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The fields at Columbia and West Marion have been on fire and not just with football.
Editor’s Note: This is the second of a six-part series leading up to Veterans Day honoring veterans of each American war from World War II through the ongoing War on Terror.
A judge added 50 more years Friday to the life sentence Victor Mitchell is serving after being convicted of masterminding a plot to kidnap Columbia businessman Tommy Duff.
The stage is set for an undefeated matchup between West Marion and Columbia Thursday as both won Friday night to remain perfect.
Their winning streak is up to 14 games, and the East Marion Eagles are set to embark on their journey through the Class 1A/3A playoffs.




Harry Taylor Sr. 77, Columbia


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Columbia Presbyterian Preschool Speech Clinic, Oct. 17


Last week presented a fun opportunity for the newspaper to host a reporting trip of students from... READ MORE

Public Notices

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