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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.
The Marion County Board of Supervisors had a relatively quiet week this week while in session with the exception of one visitor.
Mississippi State Athletic Director John Cohen came to Columbia this week to talk about the success the Bulldogs have had in multiple sports.
The Mississippi Department of Education announced this week the formation of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, which includes five students from Columbia High School.

Fire Report: Sept. 5, 2019


Monday, Aug. 26

Medical, 419 Jones Lane, 7:06 a.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 917 Gill St., 5:12 p.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 357 Friendship Church Road, 5:42 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Medical, 203 Arthur B. Johnson Lane, 9:02 p.m., South Marion responded.


Federal money allocated for Williamsburg Road bridges


The U.S. Department of Transportation is allocating $6.6 million to the Mississippi Department of Transportation replace eight bridges in Southwest Mississippi, including in Marion County.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the grants Aug. 29 during remarks at the Coastal Region Transportation Summit in Biloxi.



Sandra Watson Lampton 81, Gainesville, Ga.


The stage is set for an undefeated matchup between West Marion and Columbia Thursday as both won... READ MORE


Ebb and Polly Dunaway Morgan Family Reunion, Oct. 12


The holidays are coming. It’s in the air.

Public Notices

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending... READ MORE