Today's Top Stories

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia-Marion County Animal Shelter supervisor, Columbia animal control officer and dispatcher Amanda Bennett.)


Q: When and where were you born?

The Woodlawn Thrift Store, located at 2108 Mississippi 13 N. in Columbia, is home to a variety of items all in the name of helping others.

Two properties recently targeted for demolition by the Columbia Board of Aldermen will see new life.

A car collides with a tanker and two buses full of students become involved in the accident causing dozens of injuries and deaths.

Columbia High School has earned a place of national distinction for its historic building.

The art-deco style structure was recently named to Architectural Digest’s list of top designs in the United States.

But less discovered than in other state shakedowns

Court upholds parole ruling


A state appeals court says a convicted murderer from Marion County is not entitled to a parole hearing every year.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled on Herman Barnes’ case Tuesday. It said a 2014 law requiring annual parole review does not apply to people convicted before that law was passed.

Eyes on the sky


Marion County residents, students view eclipse

A bit of history was made Monday as the first total eclipse in decades took place and students across Columbia and Marion County had the chance to observe.



Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jefferson of Columbia along with Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Campbell of Bay... READ MORE