Today's Top Stories

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Shabulous owner Melissa Collier.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Gulfport in Nov. 12, 1971.


Columbia and Marion County are built on the backs of family-run businesses, and Cook’s Garage may be the textbook example.

Two Columbia girls will be sharing the lead role in a traditional ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” the next two weekends.

City hears passionate support for and against ordinance

For the first time, beer and wine will soon be legally sold in Columbia on Sundays after the Board of Aldermen passed a revised ordinance Tuesday.

City officials are mulling fees for the use of Bluff Street Park similar to the ones charged by the county to use facilities at the Columbia Water Park.

Record crowds estimated at between 8,000 and 10,000 lined the streets for Saturday’s Kiwanis Club of Columbia Christmas Parade followed by a light show and fireworks.

Marion County incorporations


The following businesses incorporated in Marion County during October, according to Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office records:


• Unity Temple Community Church Of God In Christ 2, 500 Jones Lane, Columbia

• JB Haddox Construction LLC, 30 Lightsey Lane, Columbia

Hyde-Smith gets 47% in Marion County

In the most anticipated race of the night for U.S. Senate, Marion County mirrored the rest of Mississippi with Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy leading substantially over Chris McDaniel.

The Associated Press has called the election as a runoff between the Republican Hyde-Smith and Democrat Espy, which will be Nov. 27.



Addie Lee Thornhill Price

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Public Notices

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