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In a season of giving one place that could use the extra help is the Marion County Food Pantry.
The Columbia school board recognized the district’s top teachers and administrator at its meeting Tuesday night.
They’ve taken some lumps to begin the year, but the Columbia Lady Wildcats are close to getting healthy again as the schedule heats up.
With the return of their senior point guard and three talented freshmen, the West Marion Trojans basketball team’s arrow is pointing up.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Laura Hobgood of Looks Great Services and Experience Columbia.) Q: When and where were you born?

Rankin wins yard of month

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The November Yard of the Month has been awarded to Cheryl Rankin.

Rankin, who lives on Sumrall Road, has a beautiful, manicured yard. But that wasn’t the case two years ago when she moved back home. Her mother’s health had been failing so the yard wasn’t able to be kept up.



Jail Docket: Oct. 31, 2019

By STAFF REPORTS,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

FoKelia Lakendra Akins, 40, Tylertown, arrested by CPD, charged with controlled substance sale.




Supervisor, pastor, friend: Newsom plays many leadership roles in Marion County

By TAYLOR THOMPSON & TAYLOR FIELDS,

Calvin Newsom is a well-known and respected leader in Marion County, serving the community from the pulpit and in local government.

The 56-year-old has spent more than two decades on the Marion County Board of Supervisors and pastors John the Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia.





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