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A new minivan, donated by a Columbia man, will help WINGS continue its mission helping abused women.

The Columbia-Marion County Animal Shelter liberated 18 felines from a home Thursday at 1221 Barnes Ave.

Broom gets 5 years probation in plea bargain

Former Marion County Chief Deputy Jeff Broom will serve five years of probation after pleading guilty to the felony charge of obtaining a prescription by larceny.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Jones Companies’ Eric Lucas.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Hattiesburg Aug. 5, 1978.


For more than 100 years, Colonial Funeral Home has been located at 323 Second St. in Columbia and has honored deep-rooted family values with care and support.

Marion County teams got off to a solid start to the season Friday night as Columbia and East Marion both won big, while Columbia Academy fought hard but lost a tough one by one point.

Woman gets 18 years


A Columbia woman will serve 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in connection with a 2016 shooting death in Hattiesburg.

On July 30, Breanna Conerly, 26, entered her plea in Lamar County before Judge Prentiss Harrell. Friday, Harrell sentenced her to 20 years in prison with 18 to serve.

Qualifying starts Aug. 8


Qualifying for three school board spots and the county prosecuting attorney begins next week.

Marion County Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan said those seeking the offices up for election on the Nov. 6 ballot can qualify from Aug. 8 through Sept. 7.

Qualifying will be held for:




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