Today's Top Stories

Bill Harris, commander of Columbia’s American Legion Post 90, speaks during a Memorial Day program Monday at the Marion County Courthouse.
Paul Robert Goss, son of Robert and Sherri Goss of Columbia, is a May 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Sandy Hook Baptist Church on Sunday displayed the various military, state and the U.S. flags in front of its entrance as part of a tribute for Memorial Day, which was Monday.
Carpentry students from the Marion County Carl Loftin Career Center build square boxes with removable dividers earlier this year per the curriculum guidelines.
Work has begun on replacing the bridge on Columbia-Purvis Road just before Beacon Supply off of U.S. 98.

Community Calendar: May 28, 2020

MCHS Class of 1969 Scholarship

MCHS Class of 1969 is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship to a Columbia High School 2nd semester freshman.  For applications, please contact Charles Lampton (601) 307-9873 or Lorenza Williams (601) 688-3332.

Columbia Primary Online Roundup

Can you identify this photo?

This photo of the “Skeeterville School” was taken circa 1895 to 1900. The teacher, Catherine “Katie” Josephine Denson, is on the back row, third from the left. She holds what appears to be a long riding crop or whip in her right hand. Katie later married Albert Terry of the Terry’s Chapel area near Foxworth.

Obituary: Carlyn Caughman Hahn

Carlyn Caughman Hahn

101, Columbia

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Magee City Cemetery in Magee, for Carlyn Caughman Hahn, 101, of Columbia, who passed away Wednesday, May 20 in Columbia. Charlie Hahn and Bro. Millard Moak officiated at the services.

Event delays continue


As COVID-19 cases in Marion County hit the 100 mark this week, plans are still being affected by the pandemic.

With the safer-at home order still in place, the annual Memorial Day service at the Marion County Courthouse is being postponed with plans to be held at a later date.


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