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.

City to explore annexation


The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.