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“Operation Real Deal” netted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office 14 arrests on Good Friday in an effort to remove drug dealers from the streets.

Marion County’s population is continuing to decline, according to 2018 census estimates released last week.

More than 30 people joined Pastor Terry Weems and members of his congregation at New Life Fellowship Church for their third annual Holy Walk Friday.

While their first-round script was far from what anyone had in mind, the West Marion Trojans’ second-round opponent produces a story that has been told many times over: redemption.

The Columbia Wildcats advanced to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday without ever taking the field in the first round.

With a severe thunderstorm dropping a copious amount of water onto the streets Thursday, Columbia got the chance to test out its theory on how to prevent flooding downtown — with immediate...

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.




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


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.


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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