
Dungan shared pictures of the targeted indirect cost of litter as decreasing property
clean-up area, showing the unsightly trash values by as much as seven percent.
and litter with those attending Marion “With projects like this, perhaps we can
County Development Partnership’s Catchy change the attitude of those who come to
Friday last week. She told the group that help clean up and those who see us cleaning
KCMCB’s purpose is to educate and up. Maybe they will think twice before
engage the citizens of Marion County to littering the next time,” said Dungan.
improve their community. “This clean-up Following the completion of the work,
project is part of that ‘engage,’” she the group had filled trashbags to cover a
laughed. third of a county dump truck and had
According to Dungan, research shows cleaned their entire target area.
that 85 percent of littering is a result of Photos submitted
Mrs. Martha Whitehead with some Janette Nolan and Tim Wascomb came
“treasures” she found during the clean out to help clean up.
By the end of the morning, the volunteers had piled garbage bags high in the
county dump truck.
Nathaniel Rios explains how the group will pick up trash in waves for maximum Parker Dungan with the blower donated Dr. Tom Whitehead volunteered to help
effectiveness. from Troy Bilt . clean up.
Supervisor Randy Dyess and Alderman Wendell Tim Wascomb and Stacy Boone load large pieces of Ashley Boone, Nathan Foxworth and Shelbi Stovall
Hammond joined in the effort. concrete out of the focus area. do their part to help with the clean-up.
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Julie Johnson, Steve Mercier and Susan Amundson And they’re off...runners cross the starting line in the second annual Columbian-Progress Run for Life.
of the Columbian-Progress ready for the race.
C-P hosts 5k Run for Life
photos by Lori Watts and Mark Rogers
Mayor Reed Houston asked blessings on the race Six-year old Hayden Gatheright ran the race. He Participants Dorothy Olive-Ward and Ada Walker are
and the runners prior to the starting horn. completed it in 44 minutes. two of the final finishers.
Joshua Polk exults in his finish, as Columbian-
Progress ad rep Kim Gingell records his time.
Chris Baugh finished the race in 26 minutes and 23
Local law enforcement officers Michael Stevens and Aaron Gatheright took the first place finish with a
Brad McDermit took part in the run. time of 20 minutes, 8 seconds.
Angie White Stringer gives the thumbs-up as she
finishes the race.
Kathy Harvey was happy to finish the 5K.
Columbian-Progress staff help Corey and Cedric
Author Brandi Perry, a run participant, chats with Hootie Chapman, 13, finished in 26 minutes, 33 McGowan register to run the race in honor of their
Columbia Police Chief Jim Kinslow before the race. seconds. mother, Barbara McGowan.
May 5, 2011
# Name 5K Time
69 Aaron Gatheright 20:08
47 Alex Howarth 20:41
72 Jason Mooney 22:25
77 Michael Maliden 24:06
6 Drew Rayburn 26:13
65 Chris Baugh 26:23
23 Hootie Chapman 26:33
20 Becky Wilks 27:10
40 John Moree 27:17
39 Shannon Dalton 27:19
35 Bryan McCraw 27:40
73 Tyler Harrison 27:49
79 Keith Riley 28:35
74 Amber Pittman 28:46
66 Leigh Mikell 28:49
22 Amanda Eggan 29:57
9 Brock Howell 30:20
71 Gina Mooney 30:32
Brooke Crawley and Angie White Becky Wilks was the top female finisher 58 Joshua Polk 30:51
Michael Maliden, 13, was the top
Stringer grabbed water as they passed with a time of 27 minutes, 10 seconds. 70 Donna Scully 31:16
finisher under 18, at 24:06.
near the library on Broad Street. 8 Cody Moore 31:22
C-P hosts Run for Life
78 Tee Jay Rainey 31:32
83 Sara Russell 32:39
62 Raymond May 32:52
60 Cory McGowan 33:06
The Columbian-Progress hosted its annual participated. 61 Cedric McGowan 33:06
Run for Life 5k Saturday in downtown Relay for Life is Friday, May 6 at 80 Jonathan Stringer 33:42
Columbia. Colubmia High School’s Gardner Stadium. 81 Monica Stringer 33:42
Proceeds go to the American Cancer Events begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 5 42 Michael Stevens 34:08
Society’s Relay for Life. The event had 79 a.m. Saturday. 52 Andrea Coulter 36:55
registered and 61 runners/walkers Photos by Lori Watts and Mark Rogers 19 Brad McDermit 38:45
41 Amanda Roberts 38:45
59 Woodrow McGowan 39:03
27 Angie White Stringer 39:17
36 Emily Rayborn 39:22
45 Anna Caitlyn Johnson 39:22
48 Brooke Crawley 39:30
53 Heather Graham 40:50
51 Pamela Blanchard 41:02
54 Gary Smyly 41:54
55 Judy Smyly 41:54
33 Becky Robertson 42:15
67 Hayden Gatheright 44:00
5 Latashia Owens 44:08
Latashia Owens of the Salvation Army 68 Melissa Gatheright 45:22
Boys and Girls Club ran the 5K. 57 Leah Polk 45:51
37 Jude Kendrick 45:57
46 Camille Breland 46:01
30 Catherine Rickett 46:02
76 Julia Kathryn Pittman 46:38
13 Lynnette Kendrick 48:46
56 Michelle Polk 48:47
17 Kathy Harvey 52:00
75 Brandi Perry 52:18
18 William R. Allen 52:27
Top three male finishers were from left, Jason Mooney, third, Aaron Gatheright, 4 Donna Dial 53:24
first and Alex Howarth, second. 38 Lisa Ramshur 53:25
34 Kim Carter 53:27
63 Dorothy Olive-Ward 54:12
64 Ada Walker 54:12
82 Alyece Lowe 54:15
Michelle Polk and Lynette Kendrick
walked the 3.1 miles together.
The race started on Dale Street in front of First Baptist Church with over 60
Leigh Polk and Jude Kendrick keep up
a good pace.
The top three women finishers were Amber Pittman, second, Becky Wilks, first, Survivor Julia Kathryn Pittman registers Leigh Mikell takes a bottle of water
and Leigh Mikell, third. for the race. from volunteer Jodie McDermit.
Columbian-Progress Staff: Standing from left, Mark Rogers, Wright Nichols, Bonnie
Runners head up Broad Street from Courthouse Square. Hudson and Steve Mercier. Seated, Lori Watts, Julie Johnson, Kim Gingell, Susan
Amundson and Kit Marable.
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TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE Sealed bids will be received by the deeds of trust, Citizens Bank, Deed of Trust has directed the the Office of the Superintendent of
WHEREAS, on October 19, 1992, Marion County School District, up to Columbia, Mississippi, the legal holder undersigned to execute this trust in Education, where interested parties
Booker T. Abram (single), executed a and no later than 1:00 p.m., May 9, of said indebtedness, having accordance with the terms of the may inspect it.
Deed of Trust to W. Stewart Robison, 2011 for the right to cut and remove requested the undersigned trustee to Deed of Trust aforesaid; The minimum price per acre for this
Trustee for Mid-State Trust II, a all timber, standing or down, marked execute the trust and sell said land NOW THEREFORE, I, Donovan O. parcel of Hunting and Fishing land
business trust and Jim Walter Homes, or designated for that purpose on and property in accordance with the McComb, Trustee in said Deed of Trust that will be accepted is $10.00 per
Inc., Beneficiary, which Deed of Trust Section 16, Township 4N, Range 17W, terms of said deeds of trust and for will, on May 6, 2011, offer for sale, acre. Any bidder submitting a bid
is recorded in Land Deed of Trust Book Marion County, Mississippi. Bids will be the purpose of raising the sums due and will sell, at public auction, for cash must be twenty-one (21) years of age
1115, at Page 659, in the office of the on a Lump Sum basis. thereunder, together with attorney’s to the highest and best bidder, in front or older. The Board reserves the right
Chancery Clerk of Marion County, Before bids are submitted, full fees, trustee’s fees, and expenses of of the North front door of the to reject any and all bids and to waive
Mississippi; information concerning the material sale. Courthouse of Marion County, all informalities, but if any bid is
AND WHEREAS, this Deed of Trust for sale, conditions of sale and NOW THEREFORE, I, R. Andrew Mississippi, at Columbia, Mississippi, accepted, the Board will award said
was ultimately assigned to Mid-State submission of bids should be obtained Foxworth, trustee in said deed of during legal hours (being between the lease to the highest and best bidder,
Trust II, a business trust and Walter from the Mississippi Forestry trust, will on the 6th day of May, 2011, hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), subject to the right of the present
Mortgage Company, LLC, by Commission Office, Columbia, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and the following real estate to wit: leaseholder to meet the highest bid.
instrument recorded in Book 1653, at Mississippi, phone number 601-736- 4:00 P.M., being legal hours of sale, PARCEL NUMBER 1: MARION COUNTY BOARD OF
Page 582, in the office of the Chancery 6551. offer for sale at public outcry at the Commencing at the Southeast EDUCATION
Clerk aforesaid; The right to reject any and all bids North front door of the Courthouse of corner of the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of /s/ Ronald Fortenberry
AND WHEREAS, default having been is reserved. Marion County, Mississippi, in the City Section 2, Township 2 North, Range Ronald Fortenberry, Superintendent
made in payment of the indebtedness Apr. 14, 21, 28, May 5 of Columbia, Mississippi, to the 12 East, Marion County, Mississippi, Marion County Schools
secured by said Deed of Trust, and the TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE highest bidder for cash, the following and thence run North a distance of April 11, 2011
holder of the note and Deed of Trust WHEREAS, on June 23, 2006, described land and property situated 1,283.5 feet; thence run West a Apr 21, 28, May 5
having requested the undersigned Jeffrey Lake Pennington executed a in Marion County, Mississippi, to wit: distance of 918 feet to the point of Marion County School District
Trustee so to do, I will on the 6th day deed of trust to R. Andrew Foxworth, Lot No. 20 in Block “D” of Golden beginning: Thence run North a Ronald Fortenberry,
of May, 2011, offer for sale at public trustee for the benefit of Citizens Acres, an addition to the City of distance of 210 feet; thence run West Superintendent
outcry and sell during legal hours Bank, Columbia, Mississippi, which Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi, a distance of 219.7 feet to the Easterly 1010 Highway 13 North, Suite 2
between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and deed of trust is of record in Book as per map or plat thereof on file in right of way line of a county paved Columbia, Mississippi 39429
4:00 P.M., at the main front door of 1513, at page 516, of the land deed of the office of the Chancery Clerk of road; thence run Southerly along said Phone: (601) 736-7193
the County Courthouse of Marion trust records as contained in the office Marion County, Mississippi. Easterly right of way line of said FAX: (601) 736-6274
County, at Columbia, Mississippi, for of the Chancery Clerk of Marion The undersigned trustee believes county paved road a distance of 210.1 PUBLIC NOTICE
cash to the highest and best bidder, County, Mississippi; and his title as such trustee is good, but he feet to a point due West of the point Invitation to bid on Sixteenth
the following described land and WHEREAS, on June 26, 2006, will convey only such title as is vested of beginning; thence run East a Section Land
property, situated in Marion County, Jeffrey Lake Pennington executed a in him as trustee. distance of 212.7 feet back to the To all persons interested in the
Mississippi, to-wit: deed of trust to R. Andrew Foxworth, EXECUTED ON THIS the 6th day of point of beginning; said parcel of land following described lands in Marion
Commencing at a point situated 10 trustee for the benefit of Citizens April, A.D. 2011. containing one (1) acre, more or less, County, Mississippi, to-wit:
feet West and 630 feet South of the Bank, Columbia, Mississippi, which /s/ R. Andrew Foxworth and being situated in the SE1/4 of the Eight (8) acres of open land in the
Northeast corner of the Southeast deed of trust is of record in Book R. Andrew Foxworth, Trustee NE1/4 and in the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 W½ of NE of NE and the E½ of NW of
Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, 1531, at page 652, of the land deed of (X:\LFILES\L-6782\TNOS-2.wpd) of Section 2, Township 2 North, Range NE, all in Section 16, Township 5
Section 28, Township 4 North, Range trust records as contained in the office Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5 12 East, Marion County, Mississippi. North, Range 18 West, together
18 West, Marion County, Mississippi; of the Chancery Clerk of Marion TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE PARCEL NUMBER 2: containing twenty-eight acres more or
thence run West for a distance of 210 County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, on August 18, 2006, Commencing at the Southeast less. LESS AND EXCEPT:
feet, thence run South 105 feet, WHEREAS, on October 27, 2010, Tyson B. Pittman and Tiffany Pittman corner of the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Commencing at the NE corner of the
thence run East for a distance of 210 Jeffrey Lake Pennington executed a executed that certain Deed of Trust to Section 2, Township 2 North, Range NW¼ of NE ¼ of Section 16, T-5-N,
feet, thence run North for a distance deed of trust to R. Andrew Foxworth, Donovan O. McComb, Trustee for First 12 East, Marion County, Mississippi, R-18-W, Marion County, Mississippi,
of 105 feet, containing ½ acre more trustee for the benefit of Citizens Southern Bank, beneficiary, which and thence run North a distance of and thence run N-89-54-38-W along
or less. Bank, Columbia, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office 1,283.5 feet; thence run West a the North boundary of said Section 16
I will convey only such title as is deed of trust is of record in Book of the Chancery Clerk of Marion distance of 918 feet, more or less, to a distance of 349.78 feet, thence run
vested in me as Trustee. 1645, at page 651, of the land deed of County at Columbia, Mississippi in the Southeast corner of property South 304.62 feet to the Point of
WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this, the trust records as contained in the office Deed of Trust Record 1517 at Page heretofore conveyed to Grantees in Beginning, thence run East 354.57
6th day of April, 2011. of the Chancery Clerk of Marion 269, said Deed of Trust conveying the Book 814, at page 633, of the land feet, thence run S-31-39-17-W 455.30
/s/ W. Stewart Robison, Trustee County, Mississippi; and hereinafter described property; and deed records as contained in the office feet, thence run N-76-30-45-W 94.79
Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5 WHEREAS, default having been WHEREAS, a default has been made of the Chancery Clerk of Marion feet, thence run N-05-13-52-W 366.99
INVITATION FOR BIDS made in the terms and conditions of in the performance of the conditions County, Mississippi, and also being the feet back to the Point of Beginning,
FOREST PROUCTS FOR SALE said deeds of trust, and the entire and stipulations set forth in said Deed point of beginning: Thence run North said parcel containing 2.00 acres more
MARION COUNTY debt secured thereby having been of Trust; and a distance of 210 feet; thence run East or less and being located in the NW¼
SCHOOL DISTRICT declared to be due and payable in WHEREAS, the owner and holder of a distance of 210 feet; thence run of NE¼ and in the NE¼ of NE¼ all
NOTICE accordance with the terms of said the indebtedness secured by said South a distance of 210 feet; thence in Section 16, T-5-N, R-18-W.
run West a distance of 210 feet, Commencing at the NE corner of the
more or less, and back to the point NW¼ of NE¼ of Section 16, T-5-N,
of beginning; said parcel of land R-18-W, Marion County, Mississippi,
containing one (1) acre, more or and thence run N-89-54-38-W along
less, and being situated in the SE1/4 the North boundary of said Section 16
of the NE1/4 and in the NE1/4 of the a distance of 349.78 feet, thence run
NE1/4 of Section 2, Township 2 South 304.62 feet, thence run East
North, Range 12 East, Marion 116.98 feet to the Point of Beginning
County, Mississippi. of a 30 foot Easement described as
Together with any and all being a strip of land 15 feet left and
improvements situated thereon and 15 feet right of a centerline of a gravel
thereunto appertaining. drive and running as follows; N-05-12-
The undersigned Trustee will 18-E 280.98 feet, N-53-57-42-E 63.43
convey only such title as is vested in feet to the center of Grice Road, said
him as such. Easement being located in the NW¼
WITNESS MY SIGNATURE this the of NE¼, of Section 16, and the SW¼
31st day of March, 2011. of SE¼ of Section 9, all in T-5-N, R-
Donovan O. McComb, Trustee 18-W, Marion County, Mississippi.
I have on this the 31st day of LESS AND EXCEPT: Commencing at
March, 2011, posted a copy of the the NW corner of the NE¼ of NE¼ of
foregoing notice on the Bulletin Section 16, T-5-N, R-1 8-W, Marion
Board at the North front door of the County, Mississippi, and thence run S-
Courthouse at Columbia, Mississippi. 89-54-38-E along the North boundary
Donovan O. McComb, Trustee of said Section 16 a distance of 346.73
Donovan O. McComb, feet, thence run South 491.09 feet to
MS Bar No. 10483 the center of Grice Road for the Point
Donovan O. McComb, of Beginning, thence run S-39-30-44-
Attorney at Law, PLLC E along said center 140.50 feet,
718 Broad Street thence Run S-50-29-14-W 310.04
Columbia, MS 39429 feet, thence run N-39-30-44-W 140.50
Telephone: (601) 444-0000 feet, thence run N-50-29-16-E 310.04
Facsimile: (601) 444-0074 feet back to the Point of Beginning,
Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5 said parcel containing 1.00 acres more
Marion County School District or less and being located in the NE¼
Ronald Fortenberry, of NE¼, of Section 16, T-5-N, R-18-W.
Superintendent LESS AND EXCEPT: Commencing at
1010 Highway 13 North, Suite 2 the NE corner of the NW¼ of NE¼ of
Columbia, Mississippi 39429 Section 16, T-5-N, R-18-W, Marion
Phone: (601) 736-7193 County, Mississippi, and thence run N-
FAX: (601) 736-6274 89-54-38-W along the North boundary
PUBLIC NOTICE of said Section 16 a distance of 349.78
Invitation to bid on Sixteenth feet, thence run South 304.62 feet to
Section Land. an iron pin, thence run S-05-13-52-E
To all persons interested in the 366.99 feet to an iron pin for the Point
following described lands in Marion of Beginning, thence run S-76-30-45-
County, Mississippi, to-wit: E 94.79 feet to an iron pin, thence run
NW ¼ of NW ¼ of SW ¼ in S-36-11-04-W 470.63 feet to an iron
Section 16, Township 2 North, Range pin, thence run N-33-49-18-W 407.42
12 East, containing 10 acres, more feet to an iron pin, thence run N-36-
or less. 11-04-E 171.20 feet to an iron pin,
You are hereby notified that sealed thence run S-76-30-45-E 320.21 feet
bids to lease the above described back to the Point of Beginning, said
sixteenth section land for HUNTING parcel containing 2.821 acres more or
& FISHING purposes may be filed less and being located in the NW¼ of
with the Superintendent of Education NE¼ of Section 16, T-5-N, R-18-W,
for the Marion County School District Marion County, Mississippi.
in Columbia, Mississippi up to and EASEMENT: Commencing at the NE
not later than 2:oo P. M., Monday, corner of the NW¼ of NE¼ of
May 9, 2011. Bids will be opened Section 16, T-5-N, R-18-W, Marion
immediately thereafter. You are County, Mississippi, and thence run N-
invited to submit sealed bids 89-54-38-W along the North boundary
specifying the annual rental to be of said Section 16 a distance of
paid per acre for said lease. The 349.78 feet, thence run South 304.62
form of the lease as prescribed, by feet to an iron pin, thence run S-05-
the Board of Education and the 13-52-E 366.99 feet to an iron pin,
terms so prescribed, is now on file in thence run N-76-30-45-W 320.21 feet
4B LEGAL LEGAL
May 5, 2011
to the Point of Beginning of a 30 foot parcel of Hunting and Fishing land that for 800.0 feet; thence run N MRS. W. H. GATES A/K/A MRS. deliver a copy of a written response to
Easement being 15 feet left and 15 will be accepted is $10.00 per acre. 89°15’18”E for 114.86 feet; thence ALLIE GATES HANCOCK, IF the Complaint to James C. Rhoden,
feet right of a centerline of an existing Any bidder submitting a bid must be run S 17°48’45”E for 836.63 feet to LIVING, IF DECEASED, THEN THE the attorney for the Plaintiff, whose
gravel drive and running as follows: N- twenty-one (21) years of age or older. the South line of said Section 16; HEIRS AT LAW OF MRS. W. H. business address is P. O. Box 487,
63-47-46-W 206.92 feet; N-02-57-29- The Board reserves the right to reject thence run S 89013’53”W and along GATES A/K/A MRS. ALLIE GATES 326B Second Street, Columbia,
W 344.67 feet; N-18-08-23-E 94.21 any and all bids and to waive all the South line of said Section 16 for HANCOCK Mississippi 39429.
feet; N-69-33-16-E 112.77 feet; S-88- informalities, but if any bid is 370.81 feet to the Point of Beginning; DEFENDANT(S) YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED
45-22-E 264.27 feet; N-86-59-07-E accepted, the Board will award said containing 4.4 acres, more or less. CAUSE NO.: 2011-0097-G-G OR DELIVERED WITHIN THIRTY (30)
224.95 feet; N-53-57-42-E 63.43 feet lease to the highest and best bidder, ALSO: A part and parcel of the SE 1/4 SUMMONS DAYS AFTER THE 28TH DAY OF
to the center of Grice Road, said subject to the right of the present of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the SE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI APRIL, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF
Easement being located in the NW¼ leaseholder to meet the highest bid. 1/4 of Section 16, Township 3 North, COUNTY OF MARION THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
of NE¼ of Section 16, and in the MARION COUNTY BOARD OF Range 13 East, more particularly TO: MRS. W. H. GATES A/K/A SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS
SW¼ of SE¼ of Section 9, all in T-5- EDUCATION described as follows: Begin at the MRS. ALLIE GATES HANCOCK, a NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A
N, R-18-W, Marion County, Mississippi. /s/ Ronald Fortenberry Southeast corner of the SE 1/4 of the non-resident of Mississippi or not JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE
Containing 22.18 acres, more or Ronald Fortenberry, Superintendent SW 1/4 of said Section 16; thence run to be found therein after diligent ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE
less. Marion County Schools S 89016’15”W and along the South search and inquiry and that the MONEY OR OTHER THINGS
You are hereby notified that sealed April 11, 2011 line of said Section 16 for 600.00 feet; post office address of the DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT.
bids to lease the above described Apr 21, 28, May 5 thence run North for 800.00 feet; Defendants is not known by the You must also file the original of
sixteenth section land for HUNTING & Marion County School District thence run N 89°15’18”E for 1000_00 Plaintiffs after diligent search your response with the Clerk of the
FISHING purposes may be filed with Ronald Fortenberry, feet; thence run South for 800.00 feet and inquiry and that the physical Court within a reasonable time
the Superintendent of Education for Superintendent to the South line of said Section 16; address and location is not afterward.
the Marion County School District in 1010 Highway 13 North, Suite 2 thence run S 89°13’53”W and along known by the Plaintiffs after Issued under my hand and the seal
Columbia, Mississippi up to and not Columbia, Mississippi 39429 the South line of said Section 16 for diligent search and inquiry. of said Court, this the 20th day of
later than 2:oo P. M., Monday, May 9, Phone: (601) 736-7193 400.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; AND April, 2011.
2011. Bids will be opened FAX: (601) 736-6274 containing 18.37 acres, more or less. THE HEIRS AT LAW OF MRS. W. CASS BARNES, Chancery Clerk
immediately thereafter. You are PUBLIC NOTICE ALSO: A part and parcel of the W 1/2 H. GATES A/K/A MRS. ALLIE (SEAL)
invited to submit sealed bids Invitation to bid on Sixteenth of Section 16, Township 3 North, GATES HANCOCK, non-residents Marion County, Mississippi
specifying the annual rental to be paid Section Land Range 13 East, Marion County, of Mississippi or not to be found By: Joy D. Baughman, D.C.
per acre for said lease. The form of To all persons interested in the Mississippi, more particularly therein after diligent search and Apr. 28, May 5, 12
the lease as prescribed, by the Board following described lands in Marion described as follows: Commence at inquiry and that the post office Marion County Schools
of Education and the terms so County, Mississippi, to-wit: the Southwest corner of said Section address of the Defendants is not Sixteenth Section Land
prescribed, is now on file in the Office A part and parcel of the S 1/2 of 16; thence run N 00°08’20”E and known by the Plaintiffs after Ronald Fortenberry,
of the Superintendent of Education, Section 16, Township 3 North, Range along the West line of said Section 16 diligent search and inquiry and Superintendent
where interested parties may inspect 13 East, Marion County, Mississippi for 47.49 feet to the Point of that the physical address and 1010 Highway 13 North, Suite 2
it. more particularly described as follows: Beginning; thence continue N00 location is not known by the Columbia, Mississippi 39429
The minimum price per acre for this Begin at the Southwest corner of said 08’20”E and along the West line of Plaintiffs after diligent search Phone: (601) 736-7193
parcel of Hunting and Fishing land that Section 16; thence run N 00°08’20”E said Section 16 for 1274.45 feet to the and inquiry. FAX: (601) 736-6274
will be accepted is $20.00 per acre. and along the West line of said Section Northwest corner of the SW 1/4 of the NOTICE TO DEFENDANT(S) Sixteenth Section Public Notice
Any bidder submitting a bid must be 16 for 47.49 feet to the centerline of a SW 1/4 of said Section 16; thence run You are summoned under Rule 81 CHANGING LAND
twenty-one (21) years of age or older. Public Road; thence run N 84°51’02”E N00°07’14”E and along the West line MRCP to appear and defend against CLASSIFICATION
The Board reserves the right to reject and along the centerline of said road of said Section 16 for 1209.43 feet to the PETITION FOR DECLARATORY The Marion County Board of
any and all bids and to waive all for 457.79 feet; thence run the centerline of Silver Creek; thence JUDGMENT UNDER M.R.C.P. 57, at Education hereby gives notice of the
informalities, but if any bid is Northeasterly along the centerline of run Southeasterly and along the 9:00 a.m. on the 5th day of July, 2011, changing in classification of land
accepted, the Board will award said said road and along a curve to the left centerline of said creek for 3684.05 in the Courtroom of the Lamar County located in the following Section and
lease to the highest and best bidder, for 308.49 feet, said curve having a feet to the centerline of a Public Road; Courthouse at Purvis, Mississippi, and Township located in Marion County,
subject to the right of the present central angle of 24°40’45” and a thence run S 17 43’05”W and along in case of your failure to appear and Mississippi, in compliance with the
leaseholder to meet the highest bid. radius of 716.20 feet; thence run N the centerline of said road for 261.30 defend, a judgment will be entered requirements of Section 29-3-39,
MARION COUNTY BOARD OF 60°10’17”E and along the centerline of feet; thence run Southwesterly along against you for the money or other Mississippi code of 1972, as amended.
EDUCATION said road for 181.58 feet; thence run the centerline of said road and along a things demanded in the PETITION The following parcels will be re-
/s/ Ronald Fortenberry N 57°52’04”E and along the centerline curve to the right for 461.63 feet, said FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT classified from FARM RESIDENTIAL to
Ronald Fortenberry, Superintendent of said road for 518.43 feet; thence curve having a central angle of UNDER M.R.C.P. 57. Defendants other FOREST LAND:
Marion County Schools run Northeasterly along the centerline 57°42’12” and a radius of 458.37 feet; than you are: NONE. SW ¼ of the SW 1/4 , containing 40
April 11, 2011 of said road and along a curve to the thence run S 75°25’17”W and along You are not required to file an acres, more or less and being situated
Apr 21, 28, May 5 left for 380.79 feet, said curve having the centerline of said road for 188.85 answer or other pleading but you may in Section 16, Township 3 North,
Marion County School District a central angle of 41°53’13” and a feet; thence run Southwesterly along do so if you desire. You must take Range 12 West.
Ronald Fortenberry, radius of 520.87 feet; thence run the centerline of said road and along a immediate action to protect your Any interested parties desiring to
Superintendent N15°58’51”E and along the centerline curve to the left for 197.47 feet, said rights. object to this classification must
1010 Highway 13 North, Suite 2 of said road for 353.90 feet; thence curve having a central angle of Issued under my hand and seal of submit such objection in writing to the
Columbia, Mississippi 39429 run Northeasterly along the centerline 34°53’12” and a radius of 324.32 feet; this Court, this the 19th day of April, Chancery Clerk of Marion County
Phone: (601) 736-7193 of said road and along a curve to the thence run N 85°34’00”W for 177.34 2011. within 30 days from the day of final
FAX: (601) 736-6274 right for 336.46 feet, said curve feet; thence run S 83°25’59”W for (SEAL) publishing of this notice.
PUBLIC NOTICE having a central angle of 59°26’26” 201.53 feet; thence run S 50°55’22”W CASS BARNES, CHANCERY CLERK, MARION COUNTY BOARD OF
Invitation to bid on Sixteenth and a radius of 324.32 feet; thence for 124.83 feet; thence run N MARION COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI EDUCATION
Section Land run N 75°25’17”E and along the 73°20’08”W for 170.56 feet; thence BY: Joy D. Baughman, D.C. /s/ Ronald Fortenberry
To all persons interested in the centerline of said road for 188.85 feet; run S 16°39’52”W for 278.34 feet; JAMES C. RHODEN Ronald Fortenberry, Superintendent
following described lands in Marion thence run Northeasterly along the thence run S73°20’08”E for 278.34 Attorney at Law Marion County Schools
County, Mississippi, to-wit: centerline of said road and along a feet; thence run N 16°39’52”E for P. O. Box 487 April 11, 2011
Section 16, Township 4 North, curve to the left for 461.63 feet, said 278.34 feet; thence run N 73°20’08”W 326B Second Street Apr 28, May 5, 12
Range 17 West, N ½ of SE ¼ and W curve having a central angle of for 83.58 feet; thence run N Columbia, Mississippi 39429 Marion County Schools
½ of SW ¼ of SE ¼, containing 100 57°42’12” and a radius of 458.37 feet; 50°55’22”E for 105.38 feet; thence (601) 731-1188 Telephone Sixteenth Section Land
acres, more or less. thence run N 17°43’05”E and along run N 83°25’59”E for 193.77 feet; (601) 736-9593 Facsimile Ronald Fortenberry,
You are hereby notified that sealed the centerline of said road for 815.01 thence run S 85°34’00”E for 161.94 MSB 5310 Superintendent
bids to lease the above described feet; thence run S 71°00’05”E for feet to the centerline of said road; Apr. 28, May 5, 12 1010 Highway 13 North, Suite 2
sixteenth section land for HUNTING & 392.80 feet; thence run N 89°18’12”E thence run Southwesterly along the IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF Columbia, Mississippi 39429
FISHING purposes may be filed with for 159.00 feet; thence run N 06’ centerline of said road and along a MARION COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Phone: (601) 736-7193
the Superintendent of Education for 03’11”E for 275.40 feet to the North curve to the left for 114.86 feet, said KAY ARE, LLC FAX: (601) 736-6274
the Marion County School District in line of the S 1/2 of said Section 16; curve having a central angle of PLAINTIFF Sixteenth Section Public Notice
Columbia, Mississippi up to and not thence run N 89°18’12”E and along 20°17’30” and a radius of 324.32 feet; VERSUS CHANGING LAND
later than 2:oo P. M., Monday, May 9, the North line of the said S 1/2 of thence run S 15°58’51”W and along JIM HOOD, ATTORNEY GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
2011. Bids will be opened Section 16 for 215.12 feet to the the centerline of said road for 353.90 OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; The Marion County Board of
immediately thereafter. You are South right-of-way line of Mississippi feet; thence run Southwesterly along MARION COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; Education hereby gives notice of the
invited to submit sealed bids State Highway No. 586; thence run S the centerline of said road and along a HALDON J. KITTRELL, DISTRICT changing in classification of land
specifying the annual rental to be paid 79°17’21”E and along the South right- curve to the right for 380.79 feet, said ATTORNEY FOR THE 15TH located in the following Section and
per acre for said lease. The form of of-way line of said highway for 402.72 curve having a central angle of JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF Township located in Marion County,
the lease as prescribed, by the Board feet; thence run Southeasterly along 41°53’13” and a radius of 520.87 feet; MISSISSIPPI; DAVE JEFFERSON, Mississippi, in compliance with the
of Education and the terms so the South right-of-way line of said thence run S 57°52’04”W and along IF LIVING, IF NOT, THE requirements of Section 29-3-39,
prescribed, is now on file in the Office highway and along a curve to the left the centerline of said road for 518.43 UNKNOWN HEIRS Mississippi code of 1972, as amended.
of the Superintendent of Education, for 625.89 feet, said curve having a feet; thence run S 60°10’17”W and AT LAW OF DAVE JEFFERSON The following parcels will be re-
where interested parties may inspect central angle of 12 20’44” and a radius along the centerline of said road for AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS classified from FARM RESIDENTIAL to
it. of 2904.79 feet; thence run 181.58 feet; thence run Southwesterly CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE FOREST LAND:
The minimum price per acre for this N88°22’10”E and along the South along the centerline of said road and REAL PROPERTY SET FORTH IN NE ¼ of NW ¼ and the NW ¼ of
parcel of Hunting and Fishing land that right-of-way line of said highway for along a curve to the right for 308.49 PARAGRAPH II OF SAID NE ¼ of Section 16, in Township 4
will be accepted is $15.78 per acre. 815.60 feet to the East line of Section feet, said curve having a central angle PETITION North, Range 18 West. Also the
Any bidder submitting a bid must be 16; thence run S 00°13’32”W and of 24°40’45” and a radius of 716.20 DEFENDANTS following tract or parcel of land
twenty-one (21) years of age or older. along the East line of said Section 16 feet; thence run S 84°51’02”W and CIVIL ACTION NO. situated in said County and State: All
The Board reserves the right to reject for 1856.54 feet to the Southeast along the centerline of said road for 2011-0106-G-B of that part of the NW ¼ of the NW ¼
any and all bids and to waive all corner of the N 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of 457.79 feet to the Point of Beginning; SUMMONS of Section 16, Township 4 North,
informalities, but if any bid is the SE 1/4 of said Section 16; thence containing 95.2 acres, more or less. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Range 18 West, that lies on the East
accepted, the Board will award said run S 89°14’57”W along the South line This said parcel of land contains COUNTY OF MARION side of the Columbia and Williamsburg
lease to the highest and best bidder, of the said N 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of the 263.14 acres, more or less. TO: DAVE JEFFERSON, IF public road, as same now runs and
subject to the right of the present SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 and an extension You are hereby notified that sealed LIVING, IF NOT, THE UNKNOWN containing 9 ½ acres, more or less,
leaseholder to meet the highest bid. thereof for 1574.82 feet; thence run N bids to lease the above described HEIRS AT LAW OF DAVE and which parcel of land is more
MARION COUNTY BOARD OF 17°48’45”W for 369.35 feet; thence sixteenth section land for HUNTING & JEFFERSON and all persons particularly described as follows:
EDUCATION run S 72°11’15”W for 470.00 feet; FISHING purposes may be filed with having or claiming any legal or Beginning at the NE corner of the NW
/s/ Ronald Fortenberry thence run S 17°48’45”E for 79.25 the Superintendent of Education for equitable interest in the ¼ of the NW ¼ of said Section 16,
Ronald Fortenberry, Superintendent feet; thence run S 89°15’18”W for the Marion County School District in following described lands Township 4 North, Range 18 West and
Marion County Schools 1114.86 feet; thence run South for Columbia, Mississippi up to and not situated in Marion County, run thence West on the Section line 61
April 11, 2011 800.00 feet to the South line of later than 2:oo P. M., Monday, May 9, Mississippi, yards to the center of the said public
Apr 21, 28, May 5 Section 16; thence run S 89°16’15”W 2011. Bids will be opened to-wit: road, thence run in a Southwesterly
Marion County School District and along the South line of said immediately thereafter. You are 3.4 AC( C ) IN SE¼ NW¼, direction down the center of said
Ronald Fortenberry, Section 16 for 711.40 feet to the invited to submit sealed bids SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 2 public road 450 yards to the forty line
Superintendent Southwest corner of the SE 1/4 of the specifying the annual rental to be paid NORTH, RANGE 17 WEST, between the NW ¼ of NW ¼ and SW
1010 Highway 13 North, Suite 2 SW 1/4 of said Section 16; thence run per acre for said lease. The form of MARION COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. ¼ of NW ¼; thence run East on said
Columbia, Mississippi 39429 S 89°11’31”W and along the South the lease as prescribed, by the Board PPIN: 7179 PARCEL NUMBER: forty line 155 yards to the Southeast
Phone: (601) 736-7193 line of said Section 16 for 1311.95 feet of Education and the terms so 115-30-000-30-005 corner of said forty; thence run North
FAX: (601) 736-6274 to the Point of Beginning; containing prescribed, is now on file in the Office ALSO DESCRIBED AS: on the forty line back to the point of
PUBLIC NOTICE 142.6 acres, more or less. ALSO: A of the Superintendent of Education, Beginning at the Northeast beginning, containing 89.50 acres,
Invitation to bid on Sixteenth part and parcel of the SW 1/4 of the where interested parties may inspect corner of the SE¼ of NW¼ of more or less.
Section Land SE 1/4 of Section 16, Township 3 it. Section 30, Township 2 North, Any interested parties desiring to
To all persons interested in the North, Range 13 East, Marion County, The minimum price per acre for this Range 17 West, and thence run object to this classification must
following described lands in Marion Mississippi, more particularly parcel of Hunting and Fishing land that West 660 feet; thence run South submit such objection in writing to the
County, Mississippi, to-wit: described as follows: Begin at the will be accepted is $12.12 per acre. 210 feet; thence run East 660 Chancery Clerk of Marion County
NW ¼ and NW ¼ of NE ¼ being Northeast corner of the S 1/2 of the Any bidder submitting a bid must be feet; thence run North 210 feet within 30 days from the day of final
situated in Section 16, Township 1 SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section twenty-one (21) years of age or older. to the point of beginning; publishing of this notice.
North, Range 16; thence run S 00°12’37”W and The Board reserves the right to reject containing 3.4 acres, more or MARION COUNTY BOARD OF
17 West, Marion County, Mississippi, along the East line of the SW 1/4 of any and all bids and to waive all less, and being situated in the EDUCATION
containing 200 acres, more or less. the SE 1/4 of said Section 16 for informalities, but if any bid is SE¼ of NW¼ of Section 30, /s/ Ronald Fortenberry
You are hereby notified that sealed 609.88 feet to North right-of-way line accepted, the Board will award said Township 2 North, Range 17 Ronald Fortenberry, Superintendent
bids to lease the above described of U.S. Highway No. 98; thence run S lease to the highest and best bidder, West, Marion County, Mississippi. Marion County Schools
sixteenth section land for HUNTING & 72°18’00”W and along the North subject to the right of the present Together with all improvements April 11, 2011
FISHING purposes may be filed with right-of-way line of said highway for leaseholder to meet the highest bid. thereon situated and Apr 28, May 5, 12
the Superintendent of Education for 66.03 feet; thence run N 17°48’45”W MARION COUNTY BOARD OF appurtenances thereunto Marion County Schools
the Marion County School District in for 556.33 feet; thence run N EDUCATION belonging. Sixteenth Section Land
Columbia, Mississippi up to and not 72°11’15”E for 3.31 feet; thence run N /s/ Ronald Fortenberry NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS Ronald Fortenberry,
later than 2:oo P. M., Monday, May 9, 17°48’45”W for 100.65 feet; thence Ronald Fortenberry, Superintendent You have been made Defendants in Superintendent
2011. Bids will be opened run N 890 14’57”E for 262.98 feet to Marion County Schools the suit filed in this Court by KAY ARE, 1010 Highway 13 North, Suite 2
immediately thereafter. You are the Point of Beginning; containing 2.4 April 11, 2011 LLC, Plaintiff, seeking to remove Columbia, Mississippi 39429
invited to submit sealed bids acres more or less. ALSO: A part and Apr 21, 28, May 5 clouds and confirm title to real Phone: (601) 736-7193
specifying the annual rental to be paid parcel of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF property described therein. FAX: (601) 736-6274
per acre for said lease. The form of Section 16, Township 3 North, Range MARION COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Defendants other than you in this Sixteenth Section Public Notice
the lease as prescribed, by the Board 13 East, more particularly described as CECIL AUBREY FIVEASH, action are: JIM HOOD, Attorney CHANGING LAND
of Education and the terms so follows: Commence at the Southwest POST #3933, General of the State of Mississippi; CLASSIFICATION
prescribed, is now on file in the Office corner of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS MARION COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; and The Marion County Board of
of the Superintendent of Education, said Section 16; thence run N OF THE UNITED STATES OF HALDON J. KITTRELL, District Education hereby gives notice of the
where interested parties may inspect 89°13’53”E and along the South line AMERICA Attorney for the 15th Judicial District changing in classification of land
it. of said Section 16 for 400.0 feet to the PLAINTIFF of Mississippi. located in the following Section and
The minimum price per acre for this Point of Beginning; thence run North VERSUS You are required to mail or hand- Township located in Marion County,
May 5, 2011
LEGAL LEGAL HOMES FOR RENT
Mississippi, in compliance with the submit such objection in writing to CITY OF COLUMBIA, MARION Home Loans Servicing, LP fka 4BR/2BA house for rent at 1110
requirements of Section 29-3-39, the Chancery Clerk of Marion County COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, AS PER MAP Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, West Ave. References required. 601-
Mississippi code of 1972, as within 30 days from the day of final OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE LP, by instrument recorded in the 736-3011. (5/14)
amended. publishing of this notice. OFFICE OF THE CHANCERY CLERK office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk
The following parcels will be re- MARION COUNTY BOARD OF OF MARION COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; in Book 1643 at Page 35 INST. HOMES FOR SALE
classified from FARM RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION TOGETHER WITH ALL #201003227; and
2 Bedroom brick home with central
to AGRICULTURE LAND: /s/ Ronald Fortenberry IMPROVEMENT THEREON SITUATED WHEREAS, on the 13th day of
Commence at the SW corner of the Ronald Fortenberry, Superintendent AND APPURTENANCES THEREUNTO September, 2010, the Holder of said heat/air, on 1 acre. Hwy 586 Foxworth
NW ¼ of SE ¼, Section 16, Township Marion County Schools BELONGING; LESS AND EXCEPT ALL Deed of Trust substituted and $49,900. Call after 5 p.m. 601-543-
3 North, Range 18 West and run April 11, 2011 OF THE OIL, GAS AND OTHER appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as 2328 (5/5)
North 290 feet to the point of Apr 28, May 5, 12 MINERALS IN, ON AND UNDER SAID Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by REAL ESTATE
beginning; thence run North 683 feet SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S PROPERTY. instrument recorded in the office of
to picket fence and South property NOTICE OF SALE INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: LOT the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book Will buy undivided interest in
line of Marion County Vocational WHEREAS, on the 8th day of July, 20 OAK MANOR ADDITION, MARION 1643 at Page 36 INST. #201003228; estate lands and/or minerals with
School; thence run East 250 feet to 2009, Darnell Myers and Linda Faye COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. and quick closing. 601-876-7659 or
the West margin of Highway 13, Myers, Husband and Wife executed a RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will WHEREAS, default having been
thence run South 26 degrees East Deed of Trust to Nations Direct Title convey only such title as vested in it made in the payments of the
along West margin of Highway 13, Agency, LLC, Trustee for the use and as Substitute Trustee. indebtedness secured by the said MBL HOMES 4 SALE
400 feet; thence run West 261 feet; benefit of Mortgage Electronic WITNESS my signature on this 21st Deed of Trust, and the holder of said
thence run South 323 feet; thence Registration Systems, Inc., which day of March, 2011 Deed of Trust, having requested the Affordable Housing with
run West 175 feet and back to the Deed of Trust is on file and of record RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., undersigned so to do, on the 26th Government Backed Loans for
point of beginning; containing 2.9 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE day of May, 2011, I will during the Manufactured Homes. 2,3,4 and 5
acres, more or less. Marion County, Mississippi, in Deed of 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. Bedroom Homes Available. Low
Any interested parties desiring to Trust Book 1611 at Page 471 thereof; Richardson, TX 75082 and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer Interest Rates and Very Low
object to this classification must and Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 for sale and will sell, at the North Payments. $0 Down with your land.
submit such objection in writing to WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was By: /s/ Paul Butler front door of Marion County Call 866-338-1387 (5/28)
the Chancery Clerk of Marion County assigned to Citimortgage, Inc., by Title: Assistant Secretary Courthouse at 250 Broad Street at
Awesome Deal for sale: 2011
within 30 days from the day of final assignment on file and of record in RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Columbia, Mississippi, for cash to the
publishing of this notice. the office of the Chancery Clerk of SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE highest bidder, the following 16x80 Sunshine 3BR/2BA includes
MARION COUNTY BOARD OF Marion County, Mississippi, in Book 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 described land and property situated black appliances, 8 foot flat ceilings,
EDUCATION 1660 at Page 684 thereof; and Richardson, TX 75082 in Marion County, Mississippi, to-wit: floated sheetrock walls, rock bar,
/s/ Ronald Fortenberry WHEREAS, the legal holder of the TS No.: 11 -0004799 The land referred to in this policy is plywood construction, Hollywood
Ronald Fortenberry, Superintendent said Deed of Trust and the note PARCEL No. 159 31 170 02 054 situated in the STATE OF bath, Ashley Furniture and much
Marion County Schools secured thereby, substituted Bradley DHGW 60262G-2LL MISSISSIPPI, COUNTY OF MARION, more. All for only $329 per month.
April 11, 2011 P. Jones, as Trustee therein, as PUBLISH ON THESE DATES: CITY OF COLUMBIA, and described Call Southern Colonel Homes in
Apr 28, May 5, 12 authorized by the terms thereof, by Apr 28, May 5, 12 as follows: Laurel at 1-866-428-8218!
Marion County Schools instrument recorded in the office of IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF Lot No. 14 of Block “B” of Lakeview southerncolonellaurel.com (5/7)
Sixteenth Section Land the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book MARION COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Subdivision, according to map or plat
Unbeatable deal for sale: 2011
Ronald Fortenberry, 1660 at Page 686 thereof; and IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST thereof on file in the office of the
Superintendent WHEREAS, default having been WILL AND TESTAMENT AND Chancery Clerk of Marion County, 28x80 King Kong 4BR/2BA includes
1010 Highway 13 North, Suite 2 made in the performance of the ESTATE OF Mississippi. living room/den with rock columns,
Columbia, Mississippi 39429 conditions and stipulations as set ESTHER C. FORDYCE, DECEASED I will only convey such title as is rock fireplace, Dream Kitchen with
Phone: (601) 736-7193 forth by said Deed of Trust, and CIVIL ACTION NO. vested in me as Substitute Trustee. black appliances and Huge island,
FAX: (601) 736-6274 having been requested by the legal 2008-0011-P-D WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this Awesome laundry room, Hollywood
Sixteenth Section Public Notice holder of the indebtedness secured NOTICE TO CREDITORS 28th day of March, 2011. Bath with rock shower, Ashley
CHANGING LAND and described by said Deed of Trust Letters of Administration having Emily Kaye Courteau Furniture, flat screen TV,
CLASSIFICATION so to do, notice is hereby given that been granted on the 3rd day of Substitute Trustee washer/dryer and much more. All for
The Marion County Board of I, Bradley P. Jones, Substitute February, 2009, by the Chancery 2309 Oliver Road only $599 per month. Call Southern
Education hereby gives notice of the Trustee, by virtue of the authority Court of Marion County, Mississippi to Monroe, LA 71201
Colonel in Laurel at 1-866-428-8218!
changing in classification of land conferred upon me in said Deed of Robert Lee Emery Fordyce, the (318) 330-9020
located in the following Section and Trust, will offer for sale and will sell at Administrator upon the estate of DMM/F10-1786 southerncolonellaurel.com (5/7)
Township located in Marion County, public sale and outcry to the highest Esther C. Fordyce, Deceased. Notice May 5, 12, 19 Spring Blow-Out For Sale: 2010
Mississippi, in compliance with the and best bidder for cash, during the is hereby given to all persons having 16x80, 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths,
requirements of Section 29-3-39, legal hours (between the hours of 11 claims against said estate to present
BUSINESS SERVICES open plan, stove, refrigerator.
Mississippi code of 1972, as o’clock a.m. and 4 o’clock p.m.) at the same to the Clerk of this Court for R & R Lawn Care - Yard Delivered, set-up, a/c, skirting. All for
amended. the North front door of the County probate and registration according to maintenance, weed eating, mulching, only $283.00 per month wac. Call
The following parcels will be re- Courthouse of Marion County, at law within ninety (90) days from the flower beds, grass maintenance, Simmons Housing, 2010 Service
classified from FARM RESIDENTIAL Columbia, Mississippi, on the 19th first publication of this notice or they Award Winner, in Brookhaven at 1-
aerator. Call 601-441-9706. (TFN)
to FOREST LAND: day of May, 2011, the following will be forever barred. 888-346-9998. (5/28)
SE of the SE of SE, containing 10 described land and property being This the 4th day of March, A.D., Diamond Home Improvement-
flooring, siding, remodeling, Triplewide Blow-Out Sale: We
acres more or less, the same land and property 2009.
carpentry, painting, fencing and have three 2010 show house
in Section 16, Township 5 North, described in said Deed of Trust, By: LEE FORDYCE, Administrator of
Range 18. situated in Marion County, State of the more. “Professional work at a triplewides that must go. One with
Any interested parties desiring to Mississippi, to-wit: Estate of Esther C. Fordyce customer friendly price” For estimate brick, one with hardie board siding
object to this classification must Begin at the NW corner of the NW RENEE M. PORTER call 601-688-1254. (9/24) and one with vinyl siding. We offer
submit such objection in writing to 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 15, T3N, MS BAR NUMBER 8388 Placing an ad is easy when you call great financing options with interest
the Chancery Clerk of Marion County R18W, and run thence East 825 feet PORTER LAW FIRM, P.A. 601-736-2611. Give us a call today rates as low as 3 1/2% to qualified
within 30 days from the day of final for the Point of Beginning, thence run 915 MAIN STREET and let us help you get started. buyers. Call Simmons Housing, 2010
publishing of this notice. East along the South Right of Way POST OFFICE BOX 982 Stumps Unlimited and Tree Service Award winner, in Brookhaven
MARION COUNTY BOARD OF line of Rankin Road 116 feet; thence COLUMBIA, MISSISSIPPI 39429 Removal, South #1 stump grinding at 1-888-346-9998. (5/28)
EDUCATION run South 751 feet, thence run West PHONE NO.: 601 731 1886
service, fully insured, zero turn, all MISCELLANEOUS
/s/ Ronald Fortenberry 116 feet thence run North 751 feet ATTORNEY FOR LEE FORDYCE
Ronald Fortenberry, Superintendent back to the Point of Beginning. Said May 5, 12, 19 access, Craig Sterling 601-248-9399
(5/14) Country Produce 863 Hwy 98 W,
Marion County Schools parcel contains 2.0 acres, more or Substitute Trustee’s
April 11, 2011 less, and being a part of the NW 1/4 Notice of Sale Do you have land and need money? Kokomo, MS. Now open and
Apr 28, May 5, 12 of SE 1/4 of Section 15, T3N, STATE OF MISSISSIPPI I will lend you cash on your land. Cash accepting EBT/SNAP. Fresh fruit &
Marion County Schools R18W,Marion County, Mississippi. COUNTY OF Marion quick Call Troy 702-556-4081 (8/4) vegatables. Ground cornmeal. 601-
Sixteenth Section Land Title to the above described WHEREAS, on the 7th day of Moving “back home” to Columbia, 441-1864. (5/7)
Ronald Fortenberry, property is believed to be good, but I December, 2007, and acknowledged seeking a job. Mature C hristian lady Bowflex Revolution XP, 2 years
Superintendent will convey only such title as is vested on the 7th day of December, 2007, with excellent resume’ and references old, extra weights, lap tower. Was
1010 Highway 13 North, Suite 2 in me as Substitute Trustee. Mary C. Seal aka Cathy Seal and seeks FT office position; also $3500, asking $1200. 601-441-5446.
Columbia, Mississippi 39429 WITNESS my signature, on this the Craig Seal, Wife and Husband, as experienced in retail sales. 601-264- (5/12)
Phone: (601) 736-7193 19th day of April, 2011. Tenants by the Entirety with Right of 8510 weekdays or 601-264-8399. China-Johann Haviland “Moss
FAX: (601) 736-6274 /s/ Bradley P. Jones Survivorship and Not as Tenants in (5/14) Rose” - 90+plieces $550. “Blue
Sixteenth Section Public Notice BRADLEY P. JONES Common, executed and delivered a Top soil, sand and gravel, back hoe Garland” - 100+ pieces $650.
CHANGING LAND SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE certain Deed of Trust unto Recontrust
work 601-441-2736. (5/21) Interiors on Main, 712 Main St. (5/5)
CLASSIFICATION PREPARED BY: Company, NA, Trustee for Mortgage
Childcare in my home, reasonable Proform 580 Treadmill for sale, less
The Marion County Board of ADAMS & EDENS Electronic Registration Systems, Inc,
Education hereby gives notice of the POST OFFICE BOX 400 Beneficiary, to secure an rates. In Columbia School District. than 20 miles on it, new $900, yours
changing in classification of land BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI 39043 indebtedness therein described, 601-674-2023 (5/7) for $350. 601-736-7897. (5/5)
located in the following Section and (601) 825-9508 which Deed of Trust is recorded in HOMES FOR RENT CAMP FOR SALE
Township located in Marion County, A&E File #10-00402 the office of the Chancery Clerk of
Mississippi, in compliance with the Apr 28, May 5, 12 Marion County, Mississippi in Book For rent, sale or lease. Royce Rental. Must Sell-28 acre Campground
requirements of Section 29-3-39, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S 1565 at Page 511; and Owner financed selection of houses with 1300’ on beautiful Pearl River, in
Mississippi code of 1972, as NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 13th day of trailers, and apartments. Main # 601- Columbia, 4bd custom home, pond, 2
amended. WHEREAS, on July 17, 2007, OENA September, 2010, Mortgage 441-2962 or 601-441-2617. (TFN) rental cabins, pool, 77 fhkup RV sites
The following parcels will be re- M. PITTMAN-AIKENS executed a Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, House for Rent. References and more $739K for all. Call 985-960-
classified from FARM RESIDENTIAL Deed of Trust to RAY J. RICHARD as assigned said Deed of Trust unto BAC required. 601-736-7890. (TFN) 0807. (5/28)
to FOREST LAND: Trustee for the benefit of GRAND
NW ¼ of the NW 1/4 , containing BANK FOR SAVINGS, FSB, which YARD/GARAGE SALES
40 acres, more or less and being Deed of Trust was filed on July 18,
situated in Section 16, Township 3 2007 and recorded in Book 1549 at
North, Range 12 West. Page 612 in the Office of the Garage Sale, May 6-7, 2100 Huge carport sale, Saturday, May 3 Family Yard Sale Furniture,
Any interested parties desiring to Chancery Clerk of Marion County, Ridgewood, household items, Apple 7, beginning at 7 a.m. Children’s toys, clothes, misc. 3191 Hwy 13 N
object to this classification must Mississippi; and computer VCRs, Schwinn bike, clothes, women clothes and Goss, May 6 & 7 (5/5)
submit such objection in writing to WHEREAS, BAC HOME LOANS radio, cornice boards, jewelry, furniture, 710 Sumrall Rd. (5/7) Sell your unwanted items in the
the Chancery Clerk of Marion County SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE ladies’ clothing, size 8-12, MORE! Advertise your yard/garage sale. Columbian-Progress. Just call 601-
within 30 days from the day of final HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, current (5/7) Just call 601-736-2611 to advertise. 736-2611 to place your ad.
publishing of this notice. Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust,
MARION COUNTY BOARD OF substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY,
EDUCATION N.A. as Trustee therein, as
/s/ Ronald Fortenberry authorized by the terms thereof, as
Ronald Fortenberry, Superintendent evidenced by an instrument filed on
Marion County Schools February 8, 2011 and recorded as
April 11, 2011 Instrument No. 20110524 in Book
Apr 28, May 5, 12 1653 at Page 146 in the Office of the
Marion County Schools Chancery Clerk of Marion County,
Sixteenth Section Land Mississippi; and
Ronald Fortenberry, WHEREAS, default having been
1010 Highway 13 North, Suite 2
made in the terms and conditions of
said Deed of Trust, and the entire Saturday, May 7
6am until ...
Columbia, Mississippi 39429 debt secured thereby having been
Phone: (601) 736-7193 declared to be due and payable, and
FAX: (601) 736-6274 the legal holder of said indebtedness,
Sixteenth Section Public Notice BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP
CHANGING LAND FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
1511 Glendell Circle
CLASSIFICATION SERVICING LP, having requested the
The Marion County Board of undersigned Substitute Trustee to
Education hereby gives notice of the execute the trust and sell said land
changing in classification of land and property in accordance with the (off Ridgewood)
located in the following Section and terms of said Deed of Trust for the
Township located in Marion County, purpose of raising the sums due
Mississippi, in compliance with the thereunder, together with attorney’s • 60” TV • Dishes
requirements of Section 29-3-39, fees, Substitute Trustee’s fees and
Mississippi code of 1972, as expenses of sale. • Artwork • Sheet sets
amended. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST
The following parcels will be re- COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, • Adult & Children Clothes • Comforters
classified from FARM RESIDENTIAL will on May 19, 2011, offer for sale at
to AGRICULTURE LAND: public outcry to the highest bidder • Kitchen tools • Sterling silver pices
Land West of the road in the SE ¼ for cash, within legal hours (between
of NE ¼. SW ¼ of NE 1/4 , NE ¼ of the hours of 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) • Household items • Odds & ends
SE ¼ of NW ¼, and SE ¼ of NE ¼ at the North door of the Marion
of NW ¼ all in Section 16, Township County Courthouse in Columbia, YOU DON’T WANT TO
5 North, Range 17 West, containing Marion County, Mississippi, the • Toys • Knick-knacks
80 acres. following-described property:
Any interested parties desiring to LOT NO. 20 OF OAK MANOR
object to this classification must ADDITION. AN ADDITION TO THE
HELP WANTED REAL ESTATE
May 5, 2011
Very nice clean 2BR Cedar Lane
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736-4104 (TFN) closets, appliances, NOW HIRING
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HELP WANTED come by the Sandy Very little maintenance, almost 601-441-8204
local Hook office at 415 Land - 5 , 7 , 10 , 17 and 14.2 Acres
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truck Hwy 35 South in 3BR/2BA, kitchen with stainless 800 Church St. $62,000
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Duplex Apt. / large home or office
804 Church St. $38,500
tops, separate dining plus
hours. Sell Avon 601- 1-800-975-9844 breakfast area and bar, whirlpool
Nice Fixer upper - home, office or apt
800 Branton Ave. $49,500
731-2543 or 601-736- tub and ceramic shower in bath,
2891. (TFN) Call M-F 8am-5pm hardwood floors, back patio with
Half double apt., or nice home
213 East Rankin St. $47,000
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you making less than
$40,000 per year?
Valley EPA $198,000. Call Susie McDaniel
for an appt. 601-731-0605
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437 New Hope Kokomo Rd.
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job placement well with the public. Must be able to use
assistance. OTR, office equipment such as electronic cash
Regional and Local POSITION AVAILABLE:
register, scanner, computer, copier, fax
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more information 1- Experience preferred. Apply in person. preferred but not required. Interested
800-350-7364. (5/28) applicants should report to Pearl River Valley
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Electric Power Association, 1422 Highway 13
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background for major May 10 (8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) to complete an
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5336 (5/5) outpatient unit in Silver Creek. On the features good fencing for livestock, pond, barn and
pens. A great mini-farm.
Part-time Sales, job training provided. Monday-
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must be personable REALTOR/Sales Agent REALTOR/Sales Agent REALTOR/Sales Agent
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315 Lafayette St. A Going enterprise 000 Firetower Rd. 2.32 acres asking
$7900 for all call office for directions and • BROAD STREET - Large commercial building. Call for information.
waiting for an investor who wants an instant • LAKESHORE DRIVE - Delightful 3 BR / 2 BA with roomy sun room and lovely pool on
income. Call office for information. Asking corner lot. LEASE PURCHASE FOR QUALIFIED BUYER!
$325,000 10.33 acres Goss area. $39,900 • CHURCH STREET - Older 3 BR/2 BA with guest house in excellent location
FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER’S Columbia Schools near downtown. LEASE PURCHASE FOR QUALIFIED BUYER!
CHEAPER THAN RENT 200 acres mol 2500 to 2800 per acre • KEYS AVENUE - 2 or 3 BR/2BA in excellent location.
planted in pines dear and turkey everywhere • HICKORY BEND - Comfortable 3 BR/2 BA with large backyard and greenhouse. DRASTIC
20 E Broad Street Foxworth Wow what REDUCTION!
a Home 3Bd. 2 Ba Home screened front will divide into 20 acres call office for info
• MT SINAI ROAD - 2 BR/1BA house and 5 acres. BACK ON THE MARKET!
porch Carport, Shed, Beautiful landscaped 100 acres park like setting will divide. • OAK AVENUE - Comfortable 2BR/2BA with built-ins. Covered patio. Fenced.
corner lot. Just enough updating to still feel Extra lot. NEW PRICE!
YOUR DREAM HOME
like home at Grandma’s house warm and • BROADMOOR - 3 or 4 BR/2 BA with fenced backyard.
cozy. Asking $77,500 73 North Lane Beautiful home at the end • MORGANTOWN - Small house and large auxiliary building on 1 acre.
of a dead end Rd. Completely renovated Call for information.
804 Lafayette doll house waiting for a • CHURCH STREET - Recently updated 3BA/2BA. NEW PRICE!
including interior paint new central heat and
new family Great back yard fenced with a • CHURCH STREET - 4BR/2BA cottage on deep lot. PRICED TO SELL!
air 4 Bd. 2 Ba. 39 ACRES Spring fed creek.
large workshop for dad. Asking $69,900 • BROAD STREET- Fixer upper on 1.3 acres in excellent location. NEW PRICE!
Asking $215,000. Call office for more info.
• CORNER OF EVERGREEN & DAWSEY - Older house on large lot. Call for information.
1221 Park Ave. Check this one out 3
Beautiful Log Home, Just listed Horse • PINE COURT - New roof. New exterior siding. Interior partially renovated. DRASTICALLY
bd.2 ba. Nice fenced back yard new floors
Ranch includes log home stable and 5 acres REDUCED!
new counter tops and much more the • MORGANTOWN ROAD (FOXWORTH) - 1 or 2BR/1BA on 3 acres. Appliances,
On Hickory Ln. Call office for more info.
perfect place to build your first nest. furniture and riding lawnmower included. Beautiful setting. SOLD!
Lovely 4 bd 3 ba home in Ridgewood
3318 Hwy 44 near Improve home in the • I-55 SOUTH & HWY 568 (OUTSIDE MAGNOLIA) - 122 acres mol. - Excellent access.
waiting for you $245,000. You won't
process of construction framed you finish Ideal hunting ground. PRICE REDUCED!
believe how beautiful it is until you see it call
what the seller started and take advantage • TRESTLE ROAD - 41 acres +/- with creek frontage.
us today for an appointment.
of some sweat equity asking $52,000 but • MT SINAI ROAD - 76 acres, mol. Extensive Road Frontage.
will look at all reasonable offers Call the office for more information on • MCCOMB - Prime commercial locations close to Interstate 55 and Highway 98. ONLY ONE
these and many more listings, we are LOCATION REMAINING!
here to help you. • DALE STREET - 3.5 acres. Ideal for residential lots.
• LYNCREST - Residential building site.
• CORNER ORCHARD & GAIL - Residential building site. ASKING ONLY $13,500!
Michelle Stanley Shelton Ball • BELLEWOOD - Residential building sites.
(601) 441-6464 (601) 441-8383 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS ON THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIES.
WE NEED LISTINGS! CALL FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER LISTINGS!
Rita Shea Jan Cavanaugh John McNeese Patricia Cooper Broker / Appraiser / Owner ~ 601-441-8118
(601) 441-1030 (601) 441-5165 (601) 441-7067
Beverly B. Mikell Agent / Office Manager ~ 601-441-5013
* 1206 BROAD STREET ~ Bargained priced at $30K. 5 BR/1.5 BA. approx. 1,500 sq. ft., Commercial or
* 236 RAYNES RD. ~ 4 BR/3 BA country home on approx. 2 acres. Just off Hwy 13N. Very unique home.
* 601 LAFAYETTE STREET ~ Remodeled 4 BR/2 BA very spacious home. 2 Lg. BR/1 BA upstairs. Open
plan and a lg. fenced in backyard.
* 1307 GILL STREET ~ 3 BR/2 BA updated home. Sm. Sunporch, Central A/H, cute kitchen w/ separate
Dining Room and lg. deep lot.
* 108 FRIENDSHIP ROAD ~ Updated 3 BR/2 BA brick home on approx. 1 acre. Approx. 1600 sq ft.,
bonus room and open patio area.
* 1325 MEADOWBROOK AVENUE ~ 3 BR/2 BA updated brick home on a lg. corner lot.
CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT:
* 1760 OLD HWY 35N ~ Looks can be deceiving with this 5 BR/4.5 BA home on approx 8.41 acres.
* 1300 WILLOW DRIVE ~ Totally remodeled very spacious 3 BR/2 BA home. Located just off of North
* 810 OAK AVE. ~ 2-3 BR/2 BA updated older home close to downtown. Approx. 1,700 sq. ft., all electric
and on a deep lot. Seller paying $3,000 in closing cost. REDUCED!
* 156 ARMSTRONG RD. ~ Newer 3 BR/2 BA brick home on approx. 1.94 City School acres. SOLD!
* 817 PARK AVE. ~ Owner/Agent. 3 BR/1 BA home with central a/h, hw floors and lg. Lot. $40’s.
* 913 GILL STREET ~ Owner/Agent. 2 BR/1 BA home w/ central a/h, lg. kitchen and dining area. $40’s.
* 218 EAST RANKIN ST. ~ Owner/Agent. 2 BR/1 BA duplex. Easch has central a/h, laundry facilities and
nice lot. $30’s.
* 1401 WILLIAMS STREET ~ Newer 3 BR/2 BA brick home in the Keys Hill area.
* 812 ROGERS AVE. ~ Duplex located on a corner lot. 3 BR/1 BA & 2 BR/1 BA, brick and carports.
* 174 COLUMBIA-PURVIS RD. ~ Reduced and ready to sell. 3 BR/3 BA older remodeled home on 8 acres.
* 403 WASHINGTON STREET ~ Updated 3-4 BR/2 BA brick home w/ fenced in backyard. $80’s.
* 601 BROAD STREET ~ 2/3 BR/1 BA home zoned residential or commercial. $40’s.
* 214 SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL AVE. ~ Commerical bldgs. on 3.5 acres. 100 x 40 bldg. has offices and
lg. shop area, another lg. shop and all fenced.
* 194 HARTFIELD RD. ~ 4 BR/2BA approx. 2800 sq. ft. home on a large lot.
* 202 EAST RANKIN ~ 3 BR/1 BA brick home. Newer central a/h and roof. REDUCED!
* 713 CHURCH ST. ~ 2 BR/1 BA foreclosed property. Priced to sell. Many Possibilities. REDUCED!
* 1321 MEADOWBROOK AVE. ~ 2 BR/1.5 BA brick home. In Sunset Circle. Approx 1165 sq. ft., 58 x
150 lot & $69,900.
* 1700 RIDGEWOOD DR. ~ 3 BR/2 BA brick home on a lg. fenced-in lot. REDUCED!
* 1422 OLD HWY 35 N. ~ Updated 3 BR/2 BA home on 3 city school acres. SALE PENDING!
* MAYSON AVE. ~ 5 Lots, zoned General Commercial, located on Mayson Ave.
* 911 BRANTON AVE. ~ Remodeled 2 BR/2 BA home. HW floors, luxury master bath & nice back deck.
* 905 SUNSET CIRCLE ~ 3 BR/2 BA brick totally remodeled home on a corner lot. A Must See!!!
* HWY 98 BY-PASS ~ Approx. 3 commercial acres close to Columbia Computers.
* 8 AIRPORT ROAD ~ Comm. Metal Bldg. on 2.9 acres. Office area approx. 1510 sq. ft. w/8 rooms or
offices, 1.5 BA, approx. 4090 sq. ft. in shop area including several roll-up doors. REDUCED!
* 524 JONES LANE ~ Updated 3 BR/2 BA brick home on approx. 2.5 acres.
* 703 WHITE STREET. ~ 2 BR/1 BA brick duplex. Near school and park. Great rental history. REDUCED!
* 615 PARK AVENUE ~ 3BR/2BA brick home with garage apt. Lg. Kitchen, den w/gas logs. REDUCED!
* 1107 MEADOWOOD DR. ~ 4BR/2BA spacious brick home. Approx. 2400 sq. ft. & on 2 lots. REDUCED!
* 1007 BROAD ST ~ Totally remodeled historical home near school and park. Approx. 4564 sq. ft.
* 813 EAST AVENUE ~ 3BR/2BA well kept older home. Central A/H & approx. 1700 sq. ft.
* 83 QUAIL RUN RD. ~ 4-5BR/3BA, 2 yr. old nice country home on 3 acres.
* PEARL STREET ~ Commercial lot for sale. 154x156 lot size, partially fenced.
* 616 ALBERTA AVE. ~ Residential lot. 76x200, Corner of Alberta Ave. & Porter Street.
* 403 LAFAYETTE ST. ~ 3BR/2BA brick home on a large corner lot. Near downtown. $50’s.
WEST MARION SCHOOL DISTRICT:
* 159 HWY 587, FOXWORTH ~ Commercial bldg. w/washateria, former Zelda’s Grocery and Grill.
* COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, FOXWORTH. ~ Income producing carwash located on Hwy 98W on 1/2 acre.
* 1179 HWY 35 S. ~ Remodeled 3 BR/2 BA 2 story home on 1/2 acre lot.
* 1810 HWY 586, FOXWORTH ~ 2-2006, 32x76 manufactured bldgs. on 2.05 acres +/-.
* TAYLOR RD. ~ Approx. 24 acres w/pond, planted pines in 10 yrs. & up. REDUCED!
EAST MARION SCHOOL DISTRICT:
* LAMPTON-HILLTOP RD. ~ Approx. 32 acres located just off Hwy 98E. Can be split.
* 201 PACE RD. ~ 3 BR/2 BA country home on 38 +/- acres.
* 211 WARD RD. ~ 3 BR/1.5 BA country home on 1 acre. Approx. 1,344 sq. ft., brick and all electric.
* 28 DAY LANE ~ 2-3 BR/1BA brick home on 1 acre. Updated, open plan & partially fenced yard.
* BIG BAY LOT ~ 1.27 acre corner lot in Big Bay. Bent Pebble Point Lot D-15. REDUCED!
May 5, 2011
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