Today's Top Stories
A Hattiesburg man working on renovations at Columbia schools is facing charges after allegedly stealing speakers from the high school auditorium and then pawning them.
Ronald Charles Brown, 48, was jailed Tuesday for grand larceny, as well as possession of marijuana.
A “routine” night of patrol wasn’t so routine for Columbia Police Chief Mike Cooper last weekend.
An attempted traffic stop turned into a pursuit that put Perry Hammond Jr., 30, of Columbia behind bards for DUI (third offense) and eluding a law enforcement officer.
The Columbia Police Department will have several new officers on the road soon and will likely have two new vehicles within 60 days to help with its aging fleet.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night on the matters during discussions with Chief Mike Cooper during the Board meeting at City Hall.
(Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies over the past week. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.)
No children were injured late Thursday afternoon when a driver lost control of his car and plowed through the playground at First Baptist Church.
Columbia police report that Fred Holmes Jr., 62, of Columbia was driving on High School Avenue near Ford Street when his vehicle veered through a fence and onto the playground.
Columbia police arrested a man late last week who was spotted stealing tires from Southern Tire Mart.
Lt. David Ezell and officer Seth Blackmon made the arrest at the Mississippi 35 location Thursday evening, according to Detective Lt. Jonathan Harrison.