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Last two fugitives connected to shooting in Midland County arrested

MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) -Midland County Sheriff’s office announced today the last two fugitives from a shooting that happened on July 17, in Midland County were arrested by Gulf Coast Task Force. Ricky Nathaniel Slocum and Christopher Summerall were arrested in Marion County, Mississippi. They were arrested for aggravated...
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Marion County School District hosts second active shooter drill

MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - For the second time this week, the Marion County School District has teamed up with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department to host an “active shooter” exercise. An active shooter drill featuring the Marion County Sheriff’s Department S.W.A.T. team, school resource officers and...
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Foxworth church hosts third, ‘Day of Hope’

FOXWORTH, Miss. (WDAM) - A Marion County church community gathered Saturday to help local families with school supplies, clothing and other items. The third “Day of Hope” at Foxworth First Baptist Church provided free clothing, school supplies, hygiene products and free sack lunches to anyone who came through the doors.
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MDOT projects move forward in southwest Mississippi

MCCOMB, MISS. – Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, has announced updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in southwest Mississippi. “These infrastructure projects have a big impact on the traveling public, no matter the size of the job,” said Commissioner King. “Highway improvements increase safety and...
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Marion Co. students fill the halls on the first day of school

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Students return to school in Marion County

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Students in Marion County headed back to school Thursday. More than 1,900 children attended the first day of classes on July 28 at all schools in the district, including West Marion High School, West Marion Elementary School, West Marion Primary School, East Marion High School and East Marion Elementary School.
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MDOT projects move forward in southwest Mississippi

MCCOMB, Miss. (WJTV) – Leaders with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced updates to several projects in southwest Mississippi. “These infrastructure projects have a big impact on the traveling public, no matter the size of the job,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. Lottery-funded projects...
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Marion Co. to focus on ACT skills, increased security in new school year

COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - Marion County School Superintendent Carl Michael Day is hoping for a COVID-free start to the 2022-2023 school year. “Knock on wood, we won’t have to deal with the impact of COVID and the pandemic opening up this year,” said Day. “We have a lot of work to do and a lot of ground to recover from really the past two-and-a-half years of being under the impact of the pandemic, but we’re excited.”
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String of Marion County burglaries under investigation

MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Marion County deputies are searching for two suspects who are wanted in connection to multiple burglaries in the area. Deputies said there were multiple burglaries that happened in the Morgantown and White Bluff communities. The burglaries happened between 11:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10 and 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, July […]
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Marion Co. burglaries have similar MOs

MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of burglaries that occurred Wednesday morning and bear a similarity to one another. A Facebook post on the MCSO site said both burglaries occurred between 1:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. Wednesday morning. The first happened...
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Studio hosts animal rescue center for ‘kitty yoga’

MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Those who attended yoga classes Sunday evening at Empowerment In-Motion had the rare opportunity to work with kittens. The yoga studio partnered with Hopeful Hearts Animal Rescue to hold a “kitty yoga” session, where participants can get a workout while meeting a new feline friend.
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Kitty yoga comes to Marion County

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Foxworth church to donate goods, clothes

FOXWORTH, Miss. (WDAM) - A Marion County church has declared the final Saturday in July to be “A Day of Hope.”. To bring the message home, Foxworth First Baptist Church intends to open its doors and, for a three-hour stretch on July 31, distribute goods ranging from clothes to school supplies to hygiene products to those in need.
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100 Days of Reading bus tour to stop at Columbia’s Friendship Park

COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - Save the Children will stop in Marion County as part of their 100 Days of Reading Bus Tour to show kids that summer learning can be fun. The reading campaign is an annual tradition for the international humanitarian organization. At over 20 stops, the Save the Children bus will deliver free books, school supplies and personal care items to children in rural communities across the country.
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