Today's Top Stories

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights The Flower Shop owner Tracy Dyess.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Columbia girl in 1993.

Columbia aldermen have a lot of information to digest after preliminary numbers have been assembled about annexation.

Most people cringe when they see blue lights in their rearview mirror, but this Christmas season that traffic stop might be a special surprise.

The Columbia Academy basketball team is starting to shape up as a squad Marion County and every team in MAIS AAA should pay attention to.

There are a lot of questions right now for the Columbia Wildcats on the hardwood, and they are working hard to answer them to turn around their 3-5 start.

Pre-K results exceed forecasts


Results are in from initial testing of students in Columbia Primary School’s new pre-K program, and officials are encouraged.

The 4-year-olds are already close to what the state expects them to know at the end of the year, Columbia Primary School Principal Heather Singley reported to the school board Tuesday night.



Grace S. Bedwell

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