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The Columbia Wildcats have had a rough start to their basketball season so far, but there is a lot more room for optimism than their 1-5 record suggests.
With 11 games under its belt, the Columbia Academy Cougars basketball squad is off to a blistering start with a 10-1 record and some impressive wins.
Amongst more than 12,000 people Saturday night, Columbia came to life with the Christmas parade, music, lights and fun.
Monday night the teachers of the year and administrator of the year were recognized at the Marion County School Board meeting at East Marion Elementary School.
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

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.



Charlie James “C.J” McLeod 84, Columbia


The Columbia Wildcats have had a rough start to their basketball season so far, but there is a lot... READ MORE


Charlie James “C.J” McLeod 84, Columbia


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

Public Notices

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8... READ MORE