Today's Top Stories

Columbia and West Marion blew out their opening opponents of 2019 Friday night, while Columbia Academy lost a hard-fought rivalry contest on the road.
The West Marion Trojans’ 2018 season was a tale of two halves.
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.


Fire Report: July 11, 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.

Monday, July 1


Incorporations filed in June

By STAFF,

The following incorporations were filed in Marion County during June, according to records from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office.

• E & S Enterprise LLC, 16 Rankin Creek Road, Sandy Hook

• Touch Of Grace Home Health Care LLC, 103 Judy St., Columbia


Jail Docket: July 11, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 1 to July 7. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.


Repairs requested

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Circuit Judge Tony Mozingo and Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan approached the Board of Supervisors Tuesday about funding improvements to the Marion County Courthouse.

Grand jury members first came to Nolan and were very concerned, she said.


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City makes job moves

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Personnel issues were the main topic at the Columbia Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday.

Ordinance Officer Justin Corley addressed the board in Police Chief Michael Kelly’s absence. Upon the recommendation of Corley, the board approved the following changes:

• Frelix Roderick, full-time officer certified;


Looking Back: Contributions needed after fire destroys dormitory

By STAFF,

65 years ago, July 8, 1954

“Sidney Head and Bill Lampton of Columbia were named on the Dean’s List for the second semester at Millsaps College. … Sidney Head is the son of Sidney Head of Mt. Olive and the late Mrs. Head of Columbia. Bill Lampton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ben Lampton of Columbia.”




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Obituaries

Mary Annette Rawls Thompson, 93, Columbia

Sports

The West Marion Trojans’ 2018 season was a tale of two halves.

Social

Mary Annette Rawls Thompson, 93, Columbia

Opinion:

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

Public Notices

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