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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
Close to 50 people came to the Marion County Museum & Archives Friday night for the unveiling of the new exhibit, “Marion County Vietnam Veterans.”




City increases water rates

By MARK ROGERS,

The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted 4-1 Tuesday to raise water rates 3 percent in 2018 after voting down the price hike at its previous meeting.

Aldermen Wendell Hammond, Jason Stringer, Mike Smith and Ed Hough voted for the increase, and Alderwoman Anna Evans voted against it.



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Community dinner set

By MARK ROGERS,

A group of Marion County volunteers plans to make the holidays special for some people who might not get the chance to celebrate.

A community-wide Christmas dinner will begin at noon at Calvary Baptist Church, 1309 Church St., and last until at least 3 p.m.


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