Today's Top Stories

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Walmart’s Steven Mercier.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born Aug. 6, 1996, at Wesley Medical Center.


A day after Marion General Hospital held an active shooter drill, a woman opened fire at a Maryland drugstore distribution center, killing three people.

Police make arrests morning after smash-and-grabs

Two Jackson men were arrested early Wednesday after a car break-in spree that stretched across Columbia Tuesday night.

West Marion and East Marion both picked up big blowout victories, while Columbia Academy was on the receiving end in its showdown with West. 

Trojans cruise against CA

Three candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot made their cases at the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee’s “Beans and Greens” dinner Saturday night.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth in the Columbia School District, be prepared to pay more.

Ice cream in the city schools is going up from 50 cents to 75 cents.

Schools to budget snow makeup days


Next year the Columbia School District will have predetermined makeup days to be used if school is cancelled because of weather.

That decision was made before this week’s snow and ice, which resulted in school dismissing early Tuesday and being out Wednesday and Thursday. The district hasn’t set yet when it will make up those days.

Clerk shot in armed robbery


Columbia police are seeking information on suspects who shot a clerk at the Family Dollar on South High School Avenue during an armed robbery Saturday morning.

Detective Capt. Rita Pickering said they are looking for two suspects who were wearing long jackets, toboggans and scarves that covered their faces.



Edith W. McMurray

96, Columbia


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