Property owners in Marion County could see increases in their taxes when bills are mailed out later this fall.
The 2017 real property assessment has increased because of reappraisal, according to Tax Assessor/Collector Teresa Terrell.
As area schoolchildren begin to head back to the books this week, many of them have a little extra help.
Students of all ages were able to pick up backpacks full of supplies during events held at the Columbia Water Park and Duckworth Park.
Kenneigha Barnes was all smiles as Marion County Superintendent Wendy Bracey called her up in front of a school board meeting Monday.
Columbia residents will soon be able to recycle on Saturdays.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted to open the recycling center on old Foxworth Road from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. It will also be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Fridays.
Ditches and flooding are taking a top priority for the newly elected Columbia administration.
Mayor Justin McKenzie said frequent rains have brought a lot of issues to light.
The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.
In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.