Today's Top Stories

(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

County test scores boosted by more rigorous academic courses


Offering more Advanced Placement and dual credit college classes helped the Marion County School District jump from a C to a B in state ratings.

The district’s overall score jumped five points from 590 to 595 on a 1,000-point scale and much of that increase came from students’ participation and performance in those courses.