NEW ORLEANS — The Columbian-Progress staff garnered 14 awards, including five firsts, in the annual statewide newspaper contest.
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Monday, Nov. 6
After a quarter century owning and operating Mainstreet Gifts, Judy Bean still has the same love for the gift industry as when she began.
“You form relationships with people that you probably would never have crossed paths with that are lifetime relationships,” she said.
Caleb Batie has had to scratch, claw and battle since the moment he graduated from West Marion to be noticed. Without having any offers coming out of high school, Batie walked on at Pearl River Community College and redshirted as a freshman.
For such a young team to battle adversity and still have the success West Marion did this season — winning six games and advancing to the second round of the playoffs after an 0-3 start — the 2017 campaign for the Trojans has to be viewed as a success despite Friday night’s 34-6 home loss to Hazlehurst.
It was a long night in Louisville for East Marion as Nanih Waiya (13-0) cruised to a 51-12 win over the Eagles.
While there weren’t many highlights in the game for the Eagles, head coach Kevin Jackson saw some positive developments from a pair of underclassmen.
Columbia Academy simply ran into a buzz saw of an opponent Friday night at Indianola Academy — a team that hasn’t lost a game since the 2015 state championship and that loss came after a 14-0 start — and fell 43-16.