Today's Top Stories

East Marion superstar big man John Rawls elected to forego opportunities to play Division I basketball next season and instead will take his talents to Ellisville to play at Jones County Junior...

With a severe thunderstorm dropping a copious amount of water onto the streets Thursday, Columbia got the chance to test out its theory on how to prevent flooding downtown — with immediate...

A UPS truck and an 18-wheeler crashed in slick conditions Thursday afternoon on U.S. 98 near Pierce Road east of Columbia.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Jackson Hewitt Supervisor Nichole Guy.)


Q: When and where were you born?

For the past 13 years, Azteca Mexican Restaurant has been a go-to eatery in the heart of Columbia for the community.

Due to the inclement weather Thursday, there has been some changes to playoff baseball schedule. The updated schedule is as follows. 

West Marion

Jail Docket: April 18, 2019


Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from April 8 to April 14. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.


Trailer involved in family dispute burns down Tuesday


A property owner in northeast Marion County reported she saw a relative coming out of a trailer on her property just before a blaze burned it down Tuesday morning.

Arson investigators were set to come to the scene at 137 Russell Lane Wednesday. It has a Sumrall address but is in the Christian Union community in Marion County.

Woman charged with embezzling


The State Auditor’s Office has arrested a Foxworth woman and charged her with allegedly embezzling money from the Oloh Fire Protection District.

Jessica Delancey, 34, allegedly wrote checks to herself for $68,719 more than she was owed from February 2013 to July 2018, according to the auditor’s office.



Carol Sue McNabb

62, Columbia


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Public Notices

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