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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 stands at Walter Payton Field at Gardner Stadium were packed Wednesday as the Columbia High School Marching Wildcats performed.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights lead clerk Juanita Bolton Stovall of the City of Columbia Water Department.)


Q: When and where were you born?

Foxworth Pawn & Trade, located at 123 Mississippi 587, is far more than your average pawn shop and carries a variety of items.

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.

Suit targets pillmakers


As the opioid crisis continues to spread across the nation, Marion County officials are considering suing drug manufacturers to recoup costs.

Marion County ranks second behind Forrest County in opioid use in Mississippi with 182.9 prescriptions per 100 residents, a number that concerns the Board of Supervisors.



East Marion students worked hard to boost their school’s academic rating from a C to a B, and... READ MORE