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Columbia came into Thursday night’s road matchup with West Marion aiming to accomplish three things: beat the Trojans for the first time since 2013, claim its first Marion County Football Championship since 2008 and remain undefeated in district...

Columbia officials continued working to clean up blighted properties across the city, taking action on nearly two dozen Tuesday night.

Columbia Academy dropped a 32-26 decision to Bowling Green Thursday night, giving the Buccaneers the district title and sending the Cougars on the road next week for the first round of the playoffs.

As he spoke to members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbia about a variety of things, Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton confirmed that he is running for state treasurer.

Michaela Andrews of Foxworth, front row, far left, is the student body maid for the 2018 University of Southern Mississippi homecoming court. The court will be presented at halftime of the USM vs.

The legislature would have to give special approval for a sheriff’s shooting range on land near the Columbian-Marion County Airport because it’s designated for industrial use.

Adventures In Eating: Cheese, part 2: Developing your palette


Last week we discussed a number of facts about one of the oldest foods created and eaten on this planet. I related a story about Mr. Ed Edelman of The Ideal Cheese Shop in New York. Out of curiosity, I emailed The Ideal Cheese Shop. The reply to my email said that Mr. Edelman was living happily and healthily in Florida.

Judicial races fill ballot


The Nov. 6 ballot features a number of statewide races, but Marion County voters will also cast votes in several judicial contests.

They will help elect two new judges in the 10th Chancery District with the retirement of Place 3 Senior Chancellor Johnnie L. Williams and Place 4 Chancellor Ronald M. Doleac.



Janet Rolanda Lee

62, Elkmont, Ala.


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Public Notices

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