Today's Top Stories

State Auditor Stacey Pickering visited Columbia on a day his office issued its largest-ever demand, $92 million against a failed Pine Belt firm.

A new church in Columbia’s former skating rink aims to reach people who haven’t felt welcome at traditional congregations by loving like Jesus loved, its pastor says.

A bridge closing in northern Marion County in early April will impact residents, commuters, school bus routes and first responders.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Bill Pittman, manager of accounting and financial services at Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association.)


Q: When and where were you born?

Ten months ago Marion County Deputy Lance Poirier’s doctor delivered the bad news: His shattered right leg would need to be amputated.

Also, longtime Jefferson Middle leader retires

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.