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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Pierre’s Air Conditioning & Heat owner Pierre Jeanfreau.)


Q: When and where were you born?

In light of rising prison costs and a deficit from previous years, the Marion County Board of Supervisors met for more than an hour with officials from the Marion-Walthall Correctional Facility and CPA Charlie Prince in an effort to determine a...

The holidays can be a difficult time for those that have lost loved ones, especially children.

The West Marion Trojans football team and marching band had great seasons this fall and both were honored at the beginning of last week’s Marion County School District Board of Education meeting.

With Thanksgiving upon us, the focus of many people is now Christmas and in particular finding a tree to decorate.

The stands at Walter Payton Field at Gardner Stadium were packed Wednesday as the Columbia High School Marching Wildcats performed.



Marion County’s unemployment rate continues to fall to the lowest level in decades, but the... READ MORE