CHS announces 'Grease' cast

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Columbia High School will continue its once-a-decade tradition of performing “Grease” as its annual musical.

Shows will be Feb. 28 and Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Crystelle Ford Auditorium.

This will be the 42nd CHS musical, and the school previously did “Grease” in 1990, 2000 and 2010.


Saxophonist attacked in jail

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A Columbia saxophonist who frequently plays downtown is in ICU in Jackson after an attack this week at the Marion County Regional Correctional Facility.

James Medious, 56, remained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as of press deadlines with extensive injuries to his face and head.






Church shooting hits home

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Proximity is one of the standards of newsworthiness. That is, the closer you are to the topic, the more interested you are in it. That can be physical proximity — if you live in Columbia something that happens in this city is bigger news to you than if it happens in Sumrall — but it can also be a mental or spiritual nearness to a topic.




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