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The stage is set for an undefeated matchup between West Marion and Columbia Thursday as both won Friday night to remain perfect.
Their winning streak is up to 14 games, and the East Marion Eagles are set to embark on their journey through the Class 1A/3A playoffs.
The Marion County Board of Supervisors had a relatively quiet week this week while in session with the exception of one visitor.
Mississippi State Athletic Director John Cohen came to Columbia this week to talk about the success the Bulldogs have had in multiple sports.
The Mississippi Department of Education announced this week the formation of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, which includes five students from Columbia High School.






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Fire Report: October 3, 2019

By STAFF,

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.


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Obituaries

Sandra Watson Lampton 81, Gainesville, Ga.

Sports

The stage is set for an undefeated matchup between West Marion and Columbia Thursday as both won... READ MORE

Social

Ebb and Polly Dunaway Morgan Family Reunion, Oct. 12

Opinion:

The holidays are coming. It’s in the air.

Public Notices

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending... READ MORE