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Friday Night Lights: CA falls to PCS, West stays perfect

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

For the second year in a row, the West Marion Trojans will enter Region 8-3A play undefeated after topping Vancleave 33-7 on the road Friday night. Meanwhile, PCS proved to be too strong for Columbia Academy to handle on its homecoming night in a lopsided 41-22 loss, and East Marion won a shootout at Bogalusa 48-44.




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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.

 



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Dutharene Rayborn Pittman

By STAFF,

Dutharene Rayborn Pittman

80, Kokomo

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Columbia for Dutharene Rayborn Pittman, 80, of Kokomo, who died on Sunday, Nov. 4 in Hattiesburg.

 


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Nominee wronged

By STAFF,

For the sake of argument, let’s assume the worst about what Christine Blasey Ford is claiming about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Let’s assume it’s all true. (Something, it should be emphasized, he unequivocally denies.)






Jail Docket: July 18, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 8 to July 14. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.


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Grocery closes

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Save-A-Lot closed its doors Sunday after three-and-a-half years in Columbia.

Vendors were in the discount grocery Tuesday morning clearing out merchandise, and a note on the front doors informed customers it had closed permanently.



Annexation update given

By MARK ROGERS,

Columbia aldermen have a lot of information to digest after preliminary numbers have been assembled about annexation.

Consultant Mike Slaughter discussed the data with the board for more than hour during a special meeting Tuesday and will likely continue discussions at this Tuesday’s meeting.



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