The Mississippi Highway Patrol announced plans to kick off its “Making it Home for the Holidays” initiative this week.
According to Capt. Johnny Poulos, director of the Public Affairs Division, the high-visibility program will run through the end of the year.
Officials say they hope a new system for controlling pH will address a Columbia resident’s longstanding complaints about acidic water that causes blue staining and can potentially corrode copper pipes.
Brenda Kilpatrick of Pine Ridge Road told the Board of Aldermen Tuesday she’s been having a problem since at least 2013.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted 4-1 Tuesday to raise water rates 3 percent in 2018 after voting down the price hike at its previous meeting.
Aldermen Wendell Hammond, Jason Stringer, Mike Smith and Ed Hough voted for the increase, and Alderwoman Anna Evans voted against it.
Garbage pickup in Columbia and Marion County will be pushed back a day for both Christmas and New Year's.
A Columbia man was jailed late Monday after leading police on a nearly 10-mile chase at speeds reaching 100 mph before crashing into trees off Mississippi 13 South.
The incident started when Gary Neal, 37, was allegedly chasing his wife, who was in another car, around the police station while driving a van.
A group of Marion County volunteers plans to make the holidays special for some people who might not get the chance to celebrate.
A community-wide Christmas dinner will begin at noon at Calvary Baptist Church, 1309 Church St., and last until at least 3 p.m.