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Week 5 is in the books and both the Columbia Wildcats and West Marion Trojans remain undefeated, but they got to 5-0 in very different ways Friday night. Columbia vs. Lawrence County
East Columbia Baptist Church will hold its 100th anniversary celebration this Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.
The Columbia School Board started off the meeting with recognitions Tuesday night.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia Family Dental administrative assistant Jessica Roe.) Q: When and where were you born?
The East Marion Eagles proved once again this week why they’ve been the class of Region 7-1/3A the past several years.





Board reverses cop hire

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

An hour-long special city board meeting ended Friday with the termination of a new Police Department hire.

Aldermen voted 5-0 after discussion in executive session to fire Joshua Strickland. Strickland had been hired three days earlier after Mayor Justin McKenzie cast the deciding vote on July 16 when aldermen tied 2-2.


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Jail Docket: July 25, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 15 to July 21. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.




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Obituaries

Betty Sue Bass 82, Bassfield

Sports

Week 5 is in the books and both the Columbia Wildcats and West Marion Trojans remain undefeated,... READ MORE

Opinion:

Administrators, parents, students and community members alike in Marion County should all be... READ MORE

Public Notices

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending... READ MORE