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PURVIS -- It wasn’t without a fight, but the Columbia Academy Cougars claimed the Class 3A south state championship Saturday night with a 59-44 over Clinton Christian at Lamar Christian.
For 15 years Ability LLC excelled in Foxworth, but the business grew too large and has now moved to 502 S. High School Ave., behind Columbia Auto Service.
Open Wings of Outreach Care held its inaugural Black Heritage Program Wednesday at the Marion County BusinessPlex Community Room.
On Tuesday Columbia Police Chief Michael Kelly was part of a ceremony at the Capitol in Jackson honoring Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn on legislation to combat human trafficking.
Tuesday night Marion County citizens opposing annexation held a meeting at The Church on Main.

Fire Report: February 13, 2020

Monday, Feb. 3

Medical, 1004 West Ave., 8:59 a.m., Columbia responded.

Smoke, Lumberton Road, 12:39 p.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 1837 Mississippi 35 S., 3:58 p.m., Southwest Marion responded.

Vehicle accident, East Ave./Broad St., 4:07 p.m., Columbia responded.

Jail Docket: February 13, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Feb 3 to Feb 9. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Deric Dewayne Adams, 43, Carson, arrested by CPD, charged with DUI 1st offense-(1)(a) under the influence of liquor.

First Southern promotes two

First Southern Bank on Second Street recently announced the promotions of two long-tenured employees.

Nick Davis, who previously served as vice president and branch manager, was promoted to chief credit officer, and former Vice President and BSA Officer Dawn Prach is the new chief compliance officer.

Appointments made


The Columbia Board of Aldermen made more than 20 appointments to various boards during its Feb. 4 meeting.

Those included bodies that manage zoning, historic preservation, schools and the airport.

Aldermen began with the Planning Commission, a seven-member body that deals with zoning changes.



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Public Notices

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