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Wildcats wallop Velma Jackson

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

The Columbia Wildcats dominated in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday night in a start-to-finish 25-7 blowout of Velma Jackson on their home field.

No. 1 ranked Columbia (12-0) forced four turnovers defensively, rushed for more than 250 yards and threw two touchdowns to take down the Falcons (7-5).




Two-party system has merits

By WYATT EMMERICH,

Mississippi’s local and state elections are done for another four years. The Republican Party stays in power.

Unlike many elections around the world, few people questioned the validity of our state’s election process. It is a great blessing to live in a state and country that has a legitimate and trusted democratic process.




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McCoy tough, competent Speaker

By SID SALTER,

STARKVILLE — Mississippi House Speaker William J. “Billy” McCoy was a second-generation state lawmaker, a college-educated vocational agriculture teacher, a Farmers Home Administration loan officer and briefly an auditor for the state — and yes, he was a farmer and one of his family’s successful cash crops was red wiggler worms.


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Jail Docket: Oct. 31, 2019

By STAFF REPORTS,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

FoKelia Lakendra Akins, 40, Tylertown, arrested by CPD, charged with controlled substance sale.


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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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Flavous Payne Williams 92, Morgantown

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