Today's Top Stories

PURVIS -- It wasn’t without a fight, but the Columbia Academy Cougars claimed the Class 3A south state championship Saturday night with a 59-44 over Clinton Christian at Lamar Christian.
For 15 years Ability LLC excelled in Foxworth, but the business grew too large and has now moved to 502 S. High School Ave., behind Columbia Auto Service.
Open Wings of Outreach Care held its inaugural Black Heritage Program Wednesday at the Marion County BusinessPlex Community Room.
On Tuesday Columbia Police Chief Michael Kelly was part of a ceremony at the Capitol in Jackson honoring Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn on legislation to combat human trafficking.
Tuesday night Marion County citizens opposing annexation held a meeting at The Church on Main.

Jail Docket: February 6, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Jan. 27 to Feb 3. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Clifton Rashad Abram, 39, Columbia, arrested by MCSO, charged with sale of controlled substance.

Hospital adds equipment


A new piece of equipment at Marion General Hospital can help people know if their bones are getting weak — potentially preempting a devastating hip break or other fracture.

Brooke McCain, the hospital's radiology supervisor, said they're excited to be able to offer the bone density scans to patients.



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Public Notices

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