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The East Marion Eagles are coming off the deepest postseason run of all of the Marion County teams by reaching the south state championship but are having to replace some key pieces and are steppi
For the first time in head coach Randy Butler’s three-year tenure, the Columbia Academy senior Cougars finished with a losing record in 2018 and are looking to get back to winning playoff games.
In head coach Chip Bilderback’s first year at the helm, he guided the Columbia Wildcats to an improbable 10-win season and had them looking like a juggernaut for years to come.
A head-on collision on Mississippi 35 South between an 18-wheeler and a Honda Accord during heavy rains Monday afternoon caused serious injuries to both drivers.
Columbia aldermen unanimously approved an annexation ordinance Tuesday evening, which is a main step in the process after more than two years of study.

Fire Report: August 8, 2019

By STAFF,

Monday, July 29

• Medical, 151 Old Morgantown Road, 2:23 p.m., Foxworth responded.

• Medical, 3161 Mississippi 13 S., 7:28 p.m., Pine Burr responded.

• Medical, 457 Stringer Bullock Road, 8:42 p.m., Foxworth responded.

• Medical, 215 Horseshoe Bend Drive, 11:06 p.m., Columbia responded.




County school board hires 4

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Business was short and sweet Tuesday night at the Marion County school board meeting.

The budget for the school year was approved. The advertised amount of the district’s annual budget was $23.4 million.

In other action the board approved the resignation of Topeneka Bridges as a bus driver.

It approved four new hires:




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Mary Annette Rawls Thompson, 93, Columbia

Sports

The East Marion Eagles are coming off the deepest postseason run of all of the Marion County teams... READ MORE

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Mary Annette Rawls Thompson, 93, Columbia

Opinion:

“I really focus on the present, allowing myself to understand my ego but not to identify with it.

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Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law... READ MORE