Today's Top Stories

PURVIS -- It wasn’t without a fight, but the Columbia Academy Cougars claimed the Class 3A south state championship Saturday night with a 59-44 over Clinton Christian at Lamar Christian.
For 15 years Ability LLC excelled in Foxworth, but the business grew too large and has now moved to 502 S. High School Ave., behind Columbia Auto Service.
Open Wings of Outreach Care held its inaugural Black Heritage Program Wednesday at the Marion County BusinessPlex Community Room.
On Tuesday Columbia Police Chief Michael Kelly was part of a ceremony at the Capitol in Jackson honoring Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn on legislation to combat human trafficking.
Tuesday night Marion County citizens opposing annexation held a meeting at The Church on Main.

Fire Report: May 17, 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.


Monday, May 7

Boat bandit busted


An alleged boat bandit, accused of raiding a camp on a creek near Sandy Hook, was arrested on the Pearl River Sunday.

Brian Mitchell Statham, 44, of Foxworth remains in the Marion County Jail facing a charge of burglary of a dwelling.



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Public Notices

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