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Week 5 is in the books and both the Columbia Wildcats and West Marion Trojans remain undefeated, but they got to 5-0 in very different ways Friday night. Columbia vs. Lawrence County
East Columbia Baptist Church will hold its 100th anniversary celebration this Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.
The Columbia School Board started off the meeting with recognitions Tuesday night.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia Family Dental administrative assistant Jessica Roe.) Q: When and where were you born?
The East Marion Eagles proved once again this week why they’ve been the class of Region 7-1/3A the past several years.






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County test scores boosted by more rigorous academic courses

By MARK ROGERS,

Offering more Advanced Placement and dual credit college classes helped the Marion County School District jump from a C to a B in state ratings.

The district’s overall score jumped five points from 590 to 595 on a 1,000-point scale and much of that increase came from students’ participation and performance in those courses.





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Betty Sue Bass 82, Bassfield

Sports

Week 5 is in the books and both the Columbia Wildcats and West Marion Trojans remain undefeated,... READ MORE

Opinion:

Administrators, parents, students and community members alike in Marion County should all be... READ MORE

Public Notices

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending... READ MORE