Today's Top Stories

The Columbia Wildcats’ undefeated season came to a screeching halt Friday night in the south state championship as Jeff Davis County upended the Wildcats 27-7 on Columbia’s home field.
With how dominant the Columbia Wildcats have been all season long, it seemed like it would take a perfect storm for them to be tamed and fail to win the Class 3A state championship.
With football season coming to an end Friday night in Marion County, it’s time to start reflecting on the 2019 season and handing out awards.
The Columbia Girl Scout Service Unit created a friendship bench for the second grade playground at Columbia Primary School in honor of Gentry Terrell.
The Yard of the Month committee, which is sponsored by the MCDP, introduced its new 2020 leaders Monday.

Rankin wins yard of month


The November Yard of the Month has been awarded to Cheryl Rankin.

Rankin, who lives on Sumrall Road, has a beautiful, manicured yard. But that wasn’t the case two years ago when she moved back home. Her mother’s health had been failing so the yard wasn’t able to be kept up.

Jail Docket: Oct. 31, 2019


Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

FoKelia Lakendra Akins, 40, Tylertown, arrested by CPD, charged with controlled substance sale.

Supervisor, pastor, friend: Newsom plays many leadership roles in Marion County


Calvin Newsom is a well-known and respected leader in Marion County, serving the community from the pulpit and in local government.

The 56-year-old has spent more than two decades on the Marion County Board of Supervisors and pastors John the Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia.



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Public Notices

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