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The 54th annual Heritage Festival is coming up Oct. 5 at City Park and will once again include a wide variety of vendors and entertainment.
The owners of a Kokomo horse farm are celebrating an international win.
For nearly 25 years, Mack’s Heating & Air has been keeping Marion County cool during the grueling and long Mississippi summers and warm throughout the winter.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Woodlawn Church youth pastor Justin Johns.) Q: When and where were you born? A: I was born in St. Louis, Mo., April 7, 1988.

Federal money allocated for Williamsburg Road bridges

By STAFF,

The U.S. Department of Transportation is allocating $6.6 million to the Mississippi Department of Transportation replace eight bridges in Southwest Mississippi, including in Marion County.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the grants Aug. 29 during remarks at the Coastal Region Transportation Summit in Biloxi.






Police hold DUI push

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Columbia Police Department is reminding folks to “drive sober or get pulled over” this holiday weekend.

During the Labor Day Weekend the CPD is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an effort to combat drunk driving and save lives.


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Rev. William “Billy” Warren 75, Foxworth

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Next up for West Marion is Forrest County AHS (1-2), who is coming off a 17-14 loss to Bay High... READ MORE

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Church on the Rock Family and Friends Day, Sept. 15

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