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The stage is set for an undefeated matchup between West Marion and Columbia Thursday as both won Friday night to remain perfect.
Their winning streak is up to 14 games, and the East Marion Eagles are set to embark on their journey through the Class 1A/3A playoffs.
The Marion County Board of Supervisors had a relatively quiet week this week while in session with the exception of one visitor.
Mississippi State Athletic Director John Cohen came to Columbia this week to talk about the success the Bulldogs have had in multiple sports.
The Mississippi Department of Education announced this week the formation of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, which includes five students from Columbia High School.

Schools to budget snow makeup days


Next year the Columbia School District will have predetermined makeup days to be used if school is cancelled because of weather.

That decision was made before this week’s snow and ice, which resulted in school dismissing early Tuesday and being out Wednesday and Thursday. The district hasn’t set yet when it will make up those days.

Clerk shot in armed robbery


Columbia police are seeking information on suspects who shot a clerk at the Family Dollar on South High School Avenue during an armed robbery Saturday morning.

Detective Capt. Rita Pickering said they are looking for two suspects who were wearing long jackets, toboggans and scarves that covered their faces.




Sandra Watson Lampton 81, Gainesville, Ga.


The stage is set for an undefeated matchup between West Marion and Columbia Thursday as both won... READ MORE


Ebb and Polly Dunaway Morgan Family Reunion, Oct. 12


The holidays are coming. It’s in the air.

Public Notices

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending... READ MORE