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Cougars win state title


The Columbia Academy Cougars are Class 3A state champions after controlling the action from start to finish against Carroll Academy in the title game at Canton Academy to win 53-37 Saturday night.

Columbia Academy (35-2) only trailed during the first minute of the game and suffocated Carroll’s offense.

Obituary: Benny L. Brady

Benny L. Brady

68, Houma, La.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Colonial Funeral Home for Benny L. Brady, 68, of Houma, La., who died on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in Houma.

Burial followed in New Bunker Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Kevin Shows officiated at the services.

Jail Docket: February 20, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Feb 10 to Feb 16. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Vivian Ashlock, 21, Columbia, arrested by CPD, charged with FTA warrant; shoplifting warrant.



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.