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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.




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.



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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.



County budget finalized

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Marion County Board of Supervisors heard the final numbers on its 2019-2020 budget Thursday with changes made to reflect the board’s decision not to raise taxes.

County CPA Charlie Prince emphasized department heads must stay on track with their spending for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1.


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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