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President Trump today declared Marion County as one of 16 Mississippi counties eligible for federal disaster relief from severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred due to Tropic
Extras to add to potting soil include perlite (a volcanic ash that looks like small white popcorn), expanded clay, ground limestone and bits of worn-out, yellow dish scrubber to cover the bigger drainage holes
My leaf and compost pile is breaking my mind’s heart. Heaps of once-had-to-have plants have been left to rot into more useful soil amendments.
In this photo from 40 years ago, Dec. 6, 1979, Mrs. Betty Upton, right, accepts the Outstanding Citizen Award from Mrs. John McElroy at the Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball.
65 years ago, Dec. 2, 1954
At the city board meeting Tuesday night, awards were given to police officers.
Chris and Stacy Creel of Columbia announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Nichole Elizabeth Creel of Columbia, to Dylan Michael Butler of Ellisville, son of Dennis and
Extras to add to potting soil include perlite (a volcanic ash that looks like small white popcorn), expanded clay, ground limestone and bits of worn-out, yellow dish scrubber to cover the bigger drainage holes
In this photo from 40 years ago, Dec. 6, 1979, Mrs. Betty Upton, right, accepts the Outstanding Citizen Award from Mrs. John McElroy at the Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball.



Community Calendar: Dec. 7, 2019

Woodmen of the World Christmas Supper, Dec. 7

The Woodmen of the World will hold its Christmas supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Woodmen lodge on Bullis Street. The Woodmen will furnish meat and drinks. Members are to bring covered dishes. For more info, call Dewitt Forbes (601) 736-6851.


In this photo from 40 years ago, Dec. 6, 1979, Mrs. Betty Upton, right, accepts the Outstanding Citizen Award from Mrs. John McElroy at the Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball.

Looking Back: Charity ball

65 years ago, Dec. 2, 1954

“Jill Applewhite and Jimmy Hardy will represent the Columbia band at the Mississippi State High School Band clinic to be held in Greenville, Dec. 9-11, Dick Prenshaw, band director, announced this week.”





Land Transactions: Dec. 7, 2019

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending Nov. 29:

Monday, Nov. 25

Jeanell D. Rainey to Phelan Lyle Rainey, Walter Craig Rainey, Andrea Rainey Toney and Ramona Rainey Martin

Gene R. Johnson and Dymple R. Johnson to David Harold Johnson


Creel, Butler engaged

Chris and Stacy Creel of Columbia announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Nichole Elizabeth Creel of Columbia, to Dylan Michael Butler of Ellisville, son of Dennis and Stacey Butler of Ellisville.


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David Joseph “Joe” Speights 72, Columbia

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The Columbia Wildcats’ undefeated season came to a screeching halt Friday night in the south state... READ MORE

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Columbia Municipal Court Clerk Anita Echols loves the downtown Christmas decorations. “I think that is so amazing because I love Hallmark movies so when I go down there and am watching it it’s like being in a Hallmark movie,” she said.
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Opinion:

Darrin Webb, Mississippi’s state economist, tweeted Tuesday about an interesting story from the... READ MORE

Public Notices

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending... READ MORE