Today's Top Stories

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights East Marion Elementary School teacher Jerri Schexnayder.)


Q: When and where were you born?

Barrett’s Garden Center has played a leading role in making Marion County beautiful for more than 35 years, and it has been Tracie Raybourn’s pleasure as owner for more than six years.

The Columbia Police Department is launching a Police Explorers Program for students ages 16 to 20 that will give them real-life experience toward a career in law enforcement.

When he was a junior at the University of Southern Mississippi, Anthony Payton created a binder labeled “Champion’s Way.” Contained within it were the exercise physiology major’s dreams for his...

The Marion County school board honored the state champion East Marion basketball team at Monday’s meeting.

A father and son were sentenced in Columbia Friday for their roles in a shootout at a gun store, although they maintain it was self defense and said they plan to ask for a new trial.

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.

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.



Patsy Nell Lillis Morris

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Four senior basketball players from Marion County recently played in All-Star games, and while... READ MORE


A few years ago, the Mississippi legislature adopted a cottage food operators law, bringing the... READ MORE


Mr. and Mrs. Len Cooke of Kokomo announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their... READ MORE

Public Notices

The following land transactions were filed in Marion... READ MORE