Today's Top Stories

S.B. Dale Jr. of Columbia gave his life for the cause of freedom during World War II, and the people of the tiny village in France where the Army pilot died have never forgotten.
The East Marion Eagles volleyball team remains extremely talented heading into the 2019 season and is hoping to finally reach the mountain top.
The West Marion Trojans volleyball team will try to do something it has never done before in 2019: Make the playoffs.
The Board of Supervisors approved Monday building a county-wide fire training facility at the Marion County BusinessPlex.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help for information about a large private party Friday night that ended with three injured by gunfire.

Court upholds parole ruling

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A state appeals court says a convicted murderer from Marion County is not entitled to a parole hearing every year.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled on Herman Barnes’ case Tuesday. It said a 2014 law requiring annual parole review does not apply to people convicted before that law was passed.





Fire Calls: August 24, 2017

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, Aug. 14



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Eyes on the sky

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County residents, students view eclipse

A bit of history was made Monday as the first total eclipse in decades took place and students across Columbia and Marion County had the chance to observe.


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David Allen Watts 85, Hattiesburg

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