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The East Marion Eagles are coming off the deepest postseason run of all of the Marion County teams by reaching the south state championship but are having to replace some key pieces and are steppi
For the first time in head coach Randy Butler’s three-year tenure, the Columbia Academy senior Cougars finished with a losing record in 2018 and are looking to get back to winning playoff games.
In head coach Chip Bilderback’s first year at the helm, he guided the Columbia Wildcats to an improbable 10-win season and had them looking like a juggernaut for years to come.
A head-on collision on Mississippi 35 South between an 18-wheeler and a Honda Accord during heavy rains Monday afternoon caused serious injuries to both drivers.
Columbia aldermen unanimously approved an annexation ordinance Tuesday evening, which is a main step in the process after more than two years of study.

Board reverses cop hire


An hour-long special city board meeting ended Friday with the termination of a new Police Department hire.

Aldermen voted 5-0 after discussion in executive session to fire Joshua Strickland. Strickland had been hired three days earlier after Mayor Justin McKenzie cast the deciding vote on July 16 when aldermen tied 2-2.

Fire Report: July 25, 2019


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.

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Mary Annette Rawls Thompson, 93, Columbia


The East Marion Eagles are coming off the deepest postseason run of all of the Marion County teams... READ MORE


Mary Annette Rawls Thompson, 93, Columbia


“I really focus on the present, allowing myself to understand my ego but not to identify with it.

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Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law... READ MORE