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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.
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
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.


Schools to budget snow makeup days

By MARK ROGERS,

Next year the Columbia School District will have predetermined makeup days to be used if school is cancelled because of weather.

That decision was made before this week’s snow and ice, which resulted in school dismissing early Tuesday and being out Wednesday and Thursday. The district hasn’t set yet when it will make up those days.





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Clerk shot in armed robbery

By MARK ROGERS,

Columbia police are seeking information on suspects who shot a clerk at the Family Dollar on South High School Avenue during an armed robbery Saturday morning.

Detective Capt. Rita Pickering said they are looking for two suspects who were wearing long jackets, toboggans and scarves that covered their faces.





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