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Columbia and West Marion blew out their opening opponents of 2019 Friday night, while Columbia Academy lost a hard-fought rivalry contest on the road.
The West Marion Trojans’ 2018 season was a tale of two halves.
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.


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Mary Annette Rawls Thompson, 93, Columbia


The West Marion Trojans’ 2018 season was a tale of two halves.


Mary Annette Rawls Thompson, 93, Columbia


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

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