Today's Top Stories

PURVIS -- It wasn’t without a fight, but the Columbia Academy Cougars claimed the Class 3A south state championship Saturday night with a 59-44 over Clinton Christian at Lamar Christian.
For 15 years Ability LLC excelled in Foxworth, but the business grew too large and has now moved to 502 S. High School Ave., behind Columbia Auto Service.
Open Wings of Outreach Care held its inaugural Black Heritage Program Wednesday at the Marion County BusinessPlex Community Room.
On Tuesday Columbia Police Chief Michael Kelly was part of a ceremony at the Capitol in Jackson honoring Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn on legislation to combat human trafficking.
Tuesday night Marion County citizens opposing annexation held a meeting at The Church on Main.

TV host Grayson speaking at church

Emmanuel Baptist Church will have special guest Walt Grayson on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Grayson, the host of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Mississippi Roads will share some amazing stories from around the state along with his personal testimony. Grayson is a fifth-generation Mississippian, born and raised in Greenville.

Officer of Month recognized

At the city board meeting on Tuesday, a Certificate of Commendation was awarded to Officer Ronda Fuller, and the Officer of the Month distinction was awarded to Brandon Carney. Both played a role in an incident involving a Columbia High School special needs student.

Terry, Regan to wed

David and Nelda Terry of Bunker Hill announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Katie Leigh Terry of Bunker Hill, to Samuel Jared Regan of Foxworth, son of Gary and Melissa Regan of Foxworth.

Wreck claims 2 lives on 98


Marion County is grieving the loss of what it feels like “one of its own” following a fatal accident that claimed the life of former Columbia resident Forrest Phillips and another man.

Phillips, 60, of Hattiesburg was killed in a head-on collision at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday in Walthall County near the Pike County line.



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Public Notices

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