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The Columbia Wildcats dominated in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday night in a start-to-finish 25-7 blowout of Velma Jackson on their home field.
For as great as West Marion’s defense has been all year, the Trojans’ stingy unit turned in their best performance of the year at Yazoo County Friday night to advance to the third round of the pla
Fred Cooper of Columbia looks at the Wall that Heals Thursday at Bluff Street Park. The replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has drawn large crowds and remains on display through 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tears slowly ran down the cheeks of Vietnam veteran Wayne Laird as he stood still Thursday and saw, for the first time, the Wall that Heals.
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.
Fred Cooper of Columbia looks at the Wall that Heals Thursday at Bluff Street Park. The replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has drawn large crowds and remains on display through 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tax hike vote set for Friday

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Hearings are set this week to approve budgets for both Columbia and Marion County.

The county is seeking an increase of 4.4 mills in its property tax rate, which would bring in an additional $556,914 through taxes on homes, businesses, car tags and other property.

The 4.4-mill increase is broken down roughly as follows:






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Fire Report: Sept. 5, 2019

By STAFF,

Monday, Aug. 26

Medical, 419 Jones Lane, 7:06 a.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 917 Gill St., 5:12 p.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 357 Friendship Church Road, 5:42 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Medical, 203 Arthur B. Johnson Lane, 9:02 p.m., South Marion responded.



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