Today's Top Stories

The attendees at last week’s Marion County School District Board of Education meeting enjoyed a little entertainment before getting down to business.

Gabe Fowler was all smiles Monday in the Marion County Chancery Courtroom.

Purity Mae Beard Martise graduated from Columbia High School in 1952, while Amelia Magee Rogers followed her exactly 50 years later.

It’s a dream for every young slugger to play college baseball with the same guys he grew up playing with at Dean Griner.

While the high school baseball season may have ended weeks ago in Marion County, several area ball players were recognized for their prowess by the state’s coaches.

The fifth annual Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held at Lake Bill Waller Saturday morning and is presented by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks.

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.


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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.


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.

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.