Today's Top Stories

Three people were arrested last week as Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a drug search warrant in Foxworth.

Columbia High School’s musical rehearsals are under way as “The Little Mermaid” comes to life. The show will be March 1 and March 2 in the Crystelle Ford Auditorium.

The flood-swollen Pearl River swept away a trailer in Marion County Sunday and nearly claimed a home.

The damage happened in Riverview Estates off Mississippi 43 South, about 13 miles south of Columbia.

The Marion County School District recognized West Marion Primary’s Rebekah Martin as its District Teacher of the Year during an awards ceremony Monday.

Officials praised the first-grade teacher for engaging students.

West Marion took home a championship Jan. 10 to cap off an undefeated 14-0 season, but it wasn’t a high school squad. The junior high Lady Trojans dominated Sumrall to take home the Tri-County Conference Championship.

East Marion (13-5, 2-0) extended its winning streak to nine games with a pair of district wins last week and learned some lessons along the way.

City to explore annexation


The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.



Danny Harold Gore

61, Columbia


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