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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


Weary of potholes

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Resident petitions about road conditions; county points to tight budgets

A citizen presented petitions for better roads to the Marion County Board of Supervisors at its meeting Monday, but supervisors said they are doing all they can with the resources at hand.


Fire Report: August 8, 2019

By STAFF,

Monday, July 29

• Medical, 151 Old Morgantown Road, 2:23 p.m., Foxworth responded.

• Medical, 3161 Mississippi 13 S., 7:28 p.m., Pine Burr responded.

• Medical, 457 Stringer Bullock Road, 8:42 p.m., Foxworth responded.

• Medical, 215 Horseshoe Bend Drive, 11:06 p.m., Columbia responded.



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County school board hires 4

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Business was short and sweet Tuesday night at the Marion County school board meeting.

The budget for the school year was approved. The advertised amount of the district’s annual budget was $23.4 million.

In other action the board approved the resignation of Topeneka Bridges as a bus driver.

It approved four new hires:




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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

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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