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Danny Harold Gore

By STAFF,

Danny Harold Gore

61, Columbia

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Calvary Baptist Church for Danny Harold Gore, 61, of Columbia, who died on Saturday, Jan. 12 at his residence. Bro. Millard Moak will officiate at the services.






Be careful about web subsidies

Momentum is building across Mississippi to allow rural electric cooperatives to provide high-speed internet. The state House Public Utilities Committee passed a bill Monday that would do so, and it seems likely that the idea will ultimately pass with support from both Republicans and Democrats.



CHS musical cast announced

By MARK ROGERS,

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 cast is rehearsing Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each week, and more rehearsals will be held as the production dates move closer.




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Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

By STAFF,

Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

90, Columbia

 

Private services will be held at a later date for Helen J. Sanders Sweatt, 90, who died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

 

She was a lifelong resident of Columbia.

 

She was preceded in death by a son, Herbie Ray Reid.

 






South Mississippi connection in the NFL

Jordan Thomas from Sumrall, left, swapped jersey’s with Marion County’s Logan Cooke after the regular-season finale Sunday in Houston between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans. The rookies played together at Mississippi State, and both had solid first years. Cooke, a punter, averaged 45.02 yards (41.26 net) for the Jaguars (5-11).






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Board smart on sales tax

For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.











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Board smart on sales tax

For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.











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