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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Advertising Consultant Leigh Ann Delaney.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Natchez Jan. 30, 1971.


The Marion County School District earned eight awards recently for performing better on state exams than other schools with comparable socioeconomic circumstances.

Gayle Reed has been a mainstay in downtown Columbia for more than three decades, but her business is changing with the times.

The local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans recently received its charter.

The Marion Men’s Chapter went through a lengthy process according to Ken McNease, camp commander.

Marion County officials supplied, trained regarding opioid overdose medication

First responders in Marion County will now carry Narcan, a nasal spray used to revive victims of opioid overdoses.

Property owners concerned about taxes

Person of interest in custody


A person of interest in a suspicious death investigation from Friday night in Kokomo was taken into custody without incident Sunday morning.
Shortly before 9, Marion and Wathall County deputies responded to a tip in Wathall County on Henry Smith Road where Ronnie Smith was located and taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.

Ard-Pace to wed


Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Pace Sr. of Foxworth proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Jerry Pace Jr. of Foxworth, to Lila Ard of Tylertown, the daughter of Robert and Jessica Ard of Tylertown.

The groom is the grandson of the late Rose Courtney and the late Fred and Mattie Pace.