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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
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.

Fire report, Oct. 10, 2019

Monday, Sept. 30

Medical, 510 Dale St., 8:01 a.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 47 Lampton Heights Lane, 9:24 a.m., South Marion responded.

Medical, 1400 William St., 12:52 p.m., Columbia responded.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Medical, 1626 Sumrall Road, 10:55 a.m., Columbia responded.


Saving their best for last


There’s only one week left in the season, but the West Marion Trojans are playing their best volleyball of the year.

The Trojans (11-12, 7-4) have continued to play dominant volleyball since beating Seminary Sept. 23, which head coach Todd Pittman said was the best they’ve played all year, and have now won four straight.



Harry Taylor Sr. 77, Columbia


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Public Notices

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