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Columbia’s Christmas celebration will continue after the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a contract Thursday with a company backed by the businessman who launched the phenomenally successfu
The Columbia Board of Alderman will have an environmental study done before making a decision about accepting the proposed donation of the former Reichhold Chemical Plant property.
The clash of the unbeatens Thursday night between Columbia (8-0, 3-0) and West Marion (8-1, 2-1) was decided by the legs of Ole Miss commit and Wildcats running back Kentrel Bullock as he guided C
Eighteen years ago nearly to the day, 7-0 West Marion hosted 7-0 Columbia and beat the Wildcats 12-7 on a Thursday night.
Undefeated Magee arrived in Foxworth Friday night with an explosive offense averaging close to 50 points per game, but West Marion’s smothering defense shut the other Trojans down to lead West to

Person of interest in custody

By MARK ROGERS,

A person of interest in a suspicious death investigation from Friday night in Kokomo was taken into custody without incident Sunday morning.
Shortly before 9, Marion and Wathall County deputies responded to a tip in Wathall County on Henry Smith Road where Ronnie Smith was located and taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.


Ard-Pace to wed

By STAFF,

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Pace Sr. of Foxworth proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Jerry Pace Jr. of Foxworth, to Lila Ard of Tylertown, the daughter of Robert and Jessica Ard of Tylertown.

The groom is the grandson of the late Rose Courtney and the late Fred and Mattie Pace.





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County test scores boosted by more rigorous academic courses

By MARK ROGERS,

Offering more Advanced Placement and dual credit college classes helped the Marion County School District jump from a C to a B in state ratings.

The district’s overall score jumped five points from 590 to 595 on a 1,000-point scale and much of that increase came from students’ participation and performance in those courses.




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Obituaries

Harry Taylor Sr. 77, Columbia

Sports

Columbia Academy hosted its annual Caleb Coleman Invitational Wednesday and had hundreds of... READ MORE

Social

Columbia Presbyterian Preschool Speech Clinic, Oct. 17

Opinion:

The idea of building a new sports complex in Columbia is a cause that is near and dear to me as... READ MORE

Public Notices

Editor’s Note: Columbia and Marion County fire departments responded to the following calls from... READ MORE