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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Walmart’s Steven Mercier.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born Aug. 6, 1996, at Wesley Medical Center.

 

A day after Marion General Hospital held an active shooter drill, a woman opened fire at a Maryland drugstore distribution center, killing three people.

Police make arrests morning after smash-and-grabs

Two Jackson men were arrested early Wednesday after a car break-in spree that stretched across Columbia Tuesday night.

West Marion and East Marion both picked up big blowout victories, while Columbia Academy was on the receiving end in its showdown with West. 

Trojans cruise against CA

Three candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot made their cases at the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee’s “Beans and Greens” dinner Saturday night.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth in the Columbia School District, be prepared to pay more.

Ice cream in the city schools is going up from 50 cents to 75 cents.







Woman gets 18 years

By MARK ROGERS,

A Columbia woman will serve 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in connection with a 2016 shooting death in Hattiesburg.

On July 30, Breanna Conerly, 26, entered her plea in Lamar County before Judge Prentiss Harrell. Friday, Harrell sentenced her to 20 years in prison with 18 to serve.





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Edith W. McMurray

96, Columbia


Sports

West Marion and East Marion both picked up big blowout victories, while Columbia Academy was on... READ MORE


Opinion:

Mississippi has a more than $3 billion trade deficit with China, meaning we buy far more from... READ MORE


Social

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Mississippi gardens have just started getting a little... READ MORE


Public Notices

The following land transactions were listed as completed in the Marion County Chancery... READ MORE