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The Columbia Wildcats’ undefeated season came to a screeching halt Friday night in the south state championship as Jeff Davis County upended the Wildcats 27-7 on Columbia’s home field.
With how dominant the Columbia Wildcats have been all season long, it seemed like it would take a perfect storm for them to be tamed and fail to win the Class 3A state championship.
With football season coming to an end Friday night in Marion County, it’s time to start reflecting on the 2019 season and handing out awards.
The Columbia Girl Scout Service Unit created a friendship bench for the second grade playground at Columbia Primary School in honor of Gentry Terrell.
The Yard of the Month committee, which is sponsored by the MCDP, introduced its new 2020 leaders Monday.

Fire Report: October 3, 2019


Monday, Sept. 23

Medical, Ford St./Garden Ave., 3:54 p.m., Columbia responded.

Grass/woods fire, Mississippi 13 N., 5:43 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Medical, 425 Old Mississippi 13 N., 9:21 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Medical, 1420 Ridgewood Drive, 11:50 p.m., Columbia responded.

Jobless rate drops

Marion County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in August from 6.2 percent in July, although there were actually less employed people in the county in August.

That’s because the labor force fell from 10,330 in July to 10,060 in August, according to numbers the Mississippi Department of Employment Security released this week.

County budget finalized


The Marion County Board of Supervisors heard the final numbers on its 2019-2020 budget Thursday with changes made to reflect the board’s decision not to raise taxes.

County CPA Charlie Prince emphasized department heads must stay on track with their spending for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1.



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Public Notices

The following marriage licenses were filed in Marion County Circuit Court in November: Robert... READ MORE