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Narcan needed

Society seems to be finally turning the battle against prescription pain pill abuse, even though it will still take many years to win the war. Gov. Phil Bryant’s opioid task force commission, which issued its report last year, offered many sound ideas that are beginning to be implemented.

Broom’s welcome daughter


Lewis and Laina Broom of Columbia welcome their second daughter, Mora Skye, born on Feb. 15, 2018 at 9:16 am at Forrest General Hospital. She weighed 4 lbs 15 ounces and was 16.5 inches long. Mora Skye is also welcomed by her big sister, Malena Faye, grandparents Hank & Nan Stringer of Columbia and Lewis Broom Sr. of Columbia.



Columbia community shines

Saturday was a good day in Columbia and Marion County as the community pulled together to show how much it cares.

Gentry Day was a success with hundreds of people gathering to encourage and raise funds for young cancer patient Gentry Terrell and her family.

Defending the Pearl


It’s David vs. Goliath as local officials oppose Jackson’s ‘One Lake’ plan

Local state Rep. Ken Morgan is being heralded as a champion by some and a scapegoat by others after his presentation in the Mississippi House helped prevent state borrowing for a controversial Jackson lake project.

Jail Docket: March 8, 2018


Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies over the past week. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.



Moree-Lee to wed


Lee and Mary Moree of Columbia, along with Jason and Melissa Rasp of Alabama, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Staci Leighanne Moree to Jeffery Aaron Lee, son of Mr. Jeffrey and Angela Lee of Bassfield. The couple will wed Oct. 14, 2017. The Rev.

City to explore annexation


The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.