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“Operation Real Deal” netted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office 14 arrests on Good Friday in an effort to remove drug dealers from the streets.

Marion County’s population is continuing to decline, according to 2018 census estimates released last week.

More than 30 people joined Pastor Terry Weems and members of his congregation at New Life Fellowship Church for their third annual Holy Walk Friday.

While their first-round script was far from what anyone had in mind, the West Marion Trojans’ second-round opponent produces a story that has been told many times over: redemption.

The Columbia Wildcats advanced to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday without ever taking the field in the first round.

A UPS truck and an 18-wheeler crashed in slick conditions Thursday afternoon on U.S. 98 near Pierce Road east of Columbia.


Fire Report: March 7, 2019

By STAFF,

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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Qualifying deadline is Friday

By CHARLIE SMITH,

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

By CHARLIE SMITH,

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.



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