Today's Top Stories

In a season of giving one place that could use the extra help is the Marion County Food Pantry.
The Columbia school board recognized the district’s top teachers and administrator at its meeting Tuesday night.
They’ve taken some lumps to begin the year, but the Columbia Lady Wildcats are close to getting healthy again as the schedule heats up.
With the return of their senior point guard and three talented freshmen, the West Marion Trojans basketball team’s arrow is pointing up.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Laura Hobgood of Looks Great Services and Experience Columbia.) Q: When and where were you born?

Adventures in Eating: A different kind of Easter


In the Deep South Easter meant new clothes, Easter eggs, “Up from the Grave He Arose” and a large lunch after church with my grandparents. I listened to the teachings in Sunday School of Jesus being crucified and rising on Easter Sunday. I guess I thought that everyone around the world marked the occasion known as “Easter” just as I did.

Fire Report: March 29, 2018


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.


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With the return of their senior point guard and three talented freshmen, the West Marion Trojans... READ MORE


City Market already has its deer processing off the ground and will be a full-line meat market... READ MORE


It’s time to turn the page as we do every December and turn out attention away from football to... READ MORE

Public Notices

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8... READ MORE