Crews from Precision Construction removed a bridge on East Reservoir Road near Bunker Hill Road late last week. It’s part of work to replace or repair several bridges in Marion County with the help of a $3 million bond issue that the Board of Supervisors approved in the fall.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested nine people on an array of drug charges and are seeking three more as part of an operation nicknamed “Up to Snow Good.”
According to Sheriff Berkley Hall, the roundup targeted Marion County drug dealers and others found to be in possession of narcotics.
Downtown will come alive again Friday night, and shoppers will have a chance to visit a variety of merchants and enjoy entertainment and fun for the children.
Candlelight, Carols and Claus is slated to take place downtown from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a host of activities.
A man said by police to have “superhuman strength” fueled by an as-yet-undetermined drug shrugged off a Taser shock and grabbed a shotgun from police during a struggle late Monday on Virginia Avenue.
Police Chief Michael Kelly said it is only by the grace of God that no one died during the confrontation.
Record crowds estimated at between 8,000 and 10,000 lined the streets for Saturday’s Kiwanis Club of Columbia Christmas Parade followed by a light show and fireworks.
The parade featured a little bit of everything, from marching bands to the Honey Island Clydesdales and dozens of floats from local schools, churches and businesses.
Marion County’s takeover of garbage services begins Monday, and supervisors want residents to be aware of the changes.
According to District 2 Supervisor Terry Broome, trucks will roll from the Marion County Transfer Station beginning at 7 a.m. Monday headed on their routes.
After months of discussions, the Columbia Board of Aldermen is poised to vote on a beer/wine ordinance that would combine several old ordinances into one and allow for Sunday sales in the city and events at the Columbia Expo Center to serve beer and wine with the proper permitting and fees.