Today's Top Stories

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Body FX trainer Kari Beach.)


Q: When and where were you born?

The Lady Wildcats (2-4) have played some tough competition to begin the season and have had an up-and-down start.

Lady Eagles win opening 3 games behind hot bats

Diners ate by candlelight Friday at Rajun Cajun’s after an equipment failure on a light pole at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Mississippi 13 knocked out power.

Airport’s $10.2 project aims to boost economic development

Juanita Stovall decided while she was expecting her son, now 1, that she was going to move forward and get her first children’s book written.

Rabbits come to Columbia


From the tiny Netherlands dwarf to the massive Flemish giant, more than 350 rabbits hopped and competed Saturday at the Columbia Expo Center in the annual Magnolia State Rabbit Breeders Association show.

Participants came from throughout Mississippi and Louisiana.

Qualifying deadline is Friday


Friday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to file qualifying papers to run for public office in Marion County in 2019.

Through Tuesday 38 candidates had entered, and the latest three this week include Republican candidates for District 1 supervisor Eddie Morgan, George “P-Nut” King and Steven “Pork Chop” Stringer.



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Public Notices

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