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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

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.





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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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

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