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

The friendship between sister cities Columbia, Miss., and Columbia, S.C., has grown in recent years, as the two have aided each other during difficult times.

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

County test scores boosted by more rigorous academic courses


Offering more Advanced Placement and dual credit college classes helped the Marion County School District jump from a C to a B in state ratings.

The district’s overall score jumped five points from 590 to 595 on a 1,000-point scale and much of that increase came from students’ participation and performance in those courses.



Edith W. McMurray

96, Columbia


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