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Sinclair CPA, PLLC works with many small businesses in the area, along with individuals, with their finances and taxes.

Louis Morgan had an experience over the weekend that most historians would love to have – and one he believes all Mississippians should experience.

Firefighters from two area departments battled an early morning blaze just outside the city limits Thursday.

A Columbia man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Columbia-Purvis Road.

Hubert Leroy Powell, 73, died in the crash according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Pete Williams.

For decades, Ronnie Herrington influenced young musicians in Columbia.

Kristian Agoglia has always enjoyed Christmas lights.

Agoglia, vice president of Looks Great Services and a Brooklyn, New York, native, said he was happy to be a part of helping downtown Columbia shine for the holidays.



Person of interest in custody

By MARK ROGERS,

A person of interest in a suspicious death investigation from Friday night in Kokomo was taken into custody without incident Sunday morning.
Shortly before 9, Marion and Wathall County deputies responded to a tip in Wathall County on Henry Smith Road where Ronnie Smith was located and taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.



Ard-Pace to wed

By STAFF,

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Pace Sr. of Foxworth proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Jerry Pace Jr. of Foxworth, to Lila Ard of Tylertown, the daughter of Robert and Jessica Ard of Tylertown.

The groom is the grandson of the late Rose Courtney and the late Fred and Mattie Pace.






County test scores boosted by more rigorous academic courses

By MARK ROGERS,

Offering more Advanced Placement and dual credit college classes helped the Marion County School District jump from a C to a B in state ratings.

The district’s overall score jumped five points from 590 to 595 on a 1,000-point scale and much of that increase came from students’ participation and performance in those courses.


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