Today's Top Stories

For the seventh year in a row, Columbia Elementary School students in Angela Johnson’s home room brought famous African-Americans to life last week.

Plans for the annual Marion County Cattlemen’s Rodeo are being finalized, and this year’s rodeo will get a head start with a promotion this weekend at Gentry Day.

An architect writing a book about the historic houses of the Gulf Coast region calls the John Ford Home “the most important house that has never been measured and drawn.”

Until now, that is.

Homes on Mary Street recently purchased by the Columbia School District are being torn down to make way for parking across from Columbia Elementary School.

Superintendent Jason Harris said this week that the houses have been stripped.

Both the Columbia Academy Cougars and Lady Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the South State AAA Tournament last week at Adams County Christian but were ousted by the eventual state champions.

The East Marion Eagles (22-3) advanced to the second round of the Class 1A state playoffs Tuesday night with a highly competitive 62-48 home win over Durant.

Fire Calls: August 10, 2017


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Monday, July 31

• Medical, 717 Mississippi Ave., 5:31 a.m., Columbia responded.