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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.”




Police hold DUI push

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Columbia Police Department is reminding folks to “drive sober or get pulled over” this holiday weekend.

During the Labor Day Weekend the CPD is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an effort to combat drunk driving and save lives.



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High expectation for West band

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

West Marion Band Director Ryan Pippin is leading the 2019-2020 marching band into exile.

“Exile” is the name of the program the band is performing this year. Music will include creation music excerpts from the Rites of Spring and a couple of songs from Coldplay. It is loosely based on the story of Adam and Eve.


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Steven Dana Miller 61, Columbia

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Columbia, East Marion and West Marion all advanced to the second round of the playoffs tonight... READ MORE

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Organizers said the third annual Ebb and Polly Dunaway Morgan Family Reunion was a huge success on... READ MORE

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Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Oct. 14 to Oct.... READ MORE