Today's Top Stories

A Lumberton man was arrested Monday outside Walmart in Columbia after allegedly pointing a handgun at vehicles in the parking lot.

HATTIESBURG — It didn’t take long for the Columbia Wildcats to impose their will May 16 against Sumrall in a spring exhibition game played at The Rock in Hattiesburg.

HATTIESBURG — It didn’t take long for the West Marion Trojans’ new offensive philosophy to pay big dividends.

East Marion multi-sport athlete Tytianna Porter has settled on a sport and where she will spend the next four years of her athletic career.

The eight policemen and deputies from Marion County who have given their lives in the line of duty are now driving on “God’s interstate of eternity,” the guest speaker at the Fallen Law...

Columbia High School senior Bryce Ramshur became the fourth tennis star from the Wildcats program in three years to sign a collegiate scholarship Wednesday.

Body cams coming soon


The Columbia Police Department now has eight body cameras and is working on a plan to begin using them soon, Chief Michael Kelly told aldermen Tuesday.

Mayor Justin McKenzie asked Kelly to issue a press release once the cameras are in operation to let the public know the city is trying to be transparent.

City buys new garbage truck


Columbia aldermen bought a new garbage truck Wednesday, and the city plans to take back over pickup come Oct. 1.

The new truck won’t be delivered until December, so the city is looking at buying a used truck to put into service after its contract with Waste Pro expires Sept. 30. It would need a used truck anyway for a backup.


Fire Report: May 9, 2019


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.


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