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Jefferson Middle School and first-year principal Levi Robinson are working diligently to improve the school’s D rating and spent $50,000 on an outside firm to improve test scores, according to an...

East Marion grad Abram projected to go in 1st round April 25

Schools in Columbia and Marion County will be letting our early Thursday afternoon in anticipation of strong thunderstorms that could potentially bring tornados.

Columbia Academy senior Lauren Rowley became the second Lady Cougar to ink a college scholarship this season after signing with William Carey University Tuesday afternoon.

It’s been two long decades since the Trojans could call themselves district champs, and they have their biggest rival to thank for helping them secure the Region 8-3A title in 2019.

The Wildcats proved they are one of the top contenders for the Class 3A title this year, thoroughly dominating Seminary, who went unbeaten in Region 8-3A and reached South State last year, in a...


Waddell-Berry to wed

By STAFF,

Ms. Dana Waddell of Philadelphia, along with Mr. and Mrs. Vance Berry of Columbia, are excited to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Whitney Alyssa Waddell and Russell Bernard Berry.  Whitney is also the daughter of Brian Waddell of Philadelphia.






Gator Fest slated April 6

By BRANDI PERRY,

Gator Fest is back, and the usual fall event has a new time and a new home.

“Our committee has decided to make Gator Fest a spring event from now on. In years past it was held at the Columbia Water Park in the fall, but there are just too many conflicts,” Festival Coordinator Steve Mercier said.


Fire Report: March 28, 2019

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, March 18


Jail Docket: March 28, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from March 18 to March 24. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.

 



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