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Columbia, East Marion and West Marion all advanced to the second round of the playoffs tonight with blowout home victories, while Columbia Academy was eliminated on the road in a close second-roun
Despite missing her entire junior season, West Marion senior Hannah Miller signed to play softball at Pearl River Community College Friday morning.
Columbia High School’s Aiden Singley will get the chance to continue his baseball career in college after signing with Copiah-Lincoln Community College Friday morning.
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth of a six-part series leading through Veterans Day and up to the Wall that Heals visit honoring veterans of each American war from World War II through the ongoing
Close to 50 people came to the Marion County Museum & Archives Friday night for the unveiling of the new exhibit, “Marion County Vietnam Veterans.”

Jobless rate drops

Marion County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in August from 6.2 percent in July, although there were actually less employed people in the county in August.

That’s because the labor force fell from 10,330 in July to 10,060 in August, according to numbers the Mississippi Department of Employment Security released this week.



County budget finalized

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Marion County Board of Supervisors heard the final numbers on its 2019-2020 budget Thursday with changes made to reflect the board’s decision not to raise taxes.

County CPA Charlie Prince emphasized department heads must stay on track with their spending for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1.




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Steven Dana Miller 61, Columbia

Sports

Columbia, East Marion and West Marion all advanced to the second round of the playoffs tonight... READ MORE

Social

Organizers said the third annual Ebb and Polly Dunaway Morgan Family Reunion was a huge success on... READ MORE

Opinion:

Columbia, I’ve had enough. This culture has done gone too crazy. We’ve leaped over the edge.... READ MORE

Public Notices

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Oct. 14 to Oct.... READ MORE