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More than a month after a deadly tornado roared through the southern part of Marion County, the federal government on Friday declared a disaster area, opening up assistance for businesses and resi
Hunter Courtney, a senior at Columbia Academy, was chosen as by his teacher, Elmer Blanchard, as the top second-year HVAC student at the Marion County Career and Technology Center.
Although a date hasn’t been set yet, East Marion High School plans to honor its award-winning student athletes soon with custom trophies and plaques.
West Marion High School honored its graduating athletes Friday night during its senior celebration with custom plaques.
Custom Trophy & Engraving in Foxworth crafted unique plaques to honor award winners in the Marion County School District.

Obituary: Mary York

Mary York

70, Sumrall

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Woodlawn Cemetery for Mary York, 70, of Sumrall, who died on Monday, May 4 in Tylertown.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements.

City honors hospital workers


Marion General Hospital employees greet a parade in their honor Thursday hosted by the City of Columbia. Fire, police and other municipal vehicles rode by to thank nurses and health care workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. This week is National Nurses Week, and next week is National Hospital Week.

Mississippi Scholars


Wednesday afternoon the Mississippi Scholars and Mississippi TechMasters students were announced. The MCDP Education Chair Jan Sears, left, and Columbia High School Counselor Keri Armstrong draw for the scholarships that are being awarded to students.


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