A Columbia Police Department initiative is designed to keep shoppers safe during the holiday season.
Operation P.R.I.C.E. (Prevention through Real time Intelligence, Collaboration and Enforcement) was rolled out recently, and Chief Michael Kelly said the department wants to work with citizens and retailers.
A pilot program in the Columbia School District will help students with some of the non-academic job skills that employers often find lacking: organization, goal setting, social skills and handling stress, for example.
A former Marion County superintendent of education says his property was targeted by the city of Columbia for cleanup because of a longstanding grudge, but officials say he’s been treated like everyone else.