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Columbia came into Thursday night’s road matchup with West Marion aiming to accomplish three things: beat the Trojans for the first time since 2013, claim its first Marion County Football Championship since 2008 and remain undefeated in district...

Columbia officials continued working to clean up blighted properties across the city, taking action on nearly two dozen Tuesday night.

Columbia Academy dropped a 32-26 decision to Bowling Green Thursday night, giving the Buccaneers the district title and sending the Cougars on the road next week for the first round of the playoffs.

As he spoke to members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbia about a variety of things, Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton confirmed that he is running for state treasurer.

Michaela Andrews of Foxworth, front row, far left, is the student body maid for the 2018 University of Southern Mississippi homecoming court. The court will be presented at halftime of the USM vs.

The legislature would have to give special approval for a sheriff’s shooting range on land near the Columbian-Marion County Airport because it’s designated for industrial use.









Annexation questions asked

By MARK ROGERS,

If the city of Columbia decides to incorporate some surrounding areas, will lower fire insurance costs offset increased property taxes?

Would residents formerly outside city limits still be able to burn brush piles or keep livestock? How about shooting guns or fireworks?



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Janet Rolanda Lee

62, Elkmont, Ala.


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The following land transactions were listed as completed during the week of Oct. 9 in the... READ MORE