Today's Top Stories

The latest round of campaign finance reports covering money received and spent during June were due to the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office by July 10.
Columbia Mayor Justin McKenzie says neither he nor Police Chief Michael Kelly are aware of any investigation pending against an officer hired this week who resigned from the Forrest County Sheriff
S.B. Dale Jr. of Columbia gave his life for the cause of freedom during World War II, and the people of the tiny village in France where the Army pilot died have never forgotten.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help for information about a large private party Friday night that ended with three injured by gunfire.
The Mississippi National Guard is believing the third time is a charm.





Aldermen studying annexation

By MARK ROGERS,

Columbia aldermen are getting public feedback and driving to check the proposed annexation area after last week’s meeting with consultant Mike Slaughter.

It’s the beginning of a long process of deciding whether a plan that could triple the city’s area and add about 1,900 residents is needed.


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Arrest made in armed robbery at Foxworth convenience store

By MARK ROGERS,

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery at Cox’s Triangle convenience store in Foxworth last month.

Late Friday, investigators took Antonio White, 28, of Foxworth into custody and charged him with armed robbery. His bond was set Monday at $100,000 in Marion County Justice Court.


Arrest made in armed robbery at Foxworth convenience store

By MARK ROGERS,

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery at Cox’s Triangle convenience store in Foxworth last month.

Late Friday, investigators took Antonio White, 28, of Foxworth into custody and charged him with armed robbery. His bond was set Monday at $100,000 in Marion County Justice Court.




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