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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.

The Columbia Walmart Supercenter and the American Legion celebrated Veterans Day last week by sharing a meal and with the store presenting a grant to the local veterans organization.

Security footage shows man taking items to car, walking back in to steal more

A man who allegedly shoplifted from an area store and then returned to commit the same crime several times was jailed earlier this week by Columbia police.

Fire Calls: August 10, 2017


Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.)


Monday, July 31

• Medical, 717 Mississippi Ave., 5:31 a.m., Columbia responded.