Today's Top Stories

A Columbia woman is facing one count of misdemeanor child neglect after her four children were found in her car while she shopped at Walmart Monday.

Volunteers at the Columbia Animal Shelter say the county-owned building that houses it is in “horrendous shape” and they are looking for ways to make improvements.

A passing motorist found some unusual roadkill on Gill Street Wednesday morning – a ball python.

The exotic snake native to Africa had been hit by a car, according to the man who picked it up.

Columbia police arrested a man Wednesday and charged him with felony counts of child molestation and child pornography.

Starting Sunday, Miss Hospitality contestants will attend social events, do community service projects, and attend rehearsals and competitions culminating in the crowning ceremony July 21.

When storms hit and floodwaters rose Saturday night, the Columbia Police Department had a new way to help get supplies and equipment to officers: a recently donated Humvee.

Adventures in Eating: Christopher Columbus was also a food explorer


In fourteen hundred ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue …” This line is part of the collective memory of school children in America. Besides that line, what do we know about Christopher Columbus? He was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy, and was a contemporary of other Italians such as Bottecelli and Michaelangelo.

Jail Docket: July 5, 2018


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.


Fire Report: July 5, 2018


Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.


Monday, June 25

County schools close year


A public hearing Monday will give people the chance to learn about the Marion County School District’s property taxes and 2019 budget.

The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. July 2 at its offices on Mississippi 13 North. The district is requesting the same amount as last year.