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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.

Here is background on what has happened so far in the debate about Columbia annexation and what steps could take place in the future.

Schools to budget snow makeup days


Next year the Columbia School District will have predetermined makeup days to be used if school is cancelled because of weather.

That decision was made before this week’s snow and ice, which resulted in school dismissing early Tuesday and being out Wednesday and Thursday. The district hasn’t set yet when it will make up those days.