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CANTON — There was no doubt left in anyone’s mind Saturday night as the Columbia Academy Cougars dominated Carroll Academy in the Class 3A state championship at Canton Academy, claiming their firs
For one couple and four firemen early Monday morning was a very scary time.
The Missions Committee of First United Methodist Church in Columbia is making a difference in the community this year through several local projects benefiting schools and first responders.
The Columbia-Marion County Public Library is finally working on making a temporary move after receiving word from the insurance company that rent can be paid to keep its doors open.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted to proclaim a local emergency because of Pearl River flooding in a special meeting Monday night.



Obituary: Samuel Allen Sistrunk

Samuel Allen Sistrunk

73, Columbia

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at Hathorn Funeral Home for Samuel Allen Sistrunk, 73, of Columbia, who died on Wednesday, Feb. 19 in Hattiesburg. 

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. 




Church adopts school

The Missions Committee of First United Methodist Church in Columbia is making a difference in the community this year through several local projects benefiting schools and first responders.


Fire Report: February 27, 2020

Monday, Feb. 17

Medical, 775 Rocky Branch Road, 9:40 a.m., Tri-Community responded.

Fire, 1142 Shiloh Firetower Road, 5:11 p.m., Foxworth responded.

Medical, 176 Wesley Road, 8:30 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Medical, 302 Riverview Drive, 9 p.m., Columbia responded.


Jail Docket: February 27, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Feb 17 to Feb 23. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Donald Abram, 23, Columbia, arrested by MCSO, charged with litter law violation.



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