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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.
A head-on collision on Mississippi 35 South between an 18-wheeler and a Honda Accord during heavy rains Monday afternoon caused serious injuries to both drivers.
Columbia aldermen unanimously approved an annexation ordinance Tuesday evening, which is a main step in the process after more than two years of study.


Brooms win top yard for July

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

Katie Broom and her family at 1402 Broad St. are honored to be the recipients of the July Yard of the Month.

“It’s an honor because I do take pride in my yard,” Broom said. “I’ve done everything myself, and I love to keep a neat yard.”

Broom added it was an unexpected honor, and she appreciates being chosen.


Jail Docket: July 4, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from June 24 to June 30. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.




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County schools close year

A brief meeting was held Monday night to close out the fiscal year for the Marion County School District School Board.

The board approved the following resignations:

• Casey Sullivan Taylor as assistant state literacy coordinator;

• Melissa Taylor as West Marion High School counselor.


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Mary Annette Rawls Thompson, 93, Columbia

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Mary Annette Rawls Thompson, 93, Columbia

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

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