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The eight policemen and deputies from Marion County who have given their lives in the line of duty are now driving on “God’s interstate of eternity,” the guest speaker at the Fallen Law...

Columbia High School senior Bryce Ramshur became the fourth tennis star from the Wildcats program in three years to sign a collegiate scholarship Wednesday.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 members present a gun to Randy Dyess Wednesday at Foxworth Pawn and Trade as the winner of their raffle that funds girls attending Girls State.

The April meeting of the Calliopean Club was held at the Broad Street Restaurant on April 15.

The West Marion Trojans faithful are going to have to wait a little longer to raise a state championship trophy.

Now that the 3 percent sales tax on hotels and restaurants for tourism, parks and recreation has been passed, Columbia is beginning to initialize its plans for how the funds will be used.

Jail Docket: May 16, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from May 6 to May 12. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.





Fire Report: May 16, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.

Monday, May 6


Body cams coming soon

By CHARLIE SMITH,

The Columbia Police Department now has eight body cameras and is working on a plan to begin using them soon, Chief Michael Kelly told aldermen Tuesday.

Mayor Justin McKenzie asked Kelly to issue a press release once the cameras are in operation to let the public know the city is trying to be transparent.


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