Today's Top Stories

The latest round of campaign finance reports covering money received and spent during June were due to the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office by July 10.
Columbia Mayor Justin McKenzie says neither he nor Police Chief Michael Kelly are aware of any investigation pending against an officer hired this week who resigned from the Forrest County Sheriff
S.B. Dale Jr. of Columbia gave his life for the cause of freedom during World War II, and the people of the tiny village in France where the Army pilot died have never forgotten.
The East Marion Eagles volleyball team remains extremely talented heading into the 2019 season and is hoping to finally reach the mountain top.
The West Marion Trojans volleyball team will try to do something it has never done before in 2019: Make the playoffs.

Brooms win top yard for July

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

Katie Broom and her family at 1402 Broad St. are honored to be the recipients of the July Yard of the Month.

“It’s an honor because I do take pride in my yard,” Broom said. “I’ve done everything myself, and I love to keep a neat yard.”

Broom added it was an unexpected honor, and she appreciates being chosen.





County schools close year

A brief meeting was held Monday night to close out the fiscal year for the Marion County School District School Board.

The board approved the following resignations:

• Casey Sullivan Taylor as assistant state literacy coordinator;

• Melissa Taylor as West Marion High School counselor.



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