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The Columbia Academy Cougars are Class 3A state champions after controlling the action from start to finish against Carroll Academy in the title game at Canton Academy to win 53-37 Saturday night.
The American Red Cross has set up a shelter at New Life Church on Eagle Day Avenue for people whose homes have been affected by the rising flood waters. At 1:15 p.m.
With a trip to the MAIS overall tournament on the line Saturday at Canton Academy, the Columbia Academy Lady Cougars had their season come to an end at the hands of Bowling Green in the Class 3A c
With a 29-point win in the Class 3A state quarterfinals Wednesday, the Cougars are one win away from reaching the state championship.
Despite being the less talked about team on their own campus, the Lady Cougars are one game away from the Class 3A state championship final.

Appointments made

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Columbia Board of Aldermen made more than 20 appointments to various boards during its Feb. 4 meeting.

Those included bodies that manage zoning, historic preservation, schools and the airport.

Aldermen began with the Planning Commission, a seven-member body that deals with zoning changes.





Bill aims at paddling

By SID SALTER,

STARKVILLE — State Rep. Carl Mickens of Brooksville is from the northern part of Noxubee County. A former Noxubee County circuit clerk and justice court judge, Mickens is a second-term Democratic lawmaker who is apparently quite popular with his home county’s voters.





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