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Columbia’s Christmas celebration will continue after the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a contract Thursday with a company backed by the businessman who launched the phenomenally successfu
The Columbia Board of Alderman will have an environmental study done before making a decision about accepting the proposed donation of the former Reichhold Chemical Plant property.
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Eighteen years ago nearly to the day, 7-0 West Marion hosted 7-0 Columbia and beat the Wildcats 12-7 on a Thursday night.
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Fire Report: October 3, 2019

By STAFF,

Monday, Sept. 23

Medical, Ford St./Garden Ave., 3:54 p.m., Columbia responded.

Grass/woods fire, Mississippi 13 N., 5:43 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Medical, 425 Old Mississippi 13 N., 9:21 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Medical, 1420 Ridgewood Drive, 11:50 p.m., Columbia responded.




Jobless rate drops

Marion County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in August from 6.2 percent in July, although there were actually less employed people in the county in August.

That’s because the labor force fell from 10,330 in July to 10,060 in August, according to numbers the Mississippi Department of Employment Security released this week.



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County budget finalized

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Marion County Board of Supervisors heard the final numbers on its 2019-2020 budget Thursday with changes made to reflect the board’s decision not to raise taxes.

County CPA Charlie Prince emphasized department heads must stay on track with their spending for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1.





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Obituaries

Harry Taylor Sr. 77, Columbia

Sports

Columbia Academy hosted its annual Caleb Coleman Invitational Wednesday and had hundreds of... READ MORE

Social

Columbia Presbyterian Preschool Speech Clinic, Oct. 17

Opinion:

The idea of building a new sports complex in Columbia is a cause that is near and dear to me as... READ MORE

Public Notices

Editor’s Note: Columbia and Marion County fire departments responded to the following calls from... READ MORE