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The ultimate friend of the people

Oliver Emmerich, a conservative Mississippian who founded the company that has owned this newspaper for decades, understood more than most the danger of championing a free and independent press. During the tumultuous summer of 1963, the KKK burned crosses at his home and newspaper office, the Enterprise-Journal in McComb.


Variance clears way for car wash


A new car wash is coming to U.S. 98 near Griner Drilling Service.

Builder Jody Jordan addressed the Columbia Board of Aldermen Tuesday before the Board voted to give him a variance for an extra 5 feet, which he said is needed for proper traffic flow.

He said the tunnel-style facility will be an “Express Car Wash.”

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Citizen volunteers to lobby for better roads

What started as a complaint about road conditions ended with a pledge to help the Marion County Board of Supervisors lobby state officials for more money for roads and bridges.


Moree-Lee to wed


Lee and Mary Moree of Columbia, along with Jason and Melissa Rasp of Alabama, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Staci Leighanne Moree to Jeffery Aaron Lee, son of Mr. Jeffrey and Angela Lee of Bassfield. The couple will wed Oct. 14, 2017. The Rev.