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Teen reported missing from Marion County

MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Marion County Sheriff’s Department asking for help in looking for a teenager who was reported missing Wednesday morning. According to MCSD’s Facebook page, 13-year-old Shaelyn Stogner was last seen walking away from her home off of Jones Road in Kokomo around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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Missing Marion Co. juvenile found safe

MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The juvenile that was reported missing from Marion County Friday morning has been found. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Zoey Johnson, 15, has been found safe. Johnson was reported missing after she was last seen walking away from her home off of Hunt...
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Columbia Library reopens after 2019 tornado damage

COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - Seventeen months after a tornado heavily damaged the Marion County-City of Columbia Public Library, it has reopened to the public. Staff members and local officials cut a ribbon and opened the doors of the facility, which sustained roof and floor damage after a twister hit it on Dec. 16, 2019.
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Robert “Joe” Barrett

Graveside services for Mr. Robert “Joe” Barrett were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Greens Creek Cemetery in Carson with the Rev. Eddie Hartfield officiating. Saulters-Moore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Joe was born on Sept. 30, 1962, in Marion County, to Louis and...

Bank robbery suspect seen in Jefferson Heights

Shortly after the Hancock Whitney Bank was robbed in Prentiss Tuesday afternoon, the suspect was seen at a home in Jefferson Heights. Joe Rush, who lives on LeMoyne Blvd., said he saw a black male walk from his back yard to his front and lay down in a flower bed as a truck drove by. About 10 minutes after the truck passed, the suspect jumped up and crossed the boulevard and ran through the woods at the end of Victor’s Drive.
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Marion County expected to receive $4.7 million in COVID relief

COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - The Marion County Board of Supervisors discussed developments and needs for the county during a meeting Thursday. The county is expected to receive $4.7 Million in federal COVID-19 relief, according to Chancery Clerk Elisha Moree. The money is coming from the American Rescue Act. The $1.9...
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161 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported in Miss. Thurs.

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to over 311,600. MSDH reported 161 COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths on Thursday, bringing the state total to 311,654 cases and 7,195 deaths. One of the deaths...
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Jury finds man guilty of 2017 murder in Marion Co.

MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Handy Anthony Willis Jr. is facing life in prison after a Marion County jury found him guilty Thursday of murdering Tamaneka Murree Alexander. Willis will learn his fate on May 14. The hearing is set for 9 a.m. Willis shot Alexander, 30, at a home...
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MEMA releases April 9 severe weather damage report

PEARL, Miss. (WDAM) - Preliminary damage reports have been released following the severe weather that came through Mississippi on April 9 and April 10. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency released the update Wednesday after the National Weather Service surveyed and confirmed four tornadoes that went across the state during the severe weather event:
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Power restored to most of Pine Belt after early morning storms

PINE BELT (WDAM) - Thousands of customers who lost power during strong storms early Saturday morning are no longer in the dark. Storms overnight brought strong winds, heavy rain and hail, knocking out power for more than 6,000 people in Marion County and hundreds more in other parts of the Pine Belt.