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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.

City increases water rates

By MARK ROGERS,

The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted 4-1 Tuesday to raise water rates 3 percent in 2018 after voting down the price hike at its previous meeting.

Aldermen Wendell Hammond, Jason Stringer, Mike Smith and Ed Hough voted for the increase, and Alderwoman Anna Evans voted against it.






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Community dinner set

By MARK ROGERS,

A group of Marion County volunteers plans to make the holidays special for some people who might not get the chance to celebrate.

A community-wide Christmas dinner will begin at noon at Calvary Baptist Church, 1309 Church St., and last until at least 3 p.m.


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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