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Kids Hub celebrated opening its Columbia location on Second Street Friday morning with a ribbon cutting in collaboration with the Marion County Development Partnership.
Members of the Columbia High School class of 2020 walk in as family and friends — limited in number and spaced apart for social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic — stand inside Walter
East Marion High School held its graduation commencement ceremony Friday night to honor a senior class that missed its final two months of school.
Friday evening West Marion High School held its commencement exercises for the Class of 2020 in Foxworth, with COVID-19 precautions like masks and social distancing being practiced.
Morgan Allen of Columbia recently graduated from the Holmes Community College as a member of the 2020 practical nursing class.

Obituary: Billy Rue Mooney

Billy Rue Mooney

82, Foxworth

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia for Billy Rue Money, 82, of Columbia, who died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Columbia Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

What to do when hydrangeas stop flowering by July


I write a lot about the four-generation family women who influenced my gardening approach, but haven’t given enough props to my dad’s mom, a prim garden club flower judge who instilled an appreciation for striving for ideals. Her books of blue ribbons were proof that attention to detail and playing by group rules can pay off.

C-P gets Google funds

Google is providing funds to help The Columbian-Progress in its mission to continue to bring professional, independent and original news reporting to Columbia and Marion County.

The newspaper last week received $5,000 through the Google News Initiative’s Journalism Emergency Relief Fund.

Fire Report: June 25, 2020

Monday, June 15

Vehicle accident property damage only, Mississippi 13 N./Expose Road, 7:28 a.m., Tri-Community responded.

Tuesday, June 16

Grass/woods fire, Dunaway Loop, 1:40 p.m., Southwest Marion responded.

Medical, 1609 Pineview Drive, 2:21 p.m., Columbia responded.


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