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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.


Police hold DUI push

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Columbia Police Department is reminding folks to “drive sober or get pulled over” this holiday weekend.

During the Labor Day Weekend the CPD is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an effort to combat drunk driving and save lives.





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High expectation for West band

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

West Marion Band Director Ryan Pippin is leading the 2019-2020 marching band into exile.

“Exile” is the name of the program the band is performing this year. Music will include creation music excerpts from the Rites of Spring and a couple of songs from Coldplay. It is loosely based on the story of Adam and Eve.




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Obituaries

Sandra Watson Lampton 81, Gainesville, Ga.

Sports

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

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Ebb and Polly Dunaway Morgan Family Reunion, Oct. 12

Opinion:

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