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The Columbia Academy Cougars are Class 3A state champions after controlling the action from start to finish against Carroll Academy in the title game at Canton Academy to win 53-37 Saturday night.
The American Red Cross has set up a shelter at New Life Church on Eagle Day Avenue for people whose homes have been affected by the rising flood waters. At 1:15 p.m.
With a trip to the MAIS overall tournament on the line Saturday at Canton Academy, the Columbia Academy Lady Cougars had their season come to an end at the hands of Bowling Green in the Class 3A c
With a 29-point win in the Class 3A state quarterfinals Wednesday, the Cougars are one win away from reaching the state championship.
Despite being the less talked about team on their own campus, the Lady Cougars are one game away from the Class 3A state championship final.

County seeks bids on bonds


Marion County will begin seeking terms and rates for bonds to fund $5 million in bridge and road repairs.

Bond Attorney Warren Greenlee spoke with supervisors Monday during their regular meeting. The board plans to borrow the money and pay it back with newly allocated internet sales tax revenue.

Irvin-Magee to wed


The Rev. and Mrs. Danny Irvin of Ackerman would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Nicole, to Stuart Mikell Magee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Magee of Columbia.