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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
A year ago the Columbia Wildcats announced themselves as contenders to the rest of Class 3A by knocking off Jeff Davis County in the regular season only to lose to the Jaguars when it mattered mos
The fields at Columbia and West Marion have been on fire and not just with football.
Editor’s Note: This is the second of a six-part series leading up to Veterans Day honoring veterans of each American war from World War II through the ongoing War on Terror.



CFD offering smoke detectors

By MARK ROGERS,

Seconds count when fire strikes and the Columbia Fire Department is helping to ensure residents have a fighting chance to discover fires in their homes before it is too late.

The CFD has nearly 100 smoke detectors to distribute this fall thanks to a grant from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.




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Court upholds parole ruling

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A state appeals court says a convicted murderer from Marion County is not entitled to a parole hearing every year.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled on Herman Barnes’ case Tuesday. It said a 2014 law requiring annual parole review does not apply to people convicted before that law was passed.




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Obituaries

Harry Taylor Sr. 77, Columbia

Sports

Eighteen years ago nearly to the day, 7-0 West Marion hosted 7-0 Columbia and beat the Wildcats 12... READ MORE

Social

Columbia Presbyterian Preschool Speech Clinic, Oct. 17

Opinion:

Last week presented a fun opportunity for the newspaper to host a reporting trip of students from... READ MORE

Public Notices

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