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The 54th annual Heritage Festival is coming up Oct. 5 at City Park and will once again include a wide variety of vendors and entertainment.
The owners of a Kokomo horse farm are celebrating an international win.
For nearly 25 years, Mack’s Heating & Air has been keeping Marion County cool during the grueling and long Mississippi summers and warm throughout the winter.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Woodlawn Church youth pastor Justin Johns.) Q: When and where were you born? A: I was born in St. Louis, Mo., April 7, 1988.

Tax hike vote set for Friday

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Hearings are set this week to approve budgets for both Columbia and Marion County.

The county is seeking an increase of 4.4 mills in its property tax rate, which would bring in an additional $556,914 through taxes on homes, businesses, car tags and other property.

The 4.4-mill increase is broken down roughly as follows:






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Fire Report: Sept. 5, 2019

By STAFF,

Monday, Aug. 26

Medical, 419 Jones Lane, 7:06 a.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 917 Gill St., 5:12 p.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 357 Friendship Church Road, 5:42 p.m., Tri-Community responded.

Medical, 203 Arthur B. Johnson Lane, 9:02 p.m., South Marion responded.



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Rev. William “Billy” Warren 75, Foxworth

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Church on the Rock Family and Friends Day, Sept. 15

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