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“Operation Real Deal” netted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office 14 arrests on Good Friday in an effort to remove drug dealers from the streets.

Marion County’s population is continuing to decline, according to 2018 census estimates released last week.

More than 30 people joined Pastor Terry Weems and members of his congregation at New Life Fellowship Church for their third annual Holy Walk Friday.

While their first-round script was far from what anyone had in mind, the West Marion Trojans’ second-round opponent produces a story that has been told many times over: redemption.

The Columbia Wildcats advanced to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday without ever taking the field in the first round.

With a severe thunderstorm dropping a copious amount of water onto the streets Thursday, Columbia got the chance to test out its theory on how to prevent flooding downtown — with immediate...











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