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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.

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

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.



City revisits paving plan

By MARK ROGERS,

After receiving bids that were much higher than expected for paving projects around the city, the Columbia Board of Aldermen and Mayor Justin McKenzie are seeking solutions for crumbling infrastructure.

During last Tuesday’s Board meeting, Engineer Sean Burns spoke about a recent bid opening to repair several streets.







Suit targets pillmakers

By CHARLIE SMITH,

As the opioid crisis continues to spread across the nation, Marion County officials are considering suing drug manufacturers to recoup costs.

Marion County ranks second behind Forrest County in opioid use in Mississippi with 182.9 prescriptions per 100 residents, a number that concerns the Board of Supervisors.



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