Today's Top Stories

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...

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


Q: When and where were you born?

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.

Trial set in appeal


A trial is scheduled for March 15 for a Columbia man appealing a misdemeanor conviction that he says was the result of unfair treatment from police.

Myjellious McKenzie filed notice of appeal of the Columbia Municipal Court verdict on Feb. 7 in Marion County Circuit Court.



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


Your granddad’s wall-to-wall carpet lawn doesn’t have to be yours.

Public Notices

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