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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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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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Get proof, not assumptions

By KENNETH MCNEASE,

Greetings to all the fine folks of Columbia and Marion County. I sincerely hope everyone enjoyed a safe and blessed Thanksgiving. I would like share a personal opinion on a certain topic that I hope will enlighten everyone in America as well as give our community an opportunity to get on the map so to speak.




Simply spectacular

By MARK ROGERS,

Record crowds estimated at between 8,000 and 10,000 lined the streets for Saturday’s Kiwanis Club of Columbia Christmas Parade followed by a light show and fireworks.

The parade featured a little bit of everything, from marching bands to the Honey Island Clydesdales and dozens of floats from local schools, churches and businesses.



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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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