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In one of the strangest season openers in recent memory, West Marion braved the adversity and came away with a convincing 36-7 home win over Presbyterian Christian Thursday night.

Eric Lucas was sworn in as a member of the Columbia School District Board of Trustees Aug. 9, and the board wasted no time getting down to business with the beginning of the school year.

The Columbia Police Department is getting closer to being fully staffed as four new officers were sworn in Monday morning.

Columbia officials are checking downtown drainage, including using cameras on sewer lines, after a Friday downpour again caused flooding.

Helping addicts get free

Ashley Ardis, a young mother, shared her story Monday about battling drug addiction to more than 60 people, in hopes that others will realize help is out there.

The Columbia Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies teamed up Friday and worked into the wee hours Saturday rounding individuals up and colleting stolen property.





Adventures in Eating: Christopher Columbus was also a food explorer

By FRAN GINN,

In fourteen hundred ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue …” This line is part of the collective memory of school children in America. Besides that line, what do we know about Christopher Columbus? He was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy, and was a contemporary of other Italians such as Bottecelli and Michaelangelo.



Fire Report: July 5, 2018

By STAFF,

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, June 25


Jail Docket: July 5, 2018

By STAFF,

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.

 




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