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“Operation Real Deal” netted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office 14 arrests on Good Friday in an effort to remove drug dealers from the streets.

Marion County’s population is continuing to decline, according to 2018 census estimates released last week.

More than 30 people joined Pastor Terry Weems and members of his congregation at New Life Fellowship Church for their third annual Holy Walk Friday.

While their first-round script was far from what anyone had in mind, the West Marion Trojans’ second-round opponent produces a story that has been told many times over: redemption.

The Columbia Wildcats advanced to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday without ever taking the field in the first round.

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...

Jail Docket: April 11, 2019


Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from April 1 to April 7. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.


Marion County incorporations


The following incorporations were filed from Marion County with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office during March:


• V Tees LLC, 82 Albert Rayburn Road, Columbia

• William Anthony Farms LLC, 1004 Conerly Road, Columbia

• Dragoon Gaming Ecommerce Agency LLC, 202 E. Rankin St., Columbia



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