Today's Top Stories

The Pearl River Interpretive Plaza was filled with the sights and sounds of children and their projects earlier this week.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights art teacher Phyllis Smith of Columbia Primary School.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A Columbia woman hopes to give more people understanding of one of the largest animals on the planet.

Like thousands of Floridians, Dan Brinson and his wife fled from Hurricane Irma not knowing where they were going or what they might return to.

Millions of viewers watched on television last week as a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and rescue swimmer plucked two sailors and a dog from their boat in the Gulf of Mexico.

A shakedown Thursday at the Marion-Walthall County Regional Correctional Facility in Columbia unearthed everything from bags of tobacco to pink Nike shoes to tattoo ink.

Fire Calls: August 10, 2017


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.)


Monday, July 31

• Medical, 717 Mississippi Ave., 5:31 a.m., Columbia responded.