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Columbia, East Marion and West Marion all advanced to the second round of the playoffs tonight with blowout home victories, while Columbia Academy was eliminated on the road in a close second-roun
Despite missing her entire junior season, West Marion senior Hannah Miller signed to play softball at Pearl River Community College Friday morning.
Columbia High School’s Aiden Singley will get the chance to continue his baseball career in college after signing with Copiah-Lincoln Community College Friday morning.
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth of a six-part series leading through Veterans Day and up to the Wall that Heals visit honoring veterans of each American war from World War II through the ongoing
Close to 50 people came to the Marion County Museum & Archives Friday night for the unveiling of the new exhibit, “Marion County Vietnam Veterans.”

Jail Docket: Oct. 31, 2019

By STAFF REPORTS,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

FoKelia Lakendra Akins, 40, Tylertown, arrested by CPD, charged with controlled substance sale.




Supervisor, pastor, friend: Newsom plays many leadership roles in Marion County

By TAYLOR THOMPSON & TAYLOR FIELDS,

Calvin Newsom is a well-known and respected leader in Marion County, serving the community from the pulpit and in local government.

The 56-year-old has spent more than two decades on the Marion County Board of Supervisors and pastors John the Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia.



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Woman charged with arson

By STAFF REPORTS,

A Columbia woman whose home burned down in September was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with first degree arson and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Angel Thiac, 31, was being held in the Marion County Jail on $20,000 bond as of press deadlines after being arrested by the Columbia Police Department.



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Steven Dana Miller 61, Columbia

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