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As storms swept through the region this morning, Marion County law enforcement and first responders were kept busy.

State Bank is a full-service, FDIC insured bank working with commercial and consumer customers alike and recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in Columbia.

District Attorney Hall Kittrell pointed out services available to those who fall prey to criminals as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week this past week.

Jennifer Baughman started the school year by cooking breakfast for West Marion Primary School staff.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Sunshine Frozen Foods owner Joe Ball.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Hattiesburg July 22, 1975.


2017 was a busy year for Main Street Columbia Inc.

Director Nik Ingram spoke with the Columbia Board of Aldermen at the April 3 meeting and shared some insight into things going on with the organization and in downtown Columbia.

Adventures In Eating: Ratatouille’s Ratatouille is a beautiful and classic labor of love


Ratatouille, the movie about a French rat with a dream to be a chef, debuted in 2007. I watched the movie then, but was so immersed in my business than I failed to give it my full attention. I am so sorry that I did that. This past weekend I watched it three times. It is amazing! The attention to detail is incredible.

Miller-Hart to wed


Dr. Bill and Arlene Miller of Columbia announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Greysen Miller of Washington, D.C., to Jacob Hart of Washington, D.C., son of Steve and Jackie Hart of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jail Docket: April 5, 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.


Fire Report: April 4, 2018


Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.


Monday, Mar. 26

Adventures in Eating: A different kind of Easter


In the Deep South Easter meant new clothes, Easter eggs, “Up from the Grave He Arose” and a large lunch after church with my grandparents. I listened to the teachings in Sunday School of Jesus being crucified and rising on Easter Sunday. I guess I thought that everyone around the world marked the occasion known as “Easter” just as I did.